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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.
... 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 Comics
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!
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
Author: Jeff Lemire
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the world of the Eisner Award--winning series Black Hammer! This special one-shot offers a guide to the world of Black Hammer, presenting detailed biographies of Black Hammer's heroes, villains, and supporting characters, written by Tate Brombal and Jeff Lemire, and illustrated by a wide assortment of superstar artists, including David Rubin, Wilfredo Torres, Tyler Crook, Christian Ward, and more! An all-star team takes on Eisner Award-winning series, Black Hammer.
Captain America offers reserve status as an alternative, but Pym refuses: “Trying
to play super-hero was the biggest mistake I ... Avengers Mansion is not a home
for wayward heroes, nor is it a sanctuary for those with identity crises or personal
Author: Joseph J. Darowski
"Goes into extensive detail about the individual characters starting from their origins and their transition and evolution through the decades...makes for fascinating reading"--Collector's Corner. Comic book audience expectations have fluctuated dramatically through the years, and comic book creators have had to adapt to shifting reader concerns. One of Marvel Comic's most popular franchises for five decades, the Avengers have always been reflective of their times, having adapted to an evolving readership to remain relevant. This collection of fresh essays by popular culture scholars examines Avengers story lines such as the Korvac Saga, Civil War, and Secret Invasion, and scrutinizes key characters including the Black Panther and Hank Pym. Essays explore how real-world events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the end of the Cold War, and 9/11 influenced popular entertainment in America.
chapter four THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY : MUSSET ' S HEROES The
preceding chapter described René ' s direct descendents . Musset ' s heroes ...
The author delights in exaggerating the sins of his wayward heroes . Razette , of
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.
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.
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.
It was said that Menelaus had possessed Helen, his wayward queen, that night in
the bed of Deiphobus, her last husband, that he had taken her in a pool of blood,
alongside the mangled corpse of the Trojan prince. But no truth may come of ...
Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A castaway tossed onto a deserted beach is the last survivor of a world that no longer exists. He has a terrible, fascinating story to tell - the true reason for which the Trojan War was fought ... The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy. He ventures boldly into this new world, for he carries with him the magic Talisman of Troy, a mysterious, powerful idol that can make the nation that possesses it invincible ...
... are masterpieces of technical reportage , but he also saw the ring as a juicy
chunk of English life , in no way separable from the rest . His accounts of the extra
- annular lives of the Heroes , coal - heavers , watermen and 244 WAYWARD ...
Author: Raymond A. Sokolov
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
In 1947 it was firm in its belief that the Welfare State would not end this work
because “wayward human nature will continue to present problems which only a
voluntary society can meet”. During 1947 its helpers gave general assistance to
Author: Peter Reese
Publisher: Pen and Sword
It is a sad and shaming but indisputable fact that the reception according to British soldiers on returning to civilian life has for centuries been little short of disgraceful, and even in this more enlightened age compares unfavourably with that of many other countries. In Homecoming Heroes Peter Reese ex-amines the lot of British veteran (often still quite a young man) on leaving the Armed Forces and assesses the chances of finding suitable employment after his discharge. His survey covers a wide canvas, going back to the earliest days of the British Army and reveals a sorry tale in which neglect was often the only alternative to downright hostility. It is not a story to swell the British breast with pride. The efforts of Charles II, founder of Chelsea Royal Hospital, and later those of the benevolent Marquis of Granby notwithstanding, it was not until the later part of the 19th century that an awakening of social conscience stirred certain philanthropic individuals into action. Ironically Government reaction was not to the veterans advantage: 'If the matter is now in private hands' they argues, 'why should we interfere?' Mass conscription in two world wars has helped considerable to help break down this uncaring viewpoint, but much, as Peter Reese forcefully points out, remains to be done. Let us hope that this timely book will help ameliorate the lot of those about to be cast upon a shrinking job market as a result of the recently announced defence cuts.
“She always was an unusual female,” he said. “She was raised by her aunt and
uncle at the manor house, but she's actually the daughter of the squire's wayward
sister and the local smuggling master, Melchisedeck Clyst.” “Wonderful name.
Author: Jo Beverley
From a New York Times bestselling favorite comes two beloved novels and one extraordinary novella, brought together for the first time in this special trade edition...
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.
A nd now follows more of the story of Monica's wayward son. a He was "ashamed
only of being ashamed, " he had declared, JL JLand there were enough raised
eyebrows around to prove he meant what he said. Even so, as a youth, he was ...
Author: Max L. Christensen
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Max Christensen brings to life heroes and saints from the past and present who have inspired human beings to reach higher and live more fruitful lives. Among the biographical sketches are those of Joan of Arc, John Calvin, and Marian Anderson.