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  • The Sagas of the Icelanders

    by Jane Smiley

    In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Prose Edda

    by Jesse Byock

    The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Stieg Larsson: Man, Myth & Mistress

    by Andre Jute and 1 more

    STIEG LARSSONMan, Myth & Mistresswho created the Millennium Trilogy ofThe Girl with the Dragon TattooThe Girl Who Played with FireThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ NestIs Lisbeth Salander a feminist — or a comic book avenger? Is her creator Stieg Larsson a feminist — or a prurient, violent hack? What is the Millennium Trilogy really about? Is it literature or vicarious violence and sex? Should Eva ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories

    by Penguin Books Ltd

    Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's Saga, in which a poor man's son is murdered by ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Beatrix Potter Collection

    (22 Children's Books With Complete Original Illustrations): The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, ... Moppet, The Tale of Tom Kitten and more

    by Beatrix Potter

    This carefully crafted ebook: "BEATRIX POTTER Ultimate Collection - 22 Children's Books With Complete Original Illustrations" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin The Tailor of Gloucester The Tale of Benjamin Bunny The Tale of Two Bad Mice The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle The Tale of the Pie and the Patty ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Egil's Saga

    by Leifur Eiriksson and 3 more

    Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful poetry, and a physical grotesque capable of staggering brutality. The saga recounts Egil's progression from youthful savagery to mature wisdom as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Kalevala

    by Elias Lönnrot and 1 more

    series Oxford World's Classics
    The Kalevala is the great Finnish epic, which like the Iliad and the Odyssey, grew out of a rich oral tradition with prehistoric roots. During the first millenium of our era, speakers of Uralic languages (those outside the Indo-European group) who had settled in the Baltic region of Karelia, that straddles the border of eastern Finland and north-west Russia, developed an oral poetry that was to ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Sagas of Warrior-poets

    by Leifur Eiricksson

    Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads of Viking age Iceland at a time when the old ethos of honour and heroic adventure merged with new ideas of romantic infatuation, each of these sagas features poet heroes, complex love triangles, and travels to foreign ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Seven Viking Romances

    by Penguin Books Ltd

    Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of great beauty, goodness or cunning. The tales ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ibsen's Women

    by Joan Templeton

    The first comprehensive study of the women in Ibsen’s life and work, this landmark book provides a close reading of actual and fictional women as it re-examines the biographical and critical record. In clear, much praised writing, Templeton traces patterns of gender throughout Ibsen’s plays, from the portrayals of women in the little known early dramas to the famous protagonists of A Doll House, ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

    by Penguin Books Ltd

    'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper'In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Norse Mythology: All about Vikings

    Norse Mythology for Kids

    by Baby Professor

    series Children's Norse Folk Tales
    How much do you know about Vikings, other than them being a really brave people? Add more facts to your knowledge of them by going over this wonderfully graphic educational book. Composed of images in vibrant colors, this book will make learning a much more personalized experience. The use of pictures is admirable because these are universal languages that facilitate effective learning strategies. ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Der Einfluss der Freudschen Psychoanalyse auf Karin Boyes Roman 'Kris'

    by Maike Zazie Matern

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft - Skandinavien und Island, Note: 1,3, Uppsala Universitet (Nordeuropa-Institut (Berlin) / Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen (Uppsala)), Veranstaltung: Mellankrigtidens svenska berättare , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Freudsche Psychoanalyse errang in der ersten Hälfte des vorigen Jahrhunderts große Popularität. Sie stellte ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Il romanzo poliziesco contemporaneo tra tensione morale e impegno sociale

    by Dina Lentini

    Saggi - saggio (227 pagine) - Saggi su Maj Sjöwall e Per Wahlöö, Anne Perry, Claude Izzo, Alicia Gimenéz Bartlett, Qiu Xiaolong, Moussa KonatéLa storia del romanzo giallo ha seguito la storia dello sviluppo della società borghese, e con essa si è evoluta a partire dai classici fra `800 e `900, fino alla dilagante serie di opere contemporanee che hanno invaso il mercato librario internazionale ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Die Kenning in der altnordischen Literatur

    by Nina Ratavaara

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft - Skandinavien und Island, Universität Basel (Nordische Philologie), Veranstaltung: Runer, skaldediktning, landskaplove, riddersagaer, folkeviser- Literatur im mitterlalterlichen Norwegen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit werde ich die 'Kenning' behandeln. Dieses spezielle Stilmittel prägt die altnordische Literatur ... Read more

