All Men Must Die: Power and Passion in Game of Thrones (Paperback)
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All Men Must Die: Power and Passion in Game of Thrones (Paperback)

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'All men must die': or 'Valar Morghulis', as the traditional Essos greeting is rendered in High Valyrian. And die they do - in prodigious numbers; in imaginatively varied and gruesome ways; and often in terror within the viciously unpredictable world that is HBO's sensational evocation of Game of Thrones. Epic in scope and in imaginative breadth, the stories that are brought to life tell of the dramatic rise and fall of nations, the brutal sweeping away of old orders and the advent of new autarchs in the eternal quest for dominion. Yet, as this book reveals, many potent and intimate narratives of love and passion can be found within these grand landscapes of heroism, honour and death. They focus on strong relationships between women and family, as well as among the anti-heroes, the 'cripples, bastards and broken things'. In this vital follow-up to Winter Is Coming (2015), acclaimed medievalist Carolyne Larrington explores themes of power, blood-kin, lust and sex in order to draw entirely fresh meanings out of the show of the century.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781784539320
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


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All Men Must Die interrogates and analyses the eight-season arc of HBO's Game of Thrones on its own terms-not as an adaptation. Carolyne Larrington succeeds in explaining how, in spite of the glaring flaws of the latter seasons, the 'narrative, themes, and characters' of the show nonetheless represent a compelling version of contemporary medievalist storytelling. Incisively argued and deftly written, this is a worthy follow-up to her earlier, impressive, exploration of the world of Game of Thrones, and an enjoyable read in its own right. * Kavita Mudan Finn, Lecturer in Medieval Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA *
A thorough and insightful dive into various aspects of the worldbuilding in Game of Thrones. * Dr. Shiloh Carroll, PhD, Tennessee State University, USA. *

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“Not as insightful as her first book on ‘Game of Thrones’”

Larrington states in her introduction that she is a ‘dipper’ when it comes to Game of Thrones: people who are more deeply immersed and commmitted than ‘skimmers’, and engaged closely with the narrative, characters and... More

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