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Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman

Label
Norse mythology
Title
Norse mythology
Statement of responsibility
Neil Gaiman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Having already appropriated Odin and Loki for his novel American Gods, Gaiman turns his restless imagination to a retelling of Norse folklore (a youthful interest of his). He begins by introducing us to the three main mythological figures: Odin, the highest and oldest of the gods; his son, Thor, who makes up in brawn what he lacks in brains; and Loki, offspring of giants and a wily trickster. In a series of stories, we learn how Thor acquired his famous hammer, Mjollnir, how Odin tricked a giant into building a wall around Asgard, the home of the gods, how Loki helped Thor retrieve his hammer from the ogre that had stolen it, and how a visit to the land of the giants resulted in the humbling of Thor and Loki. In most of the stories, a consistent dynamic rules as one god tries to get something over on another god, but novelist that he is, Gaiman also provides a dramatic continuity to these stories that takes us from the birth of the gods to their blood-soaked twilight. Employing dialogue that is anachronistically current in nature, Gaiman has great fun in bringing these gods down to a human level. Like John Gardner in Grendel, a classic retelling of Beowulf, and Philip Pullman in his rewriting of Hans Christian Andersen stories, Gaiman takes a well-worn subject and makes it his own
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gaiman, Neil
Dewey number
293/.13
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Mythology, Norse
  • Large type books
Label
Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn971508785
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
331 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499493
Lccn
2017002602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971508785
Label
Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn971508785
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
331 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499493
Lccn
2017002602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971508785

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