Wayward Heroes

Wayward Heroes

The oath-brothers Thorgeir and Thormod raid for treasure and seduce women against the backdrop of a new cult of Christianity.

Author: Halldor Laxness

Publisher: Archipelago Books

ISBN: 091467109X

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Wayward Heroes

Wayward Heroes

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Wayward Heroes Translated from the Icelandic. Translated from the Icelandic by
Philip Roughton. Front Cover.

Author: Halldor Laxness

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 9780914671107

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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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.
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THE KALEVALA or Land of Heroes New Improved Edition

THE KALEVALA or Land of Heroes   New Improved Edition

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

ISBN: 9781907256561

Category: Fiction

Page: 765

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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.
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Manushi

Manushi

In may seem incongruous , but the earlier films , wayward heroes would Indian
viewer has an astounding abandon their ... But the hero of the 1990s now At
Home in the World has the strange laws of a foreign However , there is an
alternative ...

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ISBN: UVA:X004893094

Category: Feminism

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A journal about women and society.
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Mother Maiden Mistress Women In Hindi Cinema 1950 2010

Mother Maiden Mistress   Women In Hindi Cinema 1950 2010

The anti-heroic temperament of the male protagonists calls attention to the
heroines who show the wayward hero the path home. These women are the
keepers of the moral code, help the hero regain his lost esteem, sustain his
courage, and ...

Author: Bhawana Sommya

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789350294857

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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'Extraordinary ... details what makes women characters iconic in Hindi cinema and analyses them in relation to their directors and more importantly to the society at that point of time' -Rani Mukerji It's been a long hundred years since Dadasaheb Phalke had to settle for a man to play the heroine in India's first feature film, Raja Harishchandra (1913) - and women in Hindi cinema have come a long way since then. Mother Maiden Mistress documents that journey: from a time in which cinema was considered a profession beneath the dignity of 'respectable' women to an era when women actors are icons and idols. Bhawana Somaaya, Jigna Kothari and Supriya Madangarli sift through six decades of history, bringing to life the women that peopled cinema and the popular imagination, and shaped fashion and culture. Contemporary readers will also find here a nuanced historical perspective - of the social milieu of the time, of the nation and of Hindi cinema itself. Also riveting are the first-person narratives of a leading actress from each decade - Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit and Rani Mukerji - all close-up examinations of how some of the iconic characters of Hindi cinema came to be. At once a guide, an archive and a cracking good read, the book records and reviews the woman in Hindi cinema - the mythical, the Sati-Savitri, the rebel, the avant-garde and the contemporary. In a journey through six decades of cinema, seemingly, the more things have changed, the more they have remained the same.
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Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century

Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century

Such arguments are not used by all of Prévost's wayward heroes. The more
secular protagonists of the later novels are less willing to seek supernatural
explanations; the Ambassador and Montcal like to feel masters of their own
destiny even ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020199060

Category: Eighteenth century

Page: 355

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Categories: Eighteenth century

The Romantic Hero and His Heirs in French Literature

The Romantic Hero and His Heirs in French Literature

chapter four THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY : MUSSET'S HEROES a The
preceding chapter described René's ... Actually , Musset created two basic types
of hero . ... The author delights in exaggerating the sins of his wayward heroes .

Author: Lloyd Bishop

Publisher: New York : P. Lang

ISBN: UOM:39015011285668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cambridge History of English Literature

Cambridge History of English Literature

In Torfrida , the author of Hereward draws a fine and impressive female character
such as is wanting in Westward Hol and the figure of Martin , faithful to her even
more than to her wayward hero , is , likewise , admirable . “ But as with ...

Author: Sir Adolphus William Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078721472

Category: English literature

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Cambridge History of English Literature The nineteenth century

Cambridge History of English Literature  The nineteenth century

In Torfrida , the author of Hereward draws a fine and impressive female character
such as is wanting in Westward Ho , and the figure of Martin , faithful to her even
more than to her wayward hero , is , likewise , admirable . ' But as with ...

