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The Resource Wayward Heroes

Wayward Heroes

Label
Wayward Heroes
Title
Wayward Heroes
Creator
Subject
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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  • Laxness, Halldor
  • Roughton, Phillip
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Mythology
  • Fiction
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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True
Isbn
9780914671107
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True
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
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780914671107
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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