Tuesday 30 June 2020

Fornnordiska Sagor - Samlingsutgåvan!

Ulwencreutz Medias stora projekt att publicera en komplett utgåva av fornnordiska sagor har äntligen kommit i en samlingsutgåva. Detta i samarbete med AlternaMedia.

Detta är den första kompletta samlingen av vår fornnordiska sagoskatt. De kallas även Fornaldarsagor, för att skilja dem från Kungasagor (som avhandlar de nordiska kungarna, som till exempel Snorres Heimskringla) och Islänningasagor (som handlar om isländska släktkrönikor).

Fornaldarsagor är berättelser om hjältar och kungar från folkvandringstid, vendeltid och äldre vikingatid. De utspelar sig huvudsakligen i Sverige, Norge, Danmark och länderna kring Östersjön.

Dessa tre band innehåller förutom äldre översättningar även helt nyöversatta sagor från fornnordiska som alltså aldrig publicerats på svenska tidigare.

Fornaldarsagorna blev kända i Sverige (i den form de nedtecknades på isländska) på 1600-talet varefter de rönte stor popularitet. Sedan dess har intresset för dessa berättelser avtagit betydligt till förmån för de isländska ättesagorna. Ändå utspelar sig fornaldarsagorna inte sällan i Sverige och skildrar forntida svenska hjältekaraktärer, såsom Hjalmar den hugstore (i Hervararsagan), Herröd, Ingvar Vittfarne eller Rolf Götriksson med flera. Fritjof den djärves saga inspirerade Esaias Tegnér att i början av 1820-talet skriva Frithiofs saga.

Dessa tre band innehåller en stor del av våra fäders återberättade historia och borde ha en given plats i varje fosterlandsväns bokhylla. Likaså i varje bibliotek värt namnet.

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Tuesday 28 November 2017

Lars Ulwencreutz - Det är serverat!

Ännu en kokbok i mängden? Förhoppningsvis inte! Här har Lars Ulwencreutz sammanställt sina samlade recept från sin karriär inom köksbranschen. Allt från husmanskost till mer exotiska rätter. Dessutom ett flertal helt egna rätter med mera, vars recept hittills har varit hemliga!

Mycket känns kanske igen, men förhoppningen är att flertalet rätter ska vara om inte helt nya så åtminstone med en annorlunda twist. OCH här finns garanterat ett antal recept som är omöjliga att finna i andra kokböcker!

Boken är inte illustrerad, det var viktigare att få med så många recept som möjligt. Däremot finns det gott om plats att göra egna små noteringar eller anteckningar vid respektive recept och pappret är skrivvänligt.

Sidor: 404
ISBN: 9781387357604

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Friday 7 April 2017

Gertrude Crownfield - The Shadow Witch

The Shadow Witch by Gertrude Crownfield

A wonderful story that takes place inside a fireplace. Fanciful and descriptive. Long ago, in the Land of Shadows, lived the Shadow Witch, the one beautiful and loving creature in all that dim and darksome land that lies away from the Land of Fire, and between it and the Chimney Back. Close to her domain is the great Plain of Ash, where the giant, Curling Smoke, rises, where the crafty Ash Goblin lurks, where the boisterous Wind in the Chimney swoops down from out the Chimney Mouth.

Here, I will tell you the story of how the Shadow Witch came to leave that grim land with its evil fairies, and why it is that she now dances with happiness amid the good fairies of the Fire, in the Land of Glowing Embers.

Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781365619823

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Friday 31 March 2017

George MacDonald - The Lost Princess

The Lost Princess & Other Fairy Stories

Seven enchanted fairytales by George MacDonald, including The Lost Princess, The Golden Key, The day Boy and the Night Girl, The Light Princess, The Giants Heart, Cross Purposes, The Shadows.

Not only for children.

Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781365619816

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Friday 24 March 2017

W Y Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

 W Y Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

This classic study of traditional Celtic spirituality ties ancient Paganism, medieval myth, and traditional Fairy beliefs into a powerful celebration of Celtic wisdom and magic.

This magnificent book is a collection of stories, anecdotes, and legends from all six of the regions where Celtic ways have persisted in the modern world: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man. It examines how Fairy spirituality survived in the face of hostility caused by modern science and religion. It celebrates how beliefs (which only a century ago were dismissed as quaint and superstitious) were, in fact, powerful principles of ancient Pagan magic that remained essential features of the Celtic world for generation after generation.

The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries offers plenty of speculation and theories regarding who or what fairies are and where they come from. But it is also an anthropological study of fairy faith which involved interviews with hundreds of people.

Pages: 588
ISBN: 9781365619793

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Friday 17 March 2017

Thomas Keightley - The Fairy Mythology

The Fairy Mythology - The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People. A great collection of folklore regarding fairies from all over the world.

“The book looks at fairy traditions from across the globe: Scandinavia, the British Isles, Germany, with folklore tales and the histories behind legends of such mythic creatures as the Kobolds, Korrigans, and the beloved brownie. For a true fairy enthusiast, folklore buff, this makes an excellent additional to any folklore collection.”