Author: Sir Adolphus William Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000030344808

Category: English literature

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Empires of the Imagination

Empires of the Imagination

... ever since , as pumpkins metamorphose into coaches , toads into princes , and
wayward heroes into kings , who in turn restore crippled lands into flourishing
kingdoms . In the final months of 1896 , Méliès produced the first true fantasy film
.

Author: Alec Worley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015062854156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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"The work examines fantasy as a cultural force in both film and literature and explores its relation to science fiction, horror, and fairy tales. Also considered is fantasy's expression of politics. This richly illustrated work covers every aspect of fantasy film"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hardy s Vision of Man

Hardy s Vision of Man

Nor , as Morrell shows , 11 are Eustacia and Damon Wildeve essentially different
from Hardy ' s other wayward heroes and heroines : These romantic natures in
The Return of the Native are almost incapable of choice , because they can ...

Author: Frank Rodney Southerington

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035000228

Category: Human beings in literature

Page: 290

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The families of my parents ' inevitable pomp of public life , generat - standing in a
crib , angry , clutching the friends were unhappy . ing sympathy for wayward
heroes and bars to keep from falling . I had been 4 . Most of my own friends ...

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007059467

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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The Drama and Fielding s Novels

The Drama and Fielding s Novels

18 The Restoration dramatists viewed their wayward heroes as natural men and
frequently gave them such names as Careless and Easy , which were meant to
suggest their " easy , effortless , natural behavior . " ) Indeed , fidelity to nature
was ...

Author: Charles Robert Trainor

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034380597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 161

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Wayward Reporter

Wayward Reporter

In 1812 he got out the first paperbound installment of Boxiana ; or Sketches of
Ancient and Modern Pugilism ; from the days of Broughton and Slack to the
Heroes of the Present Milling Era . . . . A great charm of Boxiana is that it is no
mere ...

Author: Raymond A. Sokolov

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UCAL:B4930882

Category: Journalists

Page: 354

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An intimate profile of one of America's finest journalists relays the intensity with which he lived and worked, from his lifelong affection for urban "low-life" to his professional standards of excellence as a writer
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The Hero in American Drama 1787 1900

The Hero in American Drama  1787 1900

A Critical Appraisal of American Dramas Through a Consideration of the Hero
Blanche Elizabeth Davis. Sellers 18 presented in only a ... His major quest in the
play is the search in New York City for his wayward son . Joshua ' s sentimental ...

Author: Blanche Elizabeth Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4372300

Category: American drama

Page: 183

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Arcadia

Arcadia

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

ISBN: 1540471470

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Page: 248

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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?
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Forgotten Heroes

Forgotten Heroes

Other books in the WISHBoneTM Mysteries series : The Treasure of Skeleton
Reef The Haunted Clubhouse Riddle of the Wayward Books Tale of the Missing
Mascot The Stolen Trophy The Maltese Dog Drive - In of Doom Key to the Golden
 ...

Author: Michael Anthony Steele

Publisher: Lyrick Studios

ISBN: 1570642885

Category: Baseball stories

Page: 139

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When Joe Talbot learns about the champion local Negro League team, he and Wishbone and their friends search for details, only to find that the information has vanished
Categories: Baseball stories

News and the Culture of Lying

News and the Culture of Lying

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032556428

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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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.
Categories: Social Science

The American Fictional Hero

The American Fictional Hero

He points out that " a fella ain't good alone " .27 Jim Casy is one of the new
Steinbeck heroes . Like Juan Chicoy of The Wayward Bus , he can also be
identified with the saviour figure . He himself draws attention to the similarity of
his ...

Author: Bommatapalli Ramachandra Rao

Publisher: Humanities Press

ISBN: UCAL:B3629957

Category: American fiction

Page: 95

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Categories: American fiction