By Neil Gaiman
American Gods is Neil Gaiman's top and such a lot formidable novel but, a frightening, unusual, and hallucinogenic road-trip tale wrapped round a deep exam of the yank spirit. Gaiman tackles every little thing from the onslaught of the knowledge age to the which means of loss of life, yet he doesn't sacrifice the razor-sharp plotting and narrative kind he's been offering on the grounds that his Sandman days.
First released in 2001, American Gods grew to become an fast classic—an highbrow and inventive benchmark from the multiple-award-winning grasp of leading edge fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now observe the secret and magic of American Gods during this 10th anniversary variation. Newly up-to-date and elevated with the author’s hottest textual content, this commemorative quantity is a real get together of a latest masterpiece by way of the single, the one, Neil Gaiman.
A typhoon is coming . . .
Locked in the back of bars for 3 years, Shadow did his time, quietly looking ahead to the magic day whilst he may go back to Eagle element, Indiana. a guy now not petrified of what the next day may deliver, all he sought after used to be to be with Laura, the spouse he deeply enjoyed, and begin a brand new life.
But simply days earlier than his unencumber, Laura and Shadow’s ally are killed in an twist of fate. together with his existence in items and not anything to maintain him tethered, Shadow accepts a role from a beguiling stranger he meets at the method domestic, an enigmatic guy who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday turns out to grasp extra approximately Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driving force, and errand boy is much extra attention-grabbing and unsafe than Shadow ever imagined—it is a role that takes him on a gloomy and weird highway journey and introduces him to a number of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined together with his personal. alongside the best way Shadow will research that the previous by no means dies; that everybody, together with his liked Laura, harbors secrets and techniques; and that goals, totems, legends, and myths are extra actual than we all know. finally, he'll become aware of that underneath the placid floor of daily life a typhoon is brewing—an epic warfare for the very soul of America—and that he's status squarely in its path.
Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its excellent synthesis of “mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington submit ebook international) and as a contemporary phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it really is, easily, an excellent paintings of literary mind's eye that might suffer for generations.
Gaiman's novella The Monarch of the Glen is a semi-epilogue/partial-sequel, and follows Shadow many years post-American Gods. it's incorporated in his brief tale assortment Fragile issues: brief Fictions and Wonders, and likewise in Robert Silverberg's Legends II: New brief Novels by way of the Masters of recent Fantasy anthology.
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Les données sont dans Ch. Bartholomae, Altiranisches Wôrterbuch, 1904, col. ), en dernier lieu L. Renou, Études védiques et pâninéennes, 8, 1961, p. 66, qui coupe ân-ap-ta. Mythe et épopée III proposé de le comprendre, c'est-à-dire d'un dérivé de *nept-, ancien thème court de nepôt-. Il est vain de prétendre reconstituer ce dérivé; plusieurs formes sont concevables, par exemple un *Nept-f-no- (*Neptînos) qui s'inscrirait dans une série connue de dérivés en -i-no- à partir de termes de parenté ou de statut social, dérivés qui modifient le sens du simple, mais légèrement, et dans sa ligne sobrinus « neveu », de soror « sœur », libertinus « fils d'affranchi » de libertus « affranchi ».
4. RRA, p. 161-166. 5. RRA p. 262, n. 2, 275. La correction (K. Latte, R. E. A. v. « persillum ) (238 LI = 321 La), est arbitraire. 6. Ci-dessous, Appendice I, p. 306-314. Mythe et épopée III Les récits du premier type sont les plus nombreux. Ainsi les Lupercalia du 15 février et plusieurs de leurs rites la nudité des Luperques, leur course, leur division en deux équipes sont interprétés comme l'imitation annuelle d'un épisode des enfances de Romulus et de Rémus, antérieur à la fondation de Rome 1, et un autre rite du même jour la flagellation administrée aux dames romaines avec des lanières de peau de bouc prétend reproduire un « accident » du règne de Romulus, après l'enlèvement des Sabines 2.
1. 2. RRA, p. 381, n. 1. 3. RRA, p. 16o, n. 1; sur l'interprétation du rituel du Cheval d'Octobre, p. 217-229 (complété dans la traduction anglaise, Archaic Roman Religion, 1971, p. 215-228); cf. mon article« La lance de Laocoon », Collection Latomus, 114 (Hommages à Marie Delcourt), 1970, p. 196-206 [p. 198, n. 1, 1. 5, lire « n. 3, p. 199 »]. L'interprétation de panibus en « par des étoffes », avec ses conséquences (sacrifice du cheval par étouffementï), U. W. Scholz, Studien zum altitalischen und altrômischen Marskult und Marsmythos, 1970, p.
American Gods (The 10th Anniversary Edition) by Neil Gaiman