Wayward Heroes

Wayward Heroes

Halldor Laxness. HALLD 6 R LAxN ESS Wayward Heroes HALLD 6R LAXN ESS
Wayward Heroes Translated from the Icelandic. Translated from the Icelandic by
Philip Roughton. Front Cover.

Author: Halldor Laxness

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 9780914671107

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Fiction



Arcadia Austin isn't doing so well under the new regime but she has fared better than most ex-heroes. With the ability to blend in, Arcadia has the rare opportunity to start over, or in her case, drink her life away.

Author: Kristina Garlick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1540471470


Page: 248

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Imagine if a superhero fails to save a city and the villains win. With a city in ruins and no hope in sight, the United States Government has no choice but to surrender to the terrorists. Suddenly, the world becomes a darker, deadlier place for anyone who opposes Lord Boundary and his crew. Arcadia Austin isn't doing so well under the new regime but she has fared better than most ex-heroes. With the ability to blend in, Arcadia has the rare opportunity to start over, or in her case, drink her life away. However, given the chance to potentially beat the bad guys, will Arcadia choose to stay hidden or don her old superhero uniform?

THE KALEVALA or Land of Heroes New Improved Edition

THE KALEVALA or Land of Heroes   New Improved Edition

A WOMAN on the highway, Dressed in blue, the aged mother, To Kullervo spake
as follows: "Whither goest, Kullerwoinen, Whither hastes the wayward hero?
Kullerwoinen gave this answer: "I have thought that I would journey To the far-off

Author: Anon E Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781907256561

Category: Fiction

Page: 765

View: 737

THE following translation was undertaken from a desire to lay before the English-speaking people the full treasury of epical beauty, folklore, and mythology comprised in The Kalevala (the Land of Heroes, the national epic of the Finns.) The Kalevala describes Finnish nature very minutely and very beautifully. Grimm says that no poem is to be compared with it in this respect. A deeper and more esoteric meaning of the Kalevala, however, points to a contest between Light and Darkness. The numerous myths of the poem are likewise full of significance and beauty, and the Kalevala should be read between the lines, in order that the full meaning of this great epic may be comprehended. The whole poem is replete with the most fascinating folk-lore about the mysteries of nature, the origin of things, the enigmas of human tears, and, true to the character of a national epic, it represents not only the poetry, but the entire wisdom and accumulated experience of a nation. One of the most notable characteristics of the Finnish mythology is the interdependence among the gods. The Finnish deities, like the ancient gods of Italy and Greece, are generally represented in pairs. They have their individual abodes and are surrounded by their respective families. The Sun and the Moon each have a consort, and sons and daughters. Only two sons of Paeivae appear in The Kalevala, one comes to aid of Wainamoinen in his efforts to destroy the mystic Fire-fish, by throwing from the heavens to the girdle of the hero, a "magic knife, silver-edged, and golden-handled;" the other son, Panu, the Fire-child, brings back to Kalevala the fire that bad been stolen by Louhi, the wicked hostess of Pohyola. 10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
Categories: Fiction

Black Hammer Library Edition Volume 2

Black Hammer Library Edition Volume 2

... First Appearance : Black Hammer # 1 HISTORY While the small town of
Rockwood may appear to be an unassuming , idyllic , and all - American
municipality , it reveals itself to be a dreamy cage designed to imprison our
wayward heroes .

Author: Jeff Lemire

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 9781506711867

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 400

View: 504

The long-awaited conclusion to the highly acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning superhero saga. Torn from the Farm and faced with startling revelations about their last ten years, the Black Hammer crew, stripped of their identities, must race to prevent a universal meltdown and make hard sacrifices for the sake of existence itself! Meanwhile, a Lovecraftian teen finds there is a hefty price she must pay to become "normal." Collects Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1-#12, Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise, and The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia

First Appearance: Black Hammer #1 HISTORY While the small town of
Rockwood may appear to be an unassuming, idyllic, and all-American
municipality, it reveals itself to be a dreamy cage designed to imprison our
wayward heroes.

Author: Jeff Lemire

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

ISBN: PKEY:3001252

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 40

View: 947

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the world of the Eisner Award--winning series Black Hammer! This special one-shot offers a guide to the world of Black Hammer, presenting detailed biographies of Black Hammer's heroes, villains, and supporting characters, written by Tate Brombal and Jeff Lemire, and illustrated by a wide assortment of superstar artists, including David Rubin, Wilfredo Torres, Tyler Crook, Christian Ward, and more! An all-star team takes on Eisner Award-winning series, Black Hammer.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Mythology of Supernatural

The Mythology of Supernatural

Many heroes of Greek mythology would seek out and consult with Tiresias in
moments of crisis. ... However, in order to find his way back home, the wayward
hero Odysseus must travel into the underworld to consult with the soul of the
dead ...

