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The Resource Wayward Heroes

Wayward Heroes

Label
Wayward Heroes
Title
Wayward Heroes
Statement of responsibility
Halldor Laxness ; translated by Phillip Roughton
Title variation
Happy Warriors
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Language
eng
Summary
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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Summary
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
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10540259
Cataloging source
DLC
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1902-1998
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  • Laxness, Halldor
  • Roughton, Phillip
Dewey number
839.6934
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1902-1998
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  • Roughton, Philip
  • Halldor Laxness
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mythology
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Wayward Heroes
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1a595c39-bde6-47fc-8551-c093c0289bc4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780914671107
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wayward Heroes
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1a595c39-bde6-47fc-8551-c093c0289bc4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780914671107
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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