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Stephen Fry indfanger den græske mytologis vindunderlige historier og dens relevans for den moderne læser. De græske myter er blandt de mest indflydelsesrige historier, der nogensinde er blevet fortalt, nedarvet gennem årtusinder. De har inspireret forfattere og kunstnere fra Shakespeare til Michelangelo og fra James Joyce til Walt Disney. Historierne er dybt forankret i den vestlige kulturs DNA og tradition. I Stephen Frys hænder bliver fortællingerne om titanerne og guderne en underholdende og velfortalt indføring i krigsførelse, rivalisering, tilbedelse, erotik, kærlighed, livsvisdom, triumfer og tragedie. "I en tid præget af hastig glemsel og grov overfladiskhed er det en vigtig gestus, Fry gør med Mythos, der sigter efter at genfortælle de vigtigste græske myter, så alle er velkomne; det skal være en fornøjelse. Kan anbefales både til folk og fæ, unge som gamle, vidende såvel som ignoranter." Weekendavisen "Mythos af Stephen Fry er en humoristisk og episk genfortælling af de græske myter ... Mythos var en fremragende læseoplevelse og i skrivende stund årets bedste. Så hvis du er til græske fortællinger, der kan lidt noget andet end Homers trivielle vers, så er Mythos et fint supplement til din samling." Titlen.dk, 5 af 5 stjerner. "En helt fantastisk genfortælling af den lidenskabelige og krigeriske græske mytologi. Stephen Frys store kærlighed til den græske mytologi er tydelig gennem hele bogen, og han sprog er velvalgt, humoristisk uden at dominere …" Lektør "Fornøjeligt uformel, og alligevel fuld af den litterære arv." The Guardian "Perfekt til det 21. århundrede." The Times "Myterne er genfortalt med både humor og med så naturlig en stemme, at det bliver charmerende og en virkelig god læseoplevelse." Litteraterne.com "Den græske mytologis væsen bliver vagt til live og genfortalt på charmerende og levende vis af Stephen Fry." Trolderier.dk, 5 af 5 stjerner "Alt i alt har Stephen Fry skrevet en fremragende bog ... Man behøver ikke at være historisk interesseret for at læse denne bog - den er bare underholdende, fascinerende og fængslende - så sæt i gang ..." Bogfidusen.dk, 6 af 6 stjerner
Der er helte – og så er der græske helte.Stephen Fry genfortæller de græske heltes historier. Der er hårrejsende jagter, farefulde færd gennem sindrige labyrinter, umulige gåder og blodtørstige monstre.Historierne om os dødelige mænd og kvinder og hvad vi er i stand til, når heltemodet er størst, er dramatiske og morsomme, tragiske og tidløse.I HELTE indfanger Stephen Fry den græske mytologis vidunderlige historier og deres relevans for den moderne læser. De græske myter er blandt de mest indflydelsesrige historier, der nogensinde er blevet fortalt, nedarvet gennem årtusinder. De har inspireret forfattere og kunstnere fra Shakespeare til Michelangelo og fra James Joyce til Walt Disney.
Troja. Det mest eventyrlige kongerige i hele verden. Byen, der voksede frem og faldt, ikke én, men to gange. Det er Zeus, gudernes konge, der sætter krigen i gang, da han beder den trojanske prins Paris om at udpege den smukkeste gudinde af alle. Valget står mellem Afrodite, Hera og Athena. For at vinde bestikker Afrodite Paris og lover ham til gengæld verdens smukkeste kvinde, Helena. Der er bare ét problem: Helena er gift med den græske konge, Menelaos. Grækerne sender tusind skibe mod Troja, som de derpå belejrer i ti lange og meget blodige år. Den trojanske krig er forfærdelig og brutal med ofre på begge sider. Grækerne kan ikke besejre trojanerne – og scenen er sat for den ældste og mest storslåede af alle fortællinger, hvor frygtindgydende lidenskaber møder de ædleste idealer og mest nedrige listigheder. Stephen Fry er prisbelønnet komiker, skuespiller, programvært og filminstruktør. Han har været vært i over 180 episoder af det britiske underholdningsprogram QI og har indlæst samtlige Harry Potter-romaner som lydbøger. Han er forfatter til flere bøger, og hans genfortælling af de græske myter i MYTHOS, HELTE og nu TROJA er alle tre Sunday Times-bestellere.
Discover the tales behind the ties in Stephen Fry's witty companion to our most distinguished accessory'A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life' Oscar Wilde'What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?' 'There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter' P.G. Wodehouse ________ Every single one of Stephen Fry's ties - whether floral, fluorescent, football themed; striped or spotty, outrageous or simply debonair - tells an intimate tale about a moment in Stephen's life. Inspired by Stephen's hugely popular Instagram posts, this book will feature beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations and photographs to celebrate his expansive collection of man's greatest clothing companion: The Tie, in all its sophisticated glory. Distinctively funny and offering witty asides, facts and personal stories, this book will make the perfect gift for anyone who has ever worn a tie.