Author: Nathan Robert Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101517529

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 554

A look into the paranormal legends, lore, mythology, and monsters featured on the hit television show Supernatural. From angels to demons, The Mythology of Supernatural explores the religious roots and the ancient folklore of the otherworldly entities that brothers Sam and Dean Winchester face on the hit television show Supernatural—and that have inhabited the shadows of human imagination across countless cultures and centuries.
Categories: Social Science

Mother Maiden Mistress Women In Hindi Cinema 1950 2010

Mother Maiden Mistress   Women In Hindi Cinema 1950 2010

The anti-heroic temperament of the male protagonists calls attention to the
heroines who show the wayward hero the path home. These women are the
keepers of the moral code, help the hero regain his lost esteem, sustain his
courage, and ...

Author: Bhawana Sommya

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789350294857

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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'Extraordinary ... details what makes women characters iconic in Hindi cinema and analyses them in relation to their directors and more importantly to the society at that point of time' -Rani Mukerji It's been a long hundred years since Dadasaheb Phalke had to settle for a man to play the heroine in India's first feature film, Raja Harishchandra (1913) - and women in Hindi cinema have come a long way since then. Mother Maiden Mistress documents that journey: from a time in which cinema was considered a profession beneath the dignity of 'respectable' women to an era when women actors are icons and idols. Bhawana Somaaya, Jigna Kothari and Supriya Madangarli sift through six decades of history, bringing to life the women that peopled cinema and the popular imagination, and shaped fashion and culture. Contemporary readers will also find here a nuanced historical perspective - of the social milieu of the time, of the nation and of Hindi cinema itself. Also riveting are the first-person narratives of a leading actress from each decade - Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit and Rani Mukerji - all close-up examinations of how some of the iconic characters of Hindi cinema came to be. At once a guide, an archive and a cracking good read, the book records and reviews the woman in Hindi cinema - the mythical, the Sati-Savitri, the rebel, the avant-garde and the contemporary. In a journey through six decades of cinema, seemingly, the more things have changed, the more they have remained the same.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Romantic Hero and His Heirs in French Literature

The Romantic Hero and His Heirs in French Literature

preceding chapter described René ' s direct descendents . Musset ' s heroes ...
The author delights in exaggerating the sins of his wayward heroes . Razette , of
La ...

Author: Lloyd Bishop

Publisher: New York : P. Lang

ISBN: UOM:39015011285668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Our contemporary view of the romantic hero is blurred by infrequently examined assumptions. The purpose of Professor Bishop's book on The Romantic Hero and his Heirs is two-fold: to draw a precise and updated portrait of the original romantic hero in French literature and then to trace his legitimate heirs from the romantic period to the middle of the twentieth century - and beyond. By bringing together his own findings and those of other scholars he establishes the important fact of literary history that the romantic hero is the central hero of modern French literature. The book offers not only a detailed description and genealogy of a significant literary hero, it also provides a des- cription of the modern sensibility. This is an ambitious and convincing work of vast and precise erudition.
Categories: Literary Criticism

News and the Culture of Lying

News and the Culture of Lying

CHAPTER 4 Wayward Heroes Newsmakers almost always accept the news story
' s invitation to posture and lie . Theoretically , they could ignore the media and
march to the beats of their own drummers . They know , however , that their ...

Author: Paul Weaver


ISBN: UOM:39015032556428

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 895

Uses hard evidence to expose the "culture of lying," a propensity of news organizations to obscure the true meanings of news events and distort the public's conception of reality.
Categories: Social Science

The Interdisciplinary Century

The Interdisciplinary Century

Despite the best efforts of parental , monarchical , and religious authorities , the
experience of the comtesse de Nogent , like that of Prévost ' s wayward hero Des
Grieux , does not fit into a standard narrative of wickedness cured , or innocence

