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Kevin Crossley-Holland

Forfatter af The Norse Myths

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Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet, a prize-winning children's author, and a translator. Crossley-Holland has translated Beowulf and The Exeter Book of Riddles from the Anglo-Saxon. He has collaborated with composers Nicola Lefanu (The Green Children and The Wildman), Rupert Bawden (The vis mere Sailor's Tale), Sir Arthur Bliss, William Mathias, and Stephen Paulus. Crossley-Holland's book The Seeing Stone won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir na n-Og Award. The trilogy has won critical acclaim and been translated into twenty-five languages. His recent and forthcoming books are The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, Bracelet of Bones and his new and selected poems The Mountains of Norfolk. Crossley-Holland often lectures abroad on behalf of the British Council and offers poetry and prose workshops and talks on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, King Arthur, heroines and heroes, and myth, legend and folk-tale. Kevin Crossley-Holland is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society for Storytelling, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives on the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia with his wife and children. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Norse Myths (1980) 2,247 eksemplarer
Arthur - kongen i stenen (2000) 2,099 eksemplarer
Arthur - Grænselandet (2001) 923 eksemplarer
Arthur - grænselandets konge (2002) 707 eksemplarer
Folk Tales of the British Isles (1985) 415 eksemplarer
Gattys fortælling (2006) 305 eksemplarer
The Exeter Book Riddles (1978) 225 eksemplarer
Once Upon A Poem (2004) 203 eksemplarer
Beowulf (1982) 188 eksemplarer
How Many Miles To Bethlehem? (2004) 151 eksemplarer
Tales from the Mabinogion (1984) 140 eksemplarer
Bracelet of Bones (2011) 94 eksemplarer
British Folk Tales: New Versions (1987) 80 eksemplarer
Medieval Lovers: A Book of Days (1988) 61 eksemplarer
Storm (1985) 61 eksemplarer
The Ugly Duckling (2001) 57 eksemplarer
Under the Sun and Over the Moon (1989) 38 eksemplarer
Wordhoard: Anglo-Saxon Stories (1969) 35 eksemplarer
Scramasax (2012) 34 eksemplarer
Waterslain Angels (2008) 30 eksemplarer
The Anglo-Saxon Elegies (1988) — Oversætter — 30 eksemplarer
The Sea Stranger (1973) 30 eksemplarer
Faber Book of Northern Legends (1977) 30 eksemplarer
Outsiders (2005) 28 eksemplarer
Arthur: The Always King (2001) 27 eksemplarer
Medieval Gardens: A Book of Days. (1990) 26 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Northern Folk-Tales (1980) — Redaktør — 25 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Travel Verse (1986) 23 eksemplarer
Heartsong (2015) 23 eksemplarer
Tales from the Old World (2000) 22 eksemplarer
The Riddlemaster (2016) 20 eksemplarer
Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems (1965) — Oversætter — 19 eksemplarer
Light Unlocked: Christmas Card Poems (2005) — Redaktør — 18 eksemplarer
The New Exeter Book of Riddles (1999) 16 eksemplarer
Running to Paradise (1967) — Selection — 16 eksemplarer
Thor and the Master of Magic (2007) 14 eksemplarer
The Tale of Taliesin (1992) 14 eksemplarer
Short Too! (2011) 13 eksemplarer
King Horn (1965) 10 eksemplarer
The Quest for Olwen (1988) 10 eksemplarer
The Arthur Trilogy (2010) 10 eksemplarer
Sleeping Nanna (1989) 10 eksemplarer
The pedlar of Swaffham (1971) 9 eksemplarer
The Hidden Roads (2009) 9 eksemplarer
Fear and Trembling (2004) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver9 eksemplarer
The Green Children (1844) 8 eksemplarer
Sea Tongue (Read & Listen) (1992) 7 eksemplarer
New and Selected Poems 1965-1990 (1991) 7 eksemplarer
The Stones Remain: Megalithic Sites of Britain (1989) — Forfatter — 7 eksemplarer
Stars of Mine (Little Gems) (2013) 6 eksemplarer
Poems from East Anglia (1989) 6 eksemplarer
The dream-house: Poems (1976) 5 eksemplarer
The Earth-Father (1976) 4 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (2001) 4 eksemplarer
Havelok the Dane (1964) 3 eksemplarer
The breaking hour (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Le Cavalier Tempête (2002) 3 eksemplarer
Winter's Tales For Children 3 (1967) 3 eksemplarer
Winter's Tales 14 (1968) 3 eksemplarer
The Wildman (1976) 3 eksemplarer
The Mountains of Norfolk (2011) 3 eksemplarer
The Callow Pit Coffer (1969) 3 eksemplarer
Tales from Europe (1991) 3 eksemplarer
Eleanor's advent (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Piper and Pooka (1988) 2 eksemplarer
The wuffings (1999) 2 eksemplarer
The Labours of Herakles (1993) 2 eksemplarer
Long Tom and the Dead Hand (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Wulf (1988) 2 eksemplarer
Painting Room (Hutchinson poets) (1988) 2 eksemplarer
Waterslain and other poems (1986) 2 eksemplarer
The Seafarer 2 eksemplarer
The Wanderer (1986) 1 eksemplar
Journey to the Heart (Oracle) (2006) 1 eksemplar
The Rain Giver (1972) 1 eksemplar
Selected British Folk Tales (1993) 1 eksemplar
Gravity for Beginners (2021) 1 eksemplar
SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY (2019) 1 eksemplar
Norfolk poems (1970) 1 eksemplar
Moored Man (2006) 1 eksemplar
Cuentos populares británicos (2005) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Beowulf (1000) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver25,104 eksemplarer
The Once and Future King (1938) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver15,180 eksemplarer
The Eagle of the Ninth (1954) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver3,139 eksemplarer
Beowulf / The Fight at Finnsburg (0008) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver617 eksemplarer
Folk Tales of Britain: Legends (1971) — Introduktion — 82 eksemplarer
Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1945) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Scary Tales (1992) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
To Break the Silence (1986) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
YOUNG WINTER'S TALES 4. (1973) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Young Winter's Tales 1 (1970) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Young Winter's Tales 3 (1972) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Archipelago: Number Twelve (Summer 2019) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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This is the canonical translation of the 95 riddle of the Exeter Book as far as I'm concerned. Very readable, with notes on every riddles possible solution, as well as reconstruction and translation.I read this alongside Porter's translation, and this one is a cut above.
 