Has political correctness gone too far?
Michael Young is a brilliant young history student whose life is changed when he meets Leo Zuckerman, an ageing physicist with a theory that can change worlds.
Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me.'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "e;intervention"e; soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing down on me and me denying everything until my pockets are emptied. Oh the shame'In his early thirties, Stephen Fry - writer, comedian, star of stage and screen - had, as they say, 'made it'. Much loved in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, The Liar, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends, he had more work than was perhaps good for him. What could possibly go wrong?Then, as the 80s drew to a close, he discovered a most enjoyable way to burn the candle at both ends, and took to excess like a duck to breadcrumbs. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a never ending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, in a ludicrous and impressive act of bravado, he fooled all those except the very closest to him, some of whom were most enjoyably engaged in the same dance.He was - to all intents and purposes - a high functioning addict. Blazing brightly and partying wildly as the 80s turned to the 90s, AIDS became an epidemic and politics turned really nasty, he was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow . . .Containing raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain - revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden.Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the hugely successful The Fry Chronicles, brilliantly read by Stephen Fry himself. Thirteen years ago, Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Frys autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge bestseller. In those thirteen years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public figure, and a private man. Now he is not just a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, but also an author, director and presenter. In January 2010, he was awarded the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. Much loved by the public and his peers, Stephen Fry is one of the most influential cultural forces in the country. This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of the most turbulent and least well known years of his life with a reading that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you and, above all, surprise you.
She knew he'd really done it this time when he revealed to her that he'd always had a secret passion for poetry and that his next project was a book about how to write poetry. According to Stephen it will make writing poetry fun, easy, satisfying, fulfilling and delightful.
Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic. unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth. The Liar is a thrilling, sophisticated and laugh out loud hilarious novel from a brilliantly talented writer.
Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan.
Britain's best-loved comic genius Stephen Fry turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. Stephen's account of his adventures is filled with his unique humour, insight and warmth in the fascinating book that orginally accompanied his journey for the BBC1 series.'Stephen Fry is a treasure of the British Empire.' - The GuardianStephen Fry has always loved America, in fact he came very close to being born there. Here, his fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation.Starting on the eastern seaboard, Stephen zig-zags across the country in his London taxicab, talking to its hospitable citizens, listening to its music, visiting its landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breath-taking landscapes - following wherever his curiosity leads him.Stephen meets a collection of remarkable individuals - American icons and unsung local heroes alike. Stephen starts his epic journey on the east coast and zig-zags across America, stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii. En route he discovers the South Side of Chicago with blues legend Buddy Guy, catches up with Morgan Freeman in Mississippi, strides around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch, marches with Zulus in New Orleans' Mardi Gras, and drums with the Sioux Nation in South Dakota; joins a Georgia family for thanksgiving, 'picks' with Bluegrass hillbillies, and finds himself in a Tennessee garden full of dead bodies.Whether in a club for failed gangsters (yes, those are real bullet holes) or celebrating Halloween in Salem (is there anywhere better?), Stephen is welcomed by the people of America - mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers and hobos, bringing to life the oddities and splendours of each locale.A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is our author's homage to this extraordinary country.
The Art of Missing Link is a lushly illustrated volume that goes behind the scenes of LAIKA’s new stop-motion adventure.The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel’s last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link. Zach Galifianakis voices Mr. Link: the surprisingly smart, funny and soulful beast upon whom Sir Lionel’s dreams depend. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s the last of his kind, and he’s lonely. Proposing a daring quest to seek out his rumored distant relatives, he enlists Sir Lionel’s help in an odyssey around the world to find the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Together with Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana), an independent and resourceful adventurer who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster of a ride. Along the way, our fearless explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril, stalked at every turn by dastardly villains seeking to thwart their mission. Through it all, Mr. Link’s disarming charm and good-humored conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family film. From LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award–nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link is a stunning stop-motion epic and raucous comedy. Featuring concept art from the film’s creation—including sketches, storyboards, character designs, and much more—and illuminated by in-depth interviews with the film’s creative team, The Art of Missing Link is a must-have companion to the film.
Inspired by the Count of Monte Cristo, Fry's psychological thriller is written with the pace, wit and shrewd insight that we have come to expect from one of our finest novelists.
Moab is My Washpot is in turns funny, shocking, tender, delicious, sad, lyrical, bruisingly frank and addictively readable.
A collection of articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio, includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel "The Liar" and the best of Fry's weekly column for the "Daily Telegraph".
This version of the "comical cockney comedy" was rewritten by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent and first presented at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre in 1985 and features an abundance of well-known "toe-tapping" songs (including "Lambeth Walk" and "The Sun Has Got His Hat On").