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Norse Mythology

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Un maestru al literelor și un povestitor de excepție, Neil Gaiman prezintă o versiune a miturilor nordice care l-au inspirat în crearea propriilor narațiuni fantastice. 
Marile povești nordice sunt discutate în mod critic, dar și literar prin crearea unei povești care începe cu cele nouă lumi legendare, explorarea zeităților, dwarfi și giganți și culmină cu Ragnarok, amurgul zeilor și renașterea unui nou timp și a unor noi oameni. 
Gaiman ramâne fidel mitologiei reîncarnându-i pe Odin, cel mai mare dintre zei, înțelept și viclean, Thor, fiul său, incredibil de puternic, dar nu la fel de înțelept și Loki, fiul giganților, un trișor și un iscusit manipulator. 
Sub pana lui Gaiman zeii apar în fața cititorilor cu caracteristicile lor competititve, cu tendința de a lăsa pasiunea să le dicteze acțiunile facând ca aceste mituri străvechi să prindă din nou viață. 
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780393609097
ISBN-10: 039360909X
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 148 x 210 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.46 kg
Editura: W. W. Norton & Company

Notă biografică

Neil Gaiman is the author of the bestselling Trigger Warnings, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The Sandman series and many other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Will Eisner Awards. His novel American Gods is being made into a TV miniseries to air in 2017.


Descriere

Introducing an instant classic¿master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. 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 fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that 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 reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring and cunning; Thor, Odin¿s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of giants, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman¿s deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these ancient myths breathe pungent life again


Caracteristici

Bursting with imaginative power, Norse Mythology is written with characteristic humour, darkness and history. Neil has often drawn on these myths in his own fantasy writing: fans of Sandman, Odd and the Frost Giants and American Gods will recognise the beginnings of favourite characters in Gaiman's retellings of Norse legends (and may spot cameos by beloved figures too)

Recenzii

It's virtually impossible to read more than ten words by Neil Gaiman and not wish he would tell you the rest of the story . The halls of Valhalla have been crying out for Gaiman to tell their stories to a new audience. Hopefully this collection will be just the beginning
Brilliant . Somehow he brings us close to this world of mountains and cataracts, monsters and elves
There have been countless retellings of the Norse myths, but few that give them the everyday immediacy of Neil Gaiman's wry, punchy phrasing and delivery. You feel that bumbling Thor, wise Odin, fabulous Freya and the wily Loki are part of him
Gaiman retells the Norse sagas in his own lucid, laid-back style, teasing out the humour and absurdity inherent in the source material . An honest retelling that betrays an abiding personal passion for the exploits of dim-witted Thor, mercurial Loki, bombastic Odin and the rest
Beautifully told and a lot of fun
A bold undertaking . An excellent introduction to the stories that wield such great cultural significance
Gaiman's voice is engaging; often quirkily humorous . The author's affection for the characters shines out from every page, and the narrative, always crisp and direct, combines an adult's insight with a childlike sense of wonder at the magic of it all
Gaiman's characteristically limpid, quick-running prose keeps the dramatic impetus of the medieval texts . His telling of the tales is for children and adults alike, and this is both right and wise, it being the property of genuine myth on many levels
It's the perfect moment to become acquainted with Gaiman's eerie, fantastical writing. In his latest book, he recasts the Nordic sagas as gripping human dramas, putting flesh and blood on the slippery Loki, the hard-charging Odin and others
His work draws you in and eats you up with new worlds and ideas