    $11.10 AUD

  • The Elder Edda

    by Andy Orchard and 1 more

    Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, The Elder Edda is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings'So the company of men led a careless life,All was well with them: until One beganTo encompass evil, an enemy from hell.Grendel they called this cruel spirit...'J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Kurt Wallander und der Traum einer solidarischen Gesellschaft. Sozialkritik in den Kriminalromanen 'Mördare utan ansikte' und 'Brandvägg' von Henning Mankell

    by Hannes Hofer

    Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft - Skandinavien und Island, Note: 1,0, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Deutsches Seminar), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Mittelpunkt des vorliegenden Textes stehen die Gesellschafts- und Sozialkritik des schwedischen Autors Henning Mankell in den Kriminalromanen über den schwedischen Kommissar Kurt Wallander. Mankells ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Eddas (anonyme)

    Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis

    by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d’UniversalisCes deux recueils islandais du XIIIe siècle, l'un poétique, l'autre dit « en prose », nous donnent, dans une forme hautement élaborée, la majorité des textes sur lesquels nous nous fondons pour connaître la mythologie des anciens Scandinaves. Ils comptent parmi les fleurons de nos lettres médiévales occidentales.Une fiche de lecture ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Sagas (anonyme)

    Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis

    by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d’UniversalisL'Islande médiévale a conçu, autour du XIIIe siècle, un type de récit en prose, les sagas, qui n'a aucun équivalent en Occident et que l'on peut, à bien des égards, tenir pour l'ancêtre de notre roman moderne. Tout y est original, le style d'abord, le genre de personnages et les péripéties ensuite, sans parler d'une vision du monde et ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Eyrbyggja Saga

    by Hermann Palsson and 2 more

    An Icelandic saga which mixes realism with wild gothic imagination and history with eerie tales of hauntings. It dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Iceland, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Nordic Model and Physical Culture

    by Mikkel B. Tin and 3 more

    series Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
    This book examines the relationships between the Nordic social democratic welfare system (‘The Nordic Model’) and physical culture, across the domains of sport, education, and public space.Presenting important new empirical research, it helps us to understand how the paradoxical blend of social democracy and liberalism in the Nordic countries influences physical culture, which in turn contributes ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • Le Jutland dans l'oeuvre de Steen Steensen Blicher

    by Hélène Wyss-Neel

    series Fonds ancien UCBN
    Après plusieurs siècles d'oubli, le Jutland des chansons populaires du Moyen Âge, avec ses paysages sauvages et ses habitants énergiques, prend une place de choix dans la littérature danoise grâce à Blicher. Suivant son exemple, toute une lignée d'écrivains comptant parmi les plus importants du Danemark, chanteront le Jutland, leur pays natal : Holger Drachmann, Jakob Knudsen, Johan Skjoldborg, ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Cabins in Modern Norwegian Literature

    Negotiating Place and Identity

    by Ellen Rees

    This book examines the significance of cabins and other temporary seasonal dwellings as important symbols in modern Norwegian cultural and literary history. The author uses Michel Foucault’s notion of the “heterotopia”—an actual place that also functions imaginatively as a kind of real-world utopia—to examine how cabins have signified differently during successive periods, from an Enlightenment ... Read more

    $114.83 AUD

  • La Composition de la Eyrbyggja Saga

    by Jean-Pierre Mabire

    series Fonds ancien UCBN
    Les sagas islandaises comptent parmi les plus beaux fleurons de la littérature du Moyen Âge ; elles constituent d'autre part un phénomène unique à l'intérieur de la littérature de tous les temps. En effet, elles échappent à toute classification à l'intérieur d'un genre dûment codifié : si, par leur contenu, on pouvait leur découvrir une parenté avec nos chroniques médiévales, l'étude de leur forme ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD