Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Taal: Engels
4 reviews
4.5 van de 5 (4 reviews)

Auteur: Neil Gaiman

Uitgever: Bloomsbury
  • Engelstalig
  • 304 pagina's
  • 9781408886816
  • februari 2017
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The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.


Taking a few modern liberties with the stories, Gaiman's Norse Mythology delights in the gods' petty machinations as much as their heroics. In these accessible, retold tales, fantasy is odd, and real, and dire. -- Ethan Gilsdorf - The Boston Globe Who else but Neil Gaiman could become an accomplice of the gods, using the sorcery of words to make their stories new? The author of American Gods transforms Norse myths into addictive reading for young and old, with high-wattage retellings that preserve the monumental grandeur of the Nordic universe but also turn it into a world that is up close and personal, full of antic wit and dark intrigue. -- Maria Tatar, chair, Program in Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University No contemporary fiction writer gets more of his power from the mythological tradition than Neil Gaiman... As always, Gaiman's a charming raconteur ... [and he] recognizes a ripping yarn when he sees one. -- Douglas Wolk - Los Angeles Times The fascinating ancient tales in the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda have always needed gifted storytellers to breathe new life into them from century to century, and who better now than Neil Gailman to retell the tantalizing Norse myths with great gusto. Gaiman has such a profound understanding of the conflicts of Odin, Thor, Loki, and other gods that he revitalizes them through his imaginative depictions. His interpretation of major Norse myths will draw readers into a strange realm that will dazzle and baffle and lead to a new appreciation of Norse mythology. -- Jack Zipes, editor of The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature A gripping, suspenseful and quite wonderful reworking of these famous tales. Once you fall into the rhythm of its glinting prose, you will happily read on and on, in thrall to Gaiman's skillful storytelling. -- Michael Dirda - Washington Post Weaving together ancient Norse mythology with 21st-century sensibility, Gaiman s storytelling once again recreates an entire genre for the modern reader. -- Newsweek In reinterpreting the tales so faithfully and with such abundant joy, Gaiman assumes the role of fireside bard, inviting us to sit close on a chilly winter's night and chuckle and wonder along with him. -- James Lovegrove - Financial Times Gaiman's masterful storytelling transcends our most vivid dreams, exploring ancient territory from a fantastically fresh perspective... [and inviting us] to listen to stories in the same way we would as children: engrossed and enraptured by the magic of myth... [Norse Mythology] will breathe new life into these old gods, reminding us of the power that great storytelling still holds over us all. -- Dani Hedlund - F(r)iction Mr. Gaiman milks [the Norse gods' hijinks] for all their humor and incongruity, very much in the spirit of the originals... [He] has produced ... a clear, continuous narrative, with big scenes the same as they always were but with emotional pointers added. -- Tom Shippey - The Wall Street Journal Remarkable... Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos. -- Lisa L. Hannett - The Atlantic

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    Ik ben gek op de Noorse mythologie en Neil Gaiman is één van mijn favoriete schrijvers. Maar ik had hier meer van verwacht. Ik vind dat de verhalen vrij kaal verteld worden. Ik had verwacht dat Gaiman er meer aan toe zou voegen, iets wat een meerwaarde geeft boven andere versie's. Het is wel leuk om te lezen, ik zou het boek vooral aanraden voor diegenen die de verhalen nog niet kennen.

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    Neil Gaiman vertelt een aantal belangrijke verhalen uit de Noorse mythologie in zijn eigen taal maar zonder te veel te veranderen aan de verhalen. Dit boek is perfect voor lezers die, bijvoorbeeld door de recente films over o.a. Thor en Loki, willen lezen over de daadwerkelijke Noorse mythologie zonder de drempel van ouderwets taalgebruik. Aanrader: lees ook American Gods van Neil Gaiman waar Odin een mooie rol in speelt.

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