♥ Book Title : Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland
☯ Full Synopsis : "Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging sons do battle with axes, words and cunning. The tales, meanwhile, follow heroes and comical fools through dreams, voyages and religious conversions in medieval Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland's oral culture and their conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humour and stylistic innovation."Article| no defined| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Tales of Iceland
☯ Full Synopsis : "From drinking late into the night with gorgeous Icelandic blondes to traveling to the farthest reaches of the country; from hiking over glaciers to encountering a drunk, raging Kiefer Sutherland; from interviewing Jón Gnarr, the comedian mayor of Reykjavik (who ran on a platform of having free towels at all the swimming pools), to touring the homes of Iceland's hidden elves; Markley delivers the fastest, funniest memoir of an American experience in Iceland. -- p.  of cover."Article| Stephen Markley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Northmen Talk
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♥ Book Title : Icelandic Folk Legends
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Icelandic nation has a long and rich history of storytelling. Throughout centuries characterized by hardship, poverty and dark winters, the Icelanders kept their spirits high and moral values intact by telling each other stories. In this collection of 15 Icelandic folk legends, we get a glimpse of the world-view of the Icelanders in centuries past as they endeavored to understand and cope with the natural phenomena around them. There are stories of malicious ghosts, outlaws living in carved-out boulders, hidden people residing in grassy knolls, trolls that are tripped up by their own stupidity, and much more. In addition, there is one story exemplifying a fairy tale motif that scholars have discovered to be unique to Iceland: that of the good stepmother (The Story of Himinbjörg). Throughout we get a powerful sense of the Icelanders' beliefs, values and fears, as well as their strong need to cling to all that was pure and good."Article| Alda Sigmundsdottir| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Two Tales of Icelanders
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♥ Book Title : Food Routes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Finding opportunities for innovation on the path between farmer and table. Even if we think we know a lot about good and healthy food—even if we buy organic, believe in slow food, and read Eater—we probably don't know much about how food gets to the table. What happens between the farm and the kitchen? Why are all avocados from Mexico? Why does a restaurant in Maine order lamb from New Zealand? In Food Routes, Robyn Metcalfe explores an often-overlooked aspect of the global food system: how food moves from producer to consumer. She finds that the food supply chain is adapting to our increasingly complex demands for both personalization and convenience—but, she says, it won't be an easy ride. Networked, digital tools will improve the food system but will also challenge our relationship to food in anxiety-provoking ways. It might not be easy to transfer our affections from verdant fields of organic tomatoes to high-rise greenhouses tended by robots. And yet, argues Metcalfe—a cautious technology optimist—technological advances offer opportunities for innovations that can get better food to more people in an increasingly urbanized world. Metcalfe follows a slice of New York pizza and a club sandwich through the food supply chain; considers local foods, global foods, and food deserts; investigates the processing, packaging, and storage of food; explores the transportation networks that connect farm to plate; and explains how food can be tracked using sensors and the Internet of Things. Future food may be engineered, networked, and nearly independent of crops grown in fields. New technologies can make the food system more efficient—but at what cost to our traditionally close relationship with food?"Article| Robyn Metcalfe| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Icelandic Folktales and Legends
☯ Full Synopsis : "A translated selection devoted to supernatural beings, ghosts, and magic practices."Article| Jacqueline Simpson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fairy Tales & Legends A Journey
☯ Full Synopsis : "Under the cover of darkness, wild night trolls get up to all kinds of mischief in the Westfjords - until they are turned to stone by the first rays of sunlight. In the nights of midsummer, magical stones that can grant your every wish appear on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. And the coastal waters of the ice-blue sea harbours peculiar sea creatures, while in the impenetrable uplands outlaws teach farmers the meaning of fear. Iceland's abundant nature forms both the stage for and the mirror of the countless fairy tales and legends that run deep through the country's history : raw and mystical, well-loved but often somewhat bizarre. The 45 carefully selected stories here tell of Iceland's fantastical creatures, its fateful natural phenomena and its legendary characters. Magnificent photographs of the spectacular landscape set the scene for the events narrated. Together with the stories, they offer fascinating as well as touching and magical glimpses into the beautiful interplay of mankind, nature and the fantastic on this mystical island in the far north."Article| Helmut Hinrichsen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Guardians of Iceland and Other Icelandic Folk Tales
☯ Full Synopsis : "A collection of 27 legends and folk stories from Iceland."Article| Heidi Herman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Q-Z
☯ Full Synopsis : "Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions."Article| Donald Haase| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Traveller's Guide to Icelandic Folk Tales
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♥ Book Title : Hildur, Queen of the Elves
☯ Full Synopsis : "Out of the country's fascinating geography and history emerge a plethora of poetic and imaginative Icelandic legends that hold a particular wary respect of nature, and a wry wisdom at turns gentle and sharp: that we human beings are mere tenants on earth, with no control over weather or ghosts or wild. On the one hand, these stories come out of the great wellspring of Scandinavian tales that have so influenced the Western imagination: Here are elves and trolls, ghosts, goblins, and monsters; drama and mystery and moral. But Iceland's particular geography, its long nights and savage weather, also led to the development of a unique oral tradition, from which grew the famous Icelandic family sagas and stories."Article| no defined| Statement ..."