Category: Book review

Book Impression: Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas

All the sagas in this volume has been translated by Gwyn Jones. The sagas in this volume consists of: Hen-Thorir The Vapnfjord Men Thorstein Staff-struck Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey Eirik the Red Thidrandi Whom the Goddesses Slew Authun and the Bear Gunnlaug Wormtongue… Continue Reading “Book Impression: Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas”

Book Impression – The Kalevala

Finland, snow, trees, winter

The Kalevala can be seen in the same light as the Eddas and the Illiad and Odessey as it is an epic collection of Finnish mythology. The translation which I read is part of the Oxford World Classics series and I found it to be very readable and enjoyable.

Indrukke: Verbeel jou dis somer deur Abraham H. de Vries

“Ek ken min skrywers wat ’n mens so bewus kan maak van die onafheid van alles, die gebrokenheid van die wêreld.” – Joan Hambidge “Die ernstige De Vries skryf pynlike, maar kragtige verhale.” – Louise Viljoen Ek het Verbeel jou dis somer by my… Continue Reading “Indrukke: Verbeel jou dis somer deur Abraham H. de Vries”

Book Impressions: The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge

The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter by Colin Tudge is a truly fascinating book…

Book Impressions: The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

I found The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester to be a very interesting read. Simon Winchester does wonderful work to bring the different people, who worked on the enormous task of compiling the Oxford English Dictionary,… Continue Reading “Book Impressions: The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary”