The Resource Wayward heroes, Halldór Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Wayward heroes, Halldór Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Label
Wayward heroes
Title
Wayward heroes
Statement of responsibility
Halldór Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
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Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
839/.6934
Index
no index present
Language note
Originally published in Icelandic as Gerpla (Reykjavík : Vaka-Helgafell, 1988. 4. útg.)
LC call number
PT7511.L3
LC item number
G4713 2016
Literary form
fiction
Wayward heroes, Halldór Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Label
Wayward heroes, Halldór Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Publication
Note
"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"--Provided by publisher
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn932385674
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Dimensions
18 cm.
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Edition
Second Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9780914671091
Lccn
2016027339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026608304
System control number
(OCoLC)932385674

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