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Trolls

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1780233302

Publisher : Reaktion Books

Number of Pages : 144

Category : History

Viewed : 1922

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Book Summary: Trolls lurk under bridges waiting to eat children, threaten hobbits in Middle-Earth, and invade the dungeons of Hogwarts. Often they are depicted as stupid, slow, and ugly creatures, but they also appear as comforting characters in some children’s stories or as plastic dolls with bright, fuzzy hair. Today, the name of this fantastic being from Scandinavia has found a wider reach: it is the word for the homeless in California and slang for the antagonizing and sometimes cruel people on the Internet. But how did trolls go from folktales to the World Wide Web? To explain why trolls still hold our interest, John Lindow goes back to their first appearances in Scandinavian folklore, where they were beings in nature living beside a preindustrial society of small-scale farming and fishing. He explores reports of actual encounters with trolls—meetings others found plausible in spite of their better judgment—and follows trolls’ natural transition from folktales to other domains in popular culture. Trolls, Lindow argues, would not continue to appeal to our imaginations today if they had not made the jump to illustrations in Nordic books and Scandinavian literature and drama. From the Moomins to Brothers Grimm and Three Billy Goats Gruff to cartoons, fantasy novels, and social media, Lindow considers the panoply of trolls that surround us and their sometimes troubling connotations in the contemporary world. Taking readers into Norwegian music and film and even Yahoo Finance chat rooms, Trolls is a fun and fascinating book about these strange creatures.

Trouble with Trolls

Author : Jan Brett

ISBN10 : 0399549242

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Trolls sure know how to make trouble, but Treva is too smart and wily to fall for their tricks! Treva's trouble with trolls begins when she climbs Mount Baldy with her dog Tuffi. The trolls who live there long for a dog, and they try to kidnap him. But Treva is brave and quick-thinking. She outwits one troll after another until she reaches the very top of the mountain, where five trolls are waiting--and they want her dog! From underground to mountain peak, Jan Brett's story is filled with adventure and eye-catching detail.

Poppy's Party (DreamWorks Trolls)

Author : Frank Berrios

ISBN10 : 0399559086

Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016! DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known. This Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader is perfect for boys and girls ages 4 to 6!

Troll

Author : Johanna Sinisalo

ISBN10 : 1555847374

Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This internationally acclaimed winner of the Finlandia Award is “a brilliant and dark parable about the fluid boundaries between human and animal” (The Boston Globe). Angel, a young photographer, comes home from a night of carousing to find a group of drunken teenagers in the courtyard of his apartment building, taunting a wounded, helpless young troll. He takes it in, not suspecting the dramatic consequences of this decision. What does one do with a troll in the city? As the troll’s presence influences Angel’s life in ways he could never have predicted, it becomes clear that the creature is the familiar of man’s most forbidden feelings. A novel of sparkling originality, Troll is a wry, beguiling story of nature and man’s relationship to wild things, and of the dark power of the wildness in ourselves. “[An] imaginative and engaging novel of urban fantasy . . . The stuff of ancient legend shadows with rather unnerving precision the course of unloosed postmodern desire.” —Chris Lehmann, The Washington Post Book World

Erasure

Author : Percival Everett

ISBN10 : 1555970397

Publisher : Graywolf Press

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Percival Everett's Erasure is a blistering satire about race and writing Thelonious "Monk" Ellison's writing career has bottomed out: his latest manuscript has been rejected by seventeen publishers, which stings all the more because his previous novels have been "critically acclaimed." He seethes on the sidelines of the literary establishment as he watches the meteoric success of We's Lives in Da Ghetto, a first novel by a woman who once visited "some relatives in Harlem for a couple of days." Meanwhile, Monk struggles with real family tragedies—his aged mother is fast succumbing to Alzheimer's, and he still grapples with the reverberations of his father's suicide seven years before. In his rage and despair, Monk dashes off a novel meant to be an indictment of Juanita Mae Jenkins's bestseller. He doesn't intend for My Pafology to be published, let alone taken seriously, but it is—under the pseudonym Stagg R. Leigh—and soon it becomes the Next Big Thing. How Monk deals with the personal and professional fallout galvanizes this audacious, hysterical, and quietly devastating novel.

The Apocalypse Troll

Author : David Weber

ISBN10 : 1618242113

Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: There he was in his sailboat in the middle of the Atlantic, all alone and loving it. Well, there was a US Navy carrier group on his southern horizon, but he was a Navy guy himself, so he didn't mind. Then came the UFOs, hurtling in from the Outer Black to overfly the carriers at Mach 17. Their impossible aerobatics were bad enough¾but then they started shooting at each other. And at the Navy. With nukes. Little ones at first, but winding up with a 500 megatonner at 90 miles that fried every piece of electronics within line-of-sight. Richard Ashton thought he was just a ringside observer to these now over-the-horizon events. Until the crippled alien lifeboat came drifting down and homed in on his sailboat; suddenly he has his hands full of an unconscious, critically wounded and impossibly human alien warrior who also happens to be a gorgeous female. That's when things got interesting. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "... a particular delight, offering nonstop action that's both well executed and emotionally satisfying." ¾Publishers Weekly "It's a rollicking fun tale that's impossible to put down." ¾Philadelphia Weekly Press "... the best work (Weber] has done ... the rewards are ample ... recommended...." ¾Starlog

Troll Hunting

Author : Ginger Gorman

ISBN10 : 1743586000

Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Social Science

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In 2013, journalist Ginger Gorman was trolled online. She received scores of hateful tweets, including a death threat. A picture of Ginger heavily pregnant alongside her husband and two-and-half year old daughter appeared on a fascist website. Understandably she was terrified, but once the attack subsided, she found herself curious. Who were these trolls? And how and why did they coordinate such an attack? And how does someone fight back?

Over the next five years  Gorman spoke to psychologists, trolling victims, law enforcement, academics and, most importantly, the trolls themselves, embedding herself into their online communities and their psyches in ways she had never anticipated. What she discovered was both profoundly shocking and fascinating. Syndicates of highly organised predator trolls across the globe systematically set out to disrupt and disturb. Some want to highlight the media’s alleged left-wing bias, some want to bring down capitalism, and some just want to have fun. Even if it means destroying someone’s life...

The personal costs endured by the targets of trolling are frequently extreme, and victims usually find themselves frightened and alone. And what about the very real financial and economic costs