Author: Julia V. Douthwaite


ISBN: UOM:39015061014638

Category: Arts and society

Page: 312

View: 472

Judging by most contemporary accounts, the virtues of cross-disciplinary research, teaching and scholarship are above reproach. Conference organisers announce with pride that 'l'interdisciplinarité a porté ses fruits'; governments and universities sponsor ever-growing numbers of interdisciplinary research teams. Such activity is especially pertinent to eighteenth-century studies. The Republic of Letters inspired scholars, scientists, artists, and writers to engage in spirited, multilingual and long-term correspondence with colleagues throughout Europe. As many contributors to this timely and provocative volume argue, a certain kind of interdisciplinarity is required for any consideration of eighteenth-century topics. But what impact has this enthusiasm for interdisciplinarity had on our understanding of objects, monuments, texts, and events of the past? Born of an intense series of debates, this volume takes on current controversies with unflinching honesty. Contributors address questions of theory and practice. Does interdisciplinary investigation carry any meaningful challenge to the disciplines themselves, or are we merely trading one kind of evidence for another? What institutional constraints work against such research and teaching? Is interdisciplinarity a pressing preoccupation of scholars in France and the UK, as it is in the US? The introduction provides a critical history of interdisciplinarity and outlines the key tensions of university life as experienced by students and scholars in the US, the UK and France. Position papers provide state-of-the-field analyses - some invigorating or even utopian, others darkly brooding. Case studies present examples of contemporary work, showing what might happen when a literary scholar confronts a pornographer's battles, when an art historian takes on an 'undisciplined' object, or, perhaps most intriguing, when a practising attorney evaluates 'legal' approaches to literature.
Categories: Arts and society



It was said that Menelaus had possessed Helen, his wayward queen, that night in
the bed of Deiphobus, her last husband, that he had taken her in a pool of blood,
alongside the mangled corpse of the Trojan prince. But no truth may come of ...

Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330527125

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A castaway tossed onto a deserted beach is the last survivor of a world that no longer exists. He has a terrible, fascinating story to tell - the true reason for which the Trojan War was fought ... The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy. He ventures boldly into this new world, for he carries with him the magic Talisman of Troy, a mysterious, powerful idol that can make the nation that possesses it invincible ...
Categories: Fiction

Homecoming Heroes

Homecoming Heroes

In 1947 it was firm in its belief that the Welfare State would not end this work
because “wayward human nature will continue to present problems which only a
voluntary society can meet”. During 1947 its helpers gave general assistance to
no ...

Author: Peter Reese

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473815315

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 113

It is a sad and shaming but indisputable fact that the reception according to British soldiers on returning to civilian life has for centuries been little short of disgraceful, and even in this more enlightened age compares unfavourably with that of many other countries. In Homecoming Heroes Peter Reese ex-amines the lot of British veteran (often still quite a young man) on leaving the Armed Forces and assesses the chances of finding suitable employment after his discharge. His survey covers a wide canvas, going back to the earliest days of the British Army and reveals a sorry tale in which neglect was often the only alternative to downright hostility. It is not a story to swell the British breast with pride. The efforts of Charles II, founder of Chelsea Royal Hospital, and later those of the benevolent Marquis of Granby notwithstanding, it was not until the later part of the 19th century that an awakening of social conscience stirred certain philanthropic individuals into action. Ironically Government reaction was not to the veterans advantage: 'If the matter is now in private hands' they argues, 'why should we interfere?' Mass conscription in two world wars has helped considerable to help break down this uncaring viewpoint, but much, as Peter Reese forcefully points out, remains to be done. Let us hope that this timely book will help ameliorate the lot of those about to be cast upon a shrinking job market as a result of the recently announced defence cuts.
Categories: History

Three Heroes

Three Heroes

“She always was an unusual female,” he said. “She was raised by her aunt and
uncle at the manor house, but she's actually the daughter of the squire's wayward
sister and the local smuggling master, Melchisedeck Clyst.” “Wonderful name.

Author: Jo Beverley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110121001X

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 952

From a New York Times bestselling favorite comes two beloved novels and one extraordinary novella, brought together for the first time in this special trade edition...
Categories: Fiction

Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century

Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century

Heroes of the novels of “ appalling strangeness of the mercy of God . ... alone .
dark wayward heroes . ... Castle , strips conventional notions of sainthood of their
hero of The Human Factor , becomes involved usual connotations and illustrates

Author: Leonard S. Klein

Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015047485399

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 630

View: 184

A guide to modern world authors provides a brief biographical profile, a list of each writer's works, and an assessment of their contribution to literature
Categories: Literature, Modern

Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare Studies

Spenser identifies the hero's danger quite directly, presenting it in terms derived
from traditional love theory but which ... Renaissance writers in the heroic
tradition consistently declared their wayward heroes effeminate: Ruggiero is
subject to ...

