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Wayward Heroes Translated from the Icelandic. Translated from the Icelandic by
Philip Roughton. Front Cover.
Author: Halldor Laxness
Published in 1952, Wayward Heroes is part of the body of works for which Laxness was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1955. It is a masterfully written tragicomedy about the oath-brothers Thorgeir and Thormod, inspired by the old Icelandic sagas Saga of the Sworn Brothers and Saga of Saint Olaf. The brothers fight for glory, raid for treasure, and seduce women against the backdrop of a new cult of Christianity. But where the old sagas depict their heroes as glorious champions, Laxness does the opposite. As Thormod avenges Thorgeir's death, he demonstrates the senselessness of violence and the endlessly cyclical nature of obsession. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Arcadia Austin isn't doing so well under the new regime but she has fared better than most ex-heroes. With the ability to blend in, Arcadia has the rare opportunity to start over, or in her case, drink her life away.
Author: Kristina Garlick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Imagine if a superhero fails to save a city and the villains win. With a city in ruins and no hope in sight, the United States Government has no choice but to surrender to the terrorists. Suddenly, the world becomes a darker, deadlier place for anyone who opposes Lord Boundary and his crew. Arcadia Austin isn't doing so well under the new regime but she has fared better than most ex-heroes. With the ability to blend in, Arcadia has the rare opportunity to start over, or in her case, drink her life away. However, given the chance to potentially beat the bad guys, will Arcadia choose to stay hidden or don her old superhero uniform?
... First Appearance : Black Hammer # 1 HISTORY While the small town of
Rockwood may appear to be an unassuming , idyllic , and all - American
municipality , it reveals itself to be a dreamy cage designed to imprison our
wayward heroes .
Author: Jeff Lemire
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
The long-awaited conclusion to the highly acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning superhero saga. Torn from the Farm and faced with startling revelations about their last ten years, the Black Hammer crew, stripped of their identities, must race to prevent a universal meltdown and make hard sacrifices for the sake of existence itself! Meanwhile, a Lovecraftian teen finds there is a hefty price she must pay to become "normal." Collects Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1-#12, Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise, and The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!
Recently Henry has led anew group of young wayward heroes. the states in the
days preceding ww. AlterEgo: Henry ... He took on the guise of the masked hero
known as the Farmer (see the Farmers). Relying mainly on his fists and his trusty
Author: Jeff Lemire
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
"Wiped out of their superhero universe by a multiversal crisis, the forgotten heroes of Spiral City now live as a dysfunctional family on a mysterious farm in a small town from which they have no escape"--Back cover of Volume 1.
Like the wayward heroes of those eighteenth-century novels—those foundlings
of obscure origins whose winding misadventures deliver them ultimately to the
parlor of gentility— did archaic comedy bury its past and begin again with its own
Author: Odai Johnson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Theorizing the effects of memory, absence, and disappearance in classical theater--the aesthetics of ruins
... were never out of pickles. “Where's Dogma?” Fred said, trying to change the
topic. Looking out at the water, they saw the growing silhouette of Dogma
heading away in the distance. They'd have to manage without him. Our wayward
Author: Rivka Galchen
Publisher: Restless Books
From the New Yorker “20 Under 40” author of Atmospheric Disturbances comes a brain-twisting adventure story of a girl named Fred on a quest through a world of fantastical creatures, strange logic, and a powerful prejudice against growing up. Fred and her math-teacher mom are always on the move, and Fred is getting sick of it. She’s about to have yet another birthday in a new place without friends. On the eve of turning thirteen, Fred sees something strange in the living room: her mother, dressed for a party, standing in front of an enormous paper lantern—which she steps into and disappears. Fred follows her and finds herself in the Land of Impossibility—a loopily illogical place where time is outlawed, words carry dire consequences, and her unlikely allies are a depressed white elephant and a pugnacious mongoose mother of seventeen. With her new friends, Fred sets off in search of her mom, braving dungeons, Insult Fish, Fearsome Ferlings, and a mad Rat Queen. To succeed, the trio must find the solution to an ageless riddle. Gorgeously illustrated and reminiscent of The Phantom Tollbooth and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Rivka Galchen’s Rat Rule 79 is an instant classic for curious readers of all ages.
A WOMAN on the highway, Dressed in blue, the aged mother, To Kullervo spake
as follows: "Whither goest, Kullerwoinen, Whither hastes the wayward hero?
