Norse mythology
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Published:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Edition.
Physical Desc:
299 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Essex Adult Nonfiction
293 GAI
Description
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki--son of a giant--blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor's hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman--difficult with his beard and huge appetite--to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir--the most sagacious of gods--is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.Through Gaiman's deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393609097, 039360909X
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.7, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
830

Notes

Description
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendencey to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.--,adapted from author website.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gaiman, N. (2017). Norse mythology. First Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gaiman, Neil. 2017. Norse Mythology. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gaiman, Neil, Norse Mythology. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gaiman, Neil. Norse Mythology. First Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. Print.

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