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O'Donoghue, Heather

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Works: 13 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 4,333 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Study guides  Fiction  Juvenile works  Sources  Epic poetry 
Classifications: PR1583, 829.3
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Publications about Heather O'Donoghue
Publications by Heather O'Donoghue
Most widely held works by Heather O'Donoghue
Beowulf The fight at Finnsburh by George Clark( file )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,685 libraries worldwide
Includes information about the author of "Beowulf," thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas
From Asgard to Valhalla the remarkable history of the Norse myths by Heather O'Donoghue( Computer File )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,410 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."--BOOK JACKET
Old Norse-Icelandic literature : a short introduction by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature
Art and doctrine : essays on medieval literature by Rosemary Woolf( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 libraries worldwide
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 246 libraries worldwide
Dialogue verses, with their illusion that saga characters break into verse at crucial points in the story, belong to the realm of fiction. This study, which focuses on historical writings such as Agrip and Heimskringla, and three of the major family sagas, Eyrbyggja saga, Gisla saga, and Grettis saga, shows that a close reading of the prosimetrum in the narrative can be used to chart the complex and delicate boundaries between history and fiction in the sagas."--BOOK JACKET
The genesis of a saga narrative : verse and prose in Kormaks saga by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Examines the relationship between verse and prose in "Kormaks Saga", to show how some Icelandic sagas, whose origins have been the subject of critical speculation and controversy, might have been composed
English poetry and Old Norse myth. A history by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 22 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
Relations between verse and prose in some Icelandic sagas by Heather O'Donoghue( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Anglo-Scandinavian literature and the post-conquest period by Eleanor Catherine Parker( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From Asgard to Valhalla the remarkable history of the Norse myths by Heather O'Donoghue( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 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
Old Norse visions of the afterlife by Christian Carlsen( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative by Heather O'Donoghue( Computer File )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
(Tmr) 06.06.08
From Asgard to Valhalla the Remarkable History of the Norse Myths by Heather O'Donoghue( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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