Kullerwoinen gave this answer: "I have thought that I would journey To the far-off
Author: Anon E Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
THE following translation was undertaken from a desire to lay before the English-speaking people the full treasury of epical beauty, folklore, and mythology comprised in The Kalevala (the Land of Heroes, the national epic of the Finns.) The Kalevala describes Finnish nature very minutely and very beautifully. Grimm says that no poem is to be compared with it in this respect. A deeper and more esoteric meaning of the Kalevala, however, points to a contest between Light and Darkness. The numerous myths of the poem are likewise full of significance and beauty, and the Kalevala should be read between the lines, in order that the full meaning of this great epic may be comprehended. The whole poem is replete with the most fascinating folk-lore about the mysteries of nature, the origin of things, the enigmas of human tears, and, true to the character of a national epic, it represents not only the poetry, but the entire wisdom and accumulated experience of a nation. One of the most notable characteristics of the Finnish mythology is the interdependence among the gods. The Finnish deities, like the ancient gods of Italy and Greece, are generally represented in pairs. They have their individual abodes and are surrounded by their respective families. The Sun and the Moon each have a consort, and sons and daughters. Only two sons of Paeivae appear in The Kalevala, one comes to aid of Wainamoinen in his efforts to destroy the mystic Fire-fish, by throwing from the heavens to the girdle of the hero, a "magic knife, silver-edged, and golden-handled;" the other son, Panu, the Fire-child, brings back to Kalevala the fire that bad been stolen by Louhi, the wicked hostess of Pohyola. 10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
Like Childe Harold , this type of hero is very young but already knows all the
baseness of life . Like Childe Harold , he attempts to drown despair in pleasure
and debauchery . The author delights in exaggerating the sins of his wayward
Author: Lloyd Bishop
Publisher: New York : P. Lang
Our contemporary view of the romantic hero is blurred by infrequently examined assumptions. The purpose of Professor Bishop's book on The Romantic Hero and his Heirs is two-fold: to draw a precise and updated portrait of the original romantic hero in French literature and then to trace his legitimate heirs from the romantic period to the middle of the twentieth century - and beyond. By bringing together his own findings and those of other scholars he establishes the important fact of literary history that the romantic hero is the central hero of modern French literature. The book offers not only a detailed description and genealogy of a significant literary hero, it also provides a des- cription of the modern sensibility. This is an ambitious and convincing work of vast and precise erudition.
The wayward heroes of the narrative may even have been modeled on the
collaborators themselves, with George Cruikshank represented by Corinthian
Tom, his brother Robert Cruikshank a fictive Jerry Hawthorne, and Bob Logic ...
Author: Jenna M. Gibbs
Publisher: JHU Press
Scholars and students interested in slavery and abolition, British and American politics and culture, and Atlantic history will take an interest in this provocative work.
CHAPTER 4 Wayward Heroes Newsmakers almost always accept the news story
' s invitation to posture and lie . Theoretically , they could ignore the media and
march to the beats of their own drummers . They know , however , that their ...
Author: Paul Weaver
Uses hard evidence to expose the "culture of lying," a propensity of news organizations to obscure the true meanings of news events and distort the public's conception of reality.
Despite the best efforts of parental , monarchical , and religious authorities , the
experience of the comtesse de Nogent , like that of Prévost ' s wayward hero Des
Grieux , does not fit into a standard narrative of wickedness cured , or innocence
Author: Julia V. Douthwaite
Judging by most contemporary accounts, the virtues of cross-disciplinary research, teaching and scholarship are above reproach. Conference organisers announce with pride that 'l'interdisciplinarité a porté ses fruits'; governments and universities sponsor ever-growing numbers of interdisciplinary research teams. Such activity is especially pertinent to eighteenth-century studies. The Republic of Letters inspired scholars, scientists, artists, and writers to engage in spirited, multilingual and long-term correspondence with colleagues throughout Europe. As many contributors to this timely and provocative volume argue, a certain kind of interdisciplinarity is required for any consideration of eighteenth-century topics. But what impact has this enthusiasm for interdisciplinarity had on our understanding of objects, monuments, texts, and events of the past? Born of an intense series of debates, this volume takes on current controversies with unflinching honesty. Contributors address questions of theory and practice. Does interdisciplinary investigation carry any meaningful challenge to the disciplines themselves, or are we merely trading one kind of evidence for another? What institutional constraints work against such research and teaching? Is interdisciplinarity a pressing preoccupation of scholars in France and the UK, as it is in the US? The introduction provides a critical history of interdisciplinarity and outlines the key tensions of university life as experienced by students and scholars in the US, the UK and France. Position papers provide state-of-the-field analyses - some invigorating or even utopian, others darkly brooding. Case studies present examples of contemporary work, showing what might happen when a literary scholar confronts a pornographer's battles, when an art historian takes on an 'undisciplined' object, or, perhaps most intriguing, when a practising attorney evaluates 'legal' approaches to literature.