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O'Donoghue, Heather

Overview
Works: 16 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 5,708 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Study guides  Juvenile works  Fiction  Sources  Epic poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR1585, 829.3
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Most widely held works by Heather O'Donoghue
From Asgard to Valhalla : the remarkable history of the Norse myths by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Asgard to Valhalla is the first book to show how and why the Norse myths have so powerfully resonated from era to era: from the Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf: from the twilight of the gods in Wagner's Gotterdammerung to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor; and from Neil Gaiman's American Gods to the cult appeal of Viking Metal. Heather O'Donoghue, who is an expert on Old Norse culture, shows in what ways the Norse myths have impacted on the western mind, across the fields of literature, art, music and politics. She considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present, distinguishing the myths in their original form from a host of later accretions, distortions and transformations."--Jacket
Art and doctrine : essays on medieval literature by Rosemary Woolf( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Norse-Icelandic literature : a short introduction by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om islandsk litteratur i oldtid og middelalder
Beowulf by Elaine Strong Skill( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides on informal look at Beowolf's place in English literature
The genesis of a saga narrative : verse and prose in Kormaks saga by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentación del editor: The origins of many of the Icelandic sagas have long been the subject of critical speculation and controversy. This book demonstrates that an investigation of the relationship between verse and prose in saga narrative can be used to reconstruct how the sagas were composed. O'Donoghue provides a detailed analysis of Kormaks saga, revealing that far from being a seamless narrative of either pre-Christian oral tradition or later medieval fiction, the work is in fact a patchwork of different kinds of literary materials
Skaldic verse and the poetics of saga narrative by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative is a study of the varying relationships between verse and prose in a series of Old Norse-Icelandic saga narratives. It shows how the interplay of skaldic verse, with its metrical intricacy and cryptic diction, and saga prose, with its habitual spare clarity, can be used to achieve a wide variety of sophisticated stylistic and psychological effects. In sagas, there is a fundamental distinction between verses which are ostensibly quoted to corroborate what is stated in the narrative, and verses which are presented as the speech of characters in the saga. Corroborative verses are typical of - but not confined to - historical writings, the verses acting as a footnote to the narrative
English poetry and Old Norse myth : a history by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the influence of Old Norse myth - stories and poems about the familiar gods and goddesses of the pagan North - on poetry in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Especial care is taken to determine the precise form in which these poets encountered the mythic material, so that the book traces a parallel history of the gradual dissemination of Old Norse mythic texts. Very many major poets were inspired by Old Norse myth. Some, for instance the Anglo-Saxon poet of Beowulf, or much later, Sir Walter Scott, used Old Norse mythic references to lend dramatic colour and apparent authenticity to their presentation of a distant Northern past. Others, like Thomas Gray, or Matthew Arnold, adapted Old Norse mythological poems and stories in ways which both responded to and helped to form the literary tastes of their own times. Still others, such as William Blake, or David Jones, reworked and incorporated celebrated elements of Norse myth - valkyries weaving the fates of men, or the great World Tree Yggdrasill on which Odin sacrificed himself - as personal symbols in their own poetry
The Vikings in Cleveland( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between verse and prose in some Icelandic sagas by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Norse visions of the afterlife by Christian Carlsen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative by Heather O'Donoghue( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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From Asgard to Valhalla : the remarkable history of the Norse myths by Heather O'Donoghue( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] show[s] how and why the Norse myths have so powerfully resonated from era to era: from the Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf: from the twilight of the gods in Wagner's Gotterdammerung to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor; and from Neil Gaiman's American Gods to the cult appeal of Viking Metal. [The author] shows in what ways the Norse myths have impacted on the western mind, across the fields of literature, art, music and politics. She considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present, distinguishing the myths in their original form from a host of later accretions, distortions and transformations.-Dust jacket
Viking raiders and Irish slaves : the outsider in native traditions by Heather O'Donoghue( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beowulf: The Fight at Finnsburh (Oxford world's classics) by Kevin Crossley-Holland( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anglo-Scandinavian literature and the post-conquest period by Eleanor Catherine Parker( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From Asgard to Valhalla : the Remarkable History of the Norse Myths by Heather O'Donoghue( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From Asgard to Valhalla : the remarkable history of the Norse myths
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English (113)

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Art and doctrine : essays on medieval literatureOld Norse-Icelandic literature : a short introductionBeowulfThe genesis of a saga narrative : verse and prose in Kormaks sagaSkaldic verse and the poetics of saga narrativeFrom Asgard to Valhalla : the Remarkable History of the Norse Myths