Mythology genre books (5)


1.

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić EN

Rating: 3.6     9 Votes
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
Description:
"Baba Yaga Laid an Egg takes a traditional myth and spins it afresh. The result is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, aging, identity, secrets and love." -- taken from jacket front flap.
Recommended: 27 Sep 2022

2.
Die Stille der Frauen

Die Stille der Frauen by Pat Barker DE

0 Ratings
Description:
GROSSER ACHILL. GLÄNZENDER ACHILL, STRAHLENDER ACHILL, GOTTGLEICHER ACHILL … WIR NANNTEN IHN NIE SO; WIR NANNTEN IHN »DEN SCHLÄCHTER«.

Briseis trifft ein grausames Schicksal: Einst Königin von Lyrnessos, findet sie sich nach der Einnahme der Stadt als Sklavin an der Seite des großen Achill wieder, dem Zerstörer ihrer Heimat und Mörder ihrer Familie. Im Heerlager vor Troja wird sie zum Spielball gelangweilter und frustrierter Krieger und Könige. Doch Briseis gibt sich mit der Rolle der Besiegten nicht zufrieden. Schafft sie es, in dieser... continue
Recommended: 27 Dec 2022

3.

The Iliad by Homer EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
High on Olympus, Zeus and the assembled deities look down on the world of men, to the city of Troy where a bitter and bloody war has dragged into its tenth year, and a quarrel rages between a legendary warrior and his commander. Greek ships decay, men languish, exhausted, and behind the walls of Troy a desperate people await the next turn of fate. This is the Iliad: an ancient story of enduring power; magnetic characters defined by stirring and momentous speeches; a panorama of human lives locked in a heroic struggle beneath a mischievous or indifferent heaven. Above all, this is a tale of the... continue
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

4.

The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.
Recommended: 25 Jul 2022

5.

The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec EN

Rating: 4.6     6 Votes
Description:
Angrboda's story begins where most witch's tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to give him knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into a remote forest. There she is found by a man Loki, and her initial distrust grows into a deep and abiding love. Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who she is keen to raise at the hidden from Odin's all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life - and possibly all of existence - is in danger.


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