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              Books by Carolyne Larrington

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              The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles
               

              The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles (Paperback)

              By Larrington, Carolyne

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              Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in the undergrowth, tantalising and... teasing just at the periphery of human vision. How have the remarkably persistent folkloric traditions of the British Isles formed and been formed by the identities and psyches of those who inhabit them? In her sparkling new history, Carolyne Larrington explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of imaginary and fantastical beings has moulded the cultural history of the nation. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie, preternatural landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o'Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee, or water-horse, and even Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Focusing on liminal points where the boundaries between this world and that of the supernatural grow thin those marginal tide-banks, saltmarshes, floodplains, moors and rock-pools wherein mystery lies the author shows how mythologies of Mermen, Green men and Wild-men have helped and continue to help human beings deal with such ubiquitous concerns as love and lust, loss and death and continuity and change. Evoking the Wild Hunt, the ghostly bells of Lyonesse and the dread fenlands haunted by Grendel, and ranging the while from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where Gog, Magog and their fellow giants lie in wait.
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              ISBN 9781350130258
              Released NZ 13 Jun 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry
               

              A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry (Hardback)

              By Larrington, Carolyne

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              This is a comparative study in English of Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry. It examines problems of form, unity and coherence, and how the genre responds to social change.

              ISBN 9780198119821
              Released NZ 8 Jul 1993
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Series Oxford English Monographs
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              Women and Writing in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook
               

              Women and Writing in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Larrington, Carolyne

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              Including literary, historical and theological writings by women, and spanning 1,000 years from Iceland to Byzantium, this book presents a comprehensive collection of primary writings by and about medieval women.

              ISBN 9780415106856
              Released NZ 25 May 1995
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology
               

              The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Acker, Paul; Larrington, Carolyne

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              First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

              ISBN 9780415653855
              Released NZ 28 Jun 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Garland medieval casebooks
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              King Arthur's Enchantresses: Morgan and Her Sisters in Arthurian Tradition
               

              King Arthur's Enchantresses: Morgan and Her Sisters in Arthurian Tradition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Larrington, Carolyne

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              Who were the mysterious and seductive sorceresses whose power underlay Arthur's Camelot?

              ISBN 9781784530419
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend
               

              Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend (Hardback)

              Edited by Acker, Paul; Larrington, Carolyne

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              This collection visits the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend and is a companion volume to The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Routledge, 2002), considering speech act and feminist theory, queer theory and psychoanalytic theory (among others) to raise new quest...ions about the poetry and its reception --
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              ISBN 9780415888615
              Released NZ 29 Jan 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series Routledge Medieval Casebooks
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              Women and Writing in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook

              Women and Writing in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Larrington, Carolyne

              • RRP: $240.00
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              Including literary, historical and theological writings by women, spanning one thousand years from Iceland to Byzantium, this book presents the most comprehensive collection of primary writings by and about medieval women.

              ISBN 9780415106849
              Released NZ 25 May 1995
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology
               

              The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Hardback, New title)

              Edited by Acker, Paul; Larrington, Carolyne

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              This unique collection of essays introduces significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the Poetic Edda - a principal source for Old Norse cosmology and the legends of Odin, Loki and Thor.

              ISBN 9780815316602
              Released NZ 8 Feb 2002
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Garland medieval casebooks
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              Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend
               

              Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Acker, Paul; Larrington, Carolyne

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              Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis and their valkyrie lovers; the dragon-slayer Sigurdr; Brynhildr the ...implacable shield-maiden; tragic Gudrun and her children; Attila the Hun (from a Norse perspective!); and greedy King Frodi, whose name lives on in Tolkien's Frodo. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the poems for students, taking a number of fresh, theoretically-sophisticated and productive approaches to the poetry and its characters. Contributors bring to bear insights generated by comparative study, speech act and feminist theory, queer theory and psychoanalytic theory (among others) to raise new, probing questions about the heroic poetry and its reception. Each essay is accompanied by up-to-date lists of further reading and a contextualisation of the poems or texts discussed in critical history. Drawing on the latest international studies of the poems in their manuscript context, and written by experts in their individual fields, engaging with the texts in their original language and context, but presented with full translations, this companion volume to The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Routledge, 2002) is accessible to students and illuminating for experts. Essays also examine the afterlife of the heroic poems in Norse legendary saga, late medieval Icelandic poetry, the nineteenth-century operas of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the recently published (posthumous) poem by Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun.
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              ISBN 9781138936997
              Released NZ 16 Jul 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Medieval Casebooks
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              The Poetic Edda

              The Poetic Edda (Hardback)

              By Larrington, Carolyne

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              A translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda. Populated by Gods, giants, and human heroes, the poems contain the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods.

              ISBN 9780198834571
              Released NZ 9 May 2019
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Series Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection
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