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Ragnarok The End of the Gods (Hardcover)

Author:  A. S. Byatt
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0802129927
ISBN-13: 9780802129925
Sku: 223040521
Publish Date: 2/7/2012
Pages:  177
Booker Prize winner Dame Antonia Byatt breathes life into the Ragnorak myth, the story of the end of the gods in Norse mythology.
"Ragnarok" retells the finale of Norse mythology. A story of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves: what more relevant myth could any modern writer choose? Just as Wagner used this dramatic and catastrophic struggle for the climax of his Ring Cycle, so AS Byatt now reinvents it in all its intensity and glory. As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new wartime life. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods - a book of ancient Norse myths - and her inner and outer worlds are transformed.
War, natural disaster, reckless gods and the recognition of impermanence in the world are just some of the threads that AS Byatt weaves into this most timely of books. Linguistically stunning and imaginatively abundant, this is a landmark.

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0177
Product attributePublisher:   Canongate Books
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