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✏The Saga of the Volsungs Book Summary : A trove of traditional lore, this Icelandic prose epic tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung. The saga is of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle. With its magical ring acquired by the hero, and the sword to be reforged, the saga has also been a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J.R.R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. Byock's comprehensive introduction explores the history, legends, and myths contained in the saga and traces the development of a narrative that reaches back to the period of the great folk migrations in Europe when the Roman Empire collapsed.
📒The Saga Of Anthropology In China ✍ Gregory Eliyu Guldin
✏The Saga of Anthropology in China Book Summary : First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
📒The Saga Of Gisli The Outlaw ✍ George Johnston
✏The Saga of Gisli the Outlaw Book Summary : The Saga of Gisli was written early in the thirteenth century. It offers an imaginative reconstruction of the story of a man and his family who came to Iceland from Norway about AD 960. Soon after 960 Gisli, the central figure, was outlawed for killing his brother-in-law, and then, for thirteen years or more, he lived in hiding in remote parts of the northwest of Iceland until he was finally caught and killed by his enemies. Around this imaginative core the author has spun a web of conflicting passions - love, hare and jealousy between man and wife, brother and sister, brother-in-law - intricate emotional bonds which are here seen ironically patterned against a background of inevitable fate. Gisli, the hero, is portrayed not only as a man of strength and courage, but also a poet and dreamer, tormented in his outlawry by nightmarish visions which seem gradualy to sap his will to resist. The author's probing into the emotional depths of his characters, the superbly effective architecture of his narrative leading to the central climax, his sense of the dramatic, and his cool, compelling style all combine to make this one of the most memorable of all the Icelandic sagas.
📒The Saga Of Frithiof ✍ Esaias Tegnér
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📒Gir Forest And The Saga Of The Asiatic Lion ✍ Sudipta Mitra
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📒The Saga ✍ Nathan Bradley
✏The Saga Book Summary : An epic series that starts here! The Saga [End of the Beginning] marks the beginning of a tale that hold the secret to everything. Read from a great war in space, all the way down to a man hiding from persecution of his government. Lies and secrets hide within this newly formed world, but that wont stop the events, That wont stop the saga.
📒The Saga Of Indian Science Since Independence ✍ Pushpa M. Bhargava
✏The Saga of Indian Science Since Independence Book Summary : This Book Is The First Comprehensive, Authoritative And Highly Readable Account Of Science And Technology In Independent India.
📒Chronicles Of A Space Mercenary The Saga ✍ Ronald Wintrick
✏Chronicles of a Space Mercenary The Saga Book Summary : Books 1-3 of the Chronicles of a Space Mercenary Saga
✏The Saga of Grettir the Strong Book Summary : Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas. It relates the tale of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior struggling to hold on to the values of a heroic age becoming eclipsed by Christianity and a more pastoral lifestyle. Unable to settle into a community of farmers, Grettir becomes the aggressive scourge of both honest men and evil monsters - until, following a battle with the sinister ghost Glam, he is cursed to endure a life of tortured loneliness away from civilisation, fighting giants, trolls and berserks. A mesmerising combination of pagan ideals and Christian faith, this is a profoundly moving conclusion to the Golden Age of the saga writing.
📒The Saga Of Hawkwind ✍ Carol Clerk
✏The Saga of Hawkwind Book Summary : Hawkwind emerged in 1969 from Ladbroke Grove, the heartland of London’s counterculture, to become a ‘people’s band’ supported by bikers and hippies alike as they staged free gigs, benefits and protests and welcomed the involvement of any number of creative people – writers, poets, dancers – from within their community. They insisted upon all these things even with the Top Three success of 1972’s enduring anthem Silver Machine and the pioneering Space Ritual projects. They have had more line-up changes than their only remaining founder member Dave Brock, can remember. Motorhead’s Lemmy and legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker were just two of the musicians sacrificed along the way as the band went head to head with the police, customs, the taxman – and each other. With the memories of many of those who were there, this is the story of an extraordinary 35-year career, the music and the band, whose fans still loyally turn out for conventions and are rewarded with ‘private festivals’, set against a background of sex, drugs, madness, writs, rage and revenge.