“One of the most researched and trustworthy sources of information on global folklore.”

Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781365619786

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Friday 10 March 2017

William Morris - The Roots of the Mountains

J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, said that his writing was inspired and influenced by the books of William Morris. 

A tale of a romance that unites two long-ago peoples and of the battle to defend their freedom against invading Huns.

Roots of the Mountains has all the glory and strife of war, along with a love triangle similar to the one hinted at in Lord of the Ring.

If you like folklore and stories that seem to draw from ancient Norse legends and Celtic peoples, you will love this story.

Pages: 482
ISBN: 9781365619748

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Friday 3 March 2017

William Hope Hodgson - The Valley of Lost Children

The Valley of Lost Children by William Hope Hodgson

This book contains twelve works of mystery and horror by William Hope Hodgson, a prolific early 20th century author who produced mysteries, horror, and science fiction.

Hodgson is probably best known for HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND. H. P. Lovecraft lists this and other works by Hodgson among his greatest influences.

Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781365619694

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Friday 24 February 2017

Wirt Sikes - British Goblins

British Goblins - Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions.

British Goblins does a good job at its stated purpose - collecting and loosely categorizing Welsh Folklore of every category, ranging from the reasons behind certain customs and superstitions of daily life, to descriptions and associated stories of various faeries, goblins, and giants, to descriptions of apparitions and the view of the afterlife, to more fantastic things, like dragons, standing stones, and magic wells and stones.

Although a somewhat anecdotal approach is taken, the author has in fact preserved a good deal of information that might have otherwise been lost.

Pages: 116
ISBN: 9781365619663

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Friday 17 February 2017

Mark Phillips - Brain Twister, The Complete PSI-Power Trilogy

Mark Phillips – Brain Twister

"Mark Phillips" was the pseudonym of two well-known science fiction writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle names (Philip and Mark), was coined soon after their original meeting, at a science-fiction convention. Both men were drunk at the time, which explains a good deal, and only one ever sobered up. A matter for constant contention between the collaborators was which one. They collaborated for some years, and devised an interesting method of work: Mr. Garrett handled the verbs, the adverbs and the interjections, Mr. Janifer the nouns, pronouns, and adjectives. Conjunctions are a matter of joint decision, and in the case of a tie, the entire game was replayed at Fenway Park, Boston, the following year. Regardless of who wrote what, Brain Twister is a highly enjoyable novel about spies and telepathy, as only two great writers could have conceived it!

Brain Twister - Brain Twister follows the adventures of FBI agent Kenneth J. Malone as he attempts to unravel the machinations of a telepathic spy. His first problem: how do you find a telepath to catch the first telepath? A fun piece of science fiction that features claims of immortality, mind-reading, spies and insanity.

The Impossibles - In two words Im Possible. First, late-model cars began driving themselves away - with nobody at the wheel... Then, valuables began vanishing from locked rooms... It was a new kind of crime. And Malone, the Government's expert on "impossibilities," was afraid it was a new kind of criminal...one who could disappear at will, walk through walls, and thumb his nose at the police. And Malone was dead right...

Supermind - FBI agent Kenneth J. Malone lives in a world where psionic powers such as telepathy and teleportation exist. Malone must cope with them as well as an FBI Director who leaves Malone continually confused about what situation he is being asked to handle and what he is expected to do about it.

Malone investigates a series of incidents in which people make mistakes - sometimes minor, and sometimes major - that lead to disasters. It looks like a secret cabal of psis may be behind events, influencing the behavior of those involved. Are they? And if so, why? Malone must find out if it kills him - which is a very real possibility.

Pages: 600
ISBN: 9781365537004

Friday 10 February 2017

Charles Lindley - Lord Halifax's Ghost Book

Lord Halifax’s Ghost Book - A collection of 'true' ghost stories collected by Lord Halifax, a Victorian English Viscount with an interest in the supernatural. Most document hauntings in the great houses of Britain, but there are interesting and eerie detours into prophetic dreams and ghostly warnings from beyond, and even an account of a vampiric cat! This is the first collection of two.

Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781365536984

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Friday 3 February 2017

Edith Nesbit – The Enchanted Castle

Edith Nesbit – The Enchanted Castle

Once upon a time, there were three bored but imaginative little children, Jerry, Jimmy, and Cathy, left all alone in a boarding school with one nosy maid and an agreeable French governess for the holidays. Having securely wrapped the governess around their collective little fingers, they secure her permission to go into the woods one afternoon. In the woods, they find a castle garden, and in the garden they find a sleeping princess dressed all in pink silk with a magic ring on her finger.

The princess is really Mabel, the housekeeper's niece, who is only pretending to be royalty. But when she shows them a secret room filled with treasure where they discover a magical ring, enchantment becomes a reality. 

Be careful what you wish for. There is invisibility, there are secret passages, there are gods and goddesses and a dinosaurus, there is magic and myth and a whole world of hidden secrets.

Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781365536977