Birds of a Feather (Innbundet)

Birds in Myths, Fairytales and Folklore from Around the World


Tor Åge Bringsværd

Norwegian title: Med nebb og klør
Norwegian subtitle: Fugler i myter, eventyr og folketro fra hele verden
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2023
Pages: 296
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202802257
Kategori: Narrative Non-fiction
Overview Med nebb og klør

We have always admired and envied the birds. The dream of wings has followed us ever since the first human lifted their gaze and saw birds floating above the tree tops.

Ever since the story of the ancient egg which the world was supposedly created from, birds have been floating above the mythical skies of people all over the world. Author Tor Åge Bringsværd brings the reader on a journey to the Siberian plains and the sand dunes of Sahara, to the igloos of the Inuits, the tents of the Navahos and the palace of King Salomon and shows us how our fascination for the flying creatures is both universal and timeless.

In fairytales, folklore, myths, and religious texts from all over the world birds abound. In this collection, which covers thousands of years and reaches across all continents, we get to meet everything from the smallest and most ordinary house sparrow to the giant Middle Eastern mythical bird Roc.

With Beaks and Claws is part of a series where Tor Åge Bringsværd brings to light the stories of animals in myths, fairytales, legends and folklore. Other titles in the series are Big Bad Wolf, Giddy-Up, Woof and Reynard, as well as the collection Sacred Animals.

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Author Tor Åge Bringsværd

Tor Åge Bringsværd (b. 1939) has a considerable body of work. He has received many prizes, including the Critics' Prize, the Riverton Prize, the Aschehoug Prize, the Dobloug Prize, the Riksmål Prize and the Ibsen Prize. His works have been translated into 23 languages and his theatrical pieces have been staged in twelve countries. Bringsværd writes for all ages.

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