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dhaxton | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2024 |
I am unfamiliar with the Norse gods so this was all new to me. Listening to the audio book, sometimes it was confusing with Freyr and Freyja.
 
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nx74defiant | 23 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
The Nativity Story is told from a series of different perspectives—Mary, the innkeeper, the ox, the donkey, the shepherds, the Wise Men, Herod, and Jesus—in this Christmas picture book from English author/illustrator team Kevin Crossley-Holland and Peter Malone. As the narrative progresses, each two page spread features text from the perspective of a new figure, telling what happened, until the final page, on which Jesus declares "I am the Light of Light. The baby who will cradle the world. In your heart, hold me. I will never leave you."

Given the absolutely gorgeous cover and interior artwork from Peter Malone, and my fondness for some of author Kevin Crossley-Holland's other work, I expected to like How Many Miles to Bethlehem? more than I did. I like the idea of the narrative, and found the painterly visuals here simply breathtaking, but somehow the text itself just did not work for me. There were moments when I found it poetic, but for the most part it simply felt disjointed and disconnected, like a series of vignettes or impressions, all strung together, but not really cohering into one story. Perhaps if there had been more text, or slightly fewer perspectives, this might have worked better. Still, I did enjoy it, if for no other reason than that it gave me the opportunity to see the Nativity Story unfold in Malone's artwork. I will certainly have to seek out more of it, but as for this one, I don't highly recommend it, and think there are better Nativity Story picture books out there, not least, titles like Jan Pieńkowski's Christmas (you can't do better than the Gospels!).
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AbigailAdams26 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2023 |
First of a series set in 1199 told by a boy called Arthur who has some kind of connection to the legendary Arthur, as he can view his exploits through the 'seeing stone' of the title. Ostensibly, it was marketed to children, but there is a really graphic account of killing a pig in it which I think children would find upsetting, for a start.

Quite interesting, but I acquired this and book 2 without realising they were a trilogy and don't want to get the third.
 
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kitsune_reader | 25 andre anmeldelser | Nov 23, 2023 |

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