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The Resource Wayward heroes, Halldor Laxness ; translated by Phillip Roughton

Wayward heroes, Halldor Laxness ; translated by Phillip Roughton

Label
Wayward heroes
Title
Wayward heroes
Statement of responsibility
Halldor Laxness ; translated by Phillip Roughton
Title variation
Happy Warriors
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • 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"--
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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
Tone
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10540259
Cataloging source
DLC
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1902-1998
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Halldór Laxness
Index
no index present
Language note
Originally published in Icelandic as Gerpla (Reykjavík : Vaka-Helgafell, 1988. 4. útg.)
Literary form
fiction
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1902-1998
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Roughton, Philip
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True
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  • Brothers
  • Heroes
  • Violence
  • Sagas
  • Iceland
Target audience
adult
Label
Wayward heroes, Halldor Laxness ; translated by Phillip Roughton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058529111
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780914671091
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016027339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Wayward heroes, Halldor Laxness ; translated by Phillip Roughton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058529111
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780914671091
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016027339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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