Ragnarok: The End of the Gods

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods

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Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A. S. Byatt, Harriet Walter

Ragnarök retells the finale of Norse mythology. A story of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves. Just as Wagner used this dramatic and catastrophic struggle for the climax of his Ring Cycle, so A.S. Byatt now reinvents it in all its intensity and glory. As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new wartime life. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods—a book of ancient Norse myths—and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. How could this child know that fifty years on many of the birds and flowers she took for granted on her walks to school would become extinct? War, natural disaster, reckless gods and the recognition of impermanence in the world are just some of the threads that A.S. Byatt weaves into this most timely of books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455852444
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Edition description: Unabridged, 1 MP3-CD, 3 hrs. 45 min., Library Edition
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

A.S. Byatt is an internationally acclaimed novelist, short-story writer, and critic. Her books include the Booker Prize–winning Possession, as well as The Children’s Book and the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower, and A Whistling Woman. She was appointed Dame of the British Empire in 1999 and has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. She lives in London, England.

Hometown:

London, England; France

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1936

Place of Birth:

Sheffield, England

Education:

B.A., Newnham College, Cambridge, 1957; graduate study at Bryn Mawr College and Somerville College

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Ragnarok 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a good edition from the Canongate myth series, but it is very brief (about 70 pages). I use this with my world myth class (college) and the feedback I get is that they do not like how short the actual myth sections are, they wish more of the myth was included and they hate the "thin girl."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for those who like Norse literature and the gods. The writing is excellent.
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Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv dis book awsome