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A great introduction to the myths, obviously well-researched, but also pleasantly told. There are extensive notes on each myth, which is good, but they are in a separate section at the end of the book, which I found annoying. I can't imagine that most readers would just read straight through without the explanations, so I would have preferred the notes to follow each myth.
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In the world of myths, Norse myths are like that cool kid that you don't really know is cool because he always keeps to himself and doesn't really talk about the same stuff as everybody else. Maybe he's a bit too much of a hipster, but after talking to him for a few minutes, you realize he's a cool guy, even if he is familiar with stuff you've never heard of. Norse Mythology is like that. Sure there are the more popular Greco Roman mythologies, or the more indie Mesoamerican mythologies, or the more fringe Judeo-Christian mythologies, and the more hip Celtic mythologies, but Norse mythology is itself pretty much worth knowing. While other books I've read on the subject barely do enough to do Norse mythology justice, this book does a fabulous job of covering all the established myths from the existing authorities on the subject, including Snorri Sturluson, all translated into English for the US/UK/AU/CA/etc. reader. In reading this book, I realized just how much Norse mythology influenced popular fantasy authors, especially Tolkien, in which just about every single Dark Elf/Dwarf has a name that appears in Tolkien's legendarium, which makes one think twice before kowtowing to a demand by the Tolkien estate to not use a term like Dwalin, Gandalf, or Mirkwook (all names originated in Norse mythology). But I digress... If you'd like a book that does a fairly good coverage of Norse myths without having to learn Scandinavian, then this is a great place to start. Crossley-Holland does an excellent job of presenting the material to the reader in a way that's easy to understand and doesn't get bogged down in the arcane (but does delve a bit into the arcane in a way that's completely enjoyable). I would highly recommend this book as as starting place for anybody interested in Norse mythology, as well as the other Pantheon books of mythology and folklore for those interested in other cultures as well.
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''I wandered through the crowd of strangers gulping down one drink after another,'' she writes in ''After the War: Force of Circumstance,'' the first volume ...
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(4) Simone de Beauvoir, Force of Circumstance (1965) In our youth, we had felt close to the Communist Party insofar as its negativism agreed with our ...
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... conflicts and contradictions of an intellectual woman in mid-century France (9); and 3) Beauvoir's depression at the end of Force of Circumstance (10). ...
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It is perhaps in this light that Beauvoir's recapitulation of her relationship with Nelson Algren as described in Force of Circumstance must be understood. ...
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... Adieux: Farewell to Sartre, and A Very Easy Death, Part Two of Force of Circumstance, and fictional work such as the three novellas of A Woman Destroyed ...
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