Author: J. Leeds Barroll


ISBN: UCAL:B4928347


Page: 396

View: 949


Heroes and Saints

Heroes and Saints

A nd now follows more of the story of Monica's wayward son. a He was "ashamed
only of being ashamed, " he had declared, JL JLand there were enough raised
eyebrows around to prove he meant what he said. Even so, as a youth, he was ...

Author: Max L. Christensen

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 066425702X

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 734

Max Christensen brings to life heroes and saints from the past and present who have inspired human beings to reach higher and live more fruitful lives. Among the biographical sketches are those of Joan of Arc, John Calvin, and Marian Anderson.
Categories: Religion

Heroes and Hotties

Heroes and Hotties

Trevor knows that Mike is up to something, but he is his best friend, so he
overlooks his buddy's wayward ways. He is waiting and watching, however, for
Mike's carefree ways and mischief making to go a little too far and get him into
something ...

Author: S. Pearce

Publisher: BK Wright

ISBN: 9781618453068

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 227

A collection of erotic romances including: Spuds: Mike and Trevor have been each other’s lifeline, confidante, and partner in “mischief” for as long as either of them can remember. When Trevor asks his best bud to open a business with him, Mike quickly agrees, bringing his carefree and somewhat reckless attitude with him to work every day. The much more mischievous of the two, he secretly advertises that their business includes doing “odd” jobs. Trevor knows that Mike is up to something, but he is his best friend, so he overlooks his buddy’s wayward ways. He is waiting and watching, however, for Mike’s carefree ways and mischief making to go a little too far and get him into something that even he may not be able to get his good buddy out of. My Man: Nigel has dreamed of owning his own bakery since he was a very young boy, and now he is living his dream. Another dream of Nigel’s, sharing his life with a man he loves and cherishes and who loves and cherishes him, is still just a dream. Nigel is very outgoing in general, but quite shy when it comes to intimacy, and he fears that his shyness has scared away more than one man in his life. Someday, he tells himself, I will meet the man of my dreams. Nigel’s business partner and sister, Pamela, tirelessly plays matchmaker for her brother, but she is beginning to wonder if he will ever know the love and happiness that she, too, wishes for her younger brother; that is, until a very special customer enters the bakery. His for the Holidays: Sheridan loves this time of year, and this is the first year in as long as he can remember that he is not scheduled to work or be on call on Christmas Day. His plans for the day include skiing down the snowy slopes just outside of the city he loves and now calls home. Being alone does not bother Sheridan. He is much too busy with his career to invest much time in a relationship. When a man from Sheridan’s past approaches him while he is taking a break in the ski lodge, his lone Christmas takes an unexpected turn. and many more…
Categories: Fiction

All the Dead Heroes

All the Dead Heroes

CHAPTER 4 HAVING convinced myself that Ruly Iackson would keep for a day or
so, I spent the remainder of the afternoon puttering around the cottage—fixing the
hasp on the storage shed, raking wayward gravel back onto the drive, braving ...

Author: Stephen F. Wilcox

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595212910

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 171

Crime reporter T.S.W. Sheridan investigates the troubled life—and untimely death—of one of his boyhood idols from the 1960s, baseball legend Frank Wooley. The second black player to play for the New York Yankees, Wooley's outspokenness on civil rights and labor issues -- and a reputation for womanizing and gambling -- had forced him from the game he loved. For twenty years he's lived the life of a recluse on a secluded piece of land tucked away in upstate New York's Finger Lakes region. Now, only weeks before his controversial induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Wooley is savagely murdered and Sheridan is determined to find out why.
Categories: Fiction



In earlier films, wayward heroes would abandon their beloveds and claim the
manipulations of their mothers as their pretext. But the hero of the 1990s now has
the strange laws of a foreign country to bring to bear to excuse his lapses. In Aa
Ab ...



ISBN: UVA:X004893094

Category: Feminism


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Categories: Feminism

Heroines Without Heroes

Heroines Without Heroes

The result is curiously positive for the representation of women : female victims
disappear from the screen , which instead is filled with strong heroines who
provide role models not only for women but also for wayward or ineffectual males

Author: Ulrike Siehlohr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0304702501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 714

1945 to 1951 was a neglected period in the study of European film. Ulrike Sieglohr rectifies this era's absence in cinematic history and explores the roles gender played during the national identity struggles of the time. Sieglohr compares and contrasts the postwar cinemas of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain in order to examine how representations of women in this period emerged from specific national contexts. She further analyzes the appeal of particular stars and the political and social conditions that contributed to their popularity.
Categories: Performing Arts