Mythology genre books (9)


Antigone by Sophocles EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebe... continue


Antigone by Sophocles DE

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Recommended: 02 Sep 2023


Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
"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

Die Stille der Frauen

Die Stille der Frauen by Pat Barker DE

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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


Legendele Olimpului by Alexandru Mitru RO

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Legendele si povestile apartin tuturor. Importanta este insa talmacirea lor, iar Alexandru Mitru ne-a oferit o versiune minunata, de neuitat si chiar de neegalat. Cartile lui Alexandru Mitru nu se adreseaza in exclusivitate copiilor; adultii din prezent isi amintesc cu placere basmele si legendele mitologice povestite simplu, placut, dar cu acuratete de acesta.
Recommended: 23 Sep 2023


The Iliad by Homer EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
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


The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
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

The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs by author unknown, Jesse L. Byock (translator) EN

Rating: 3.5     13 Votes
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
One of the great books of world literature--an unforgettable tale of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance. Based on Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend, and sheer human drama in telling of the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires runic knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet the saga is set in a very human world, incorporating oral memories of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. In his illuminating... continue
Recommended: 02 Jun 2023


The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec EN

Rating: 4.6     6 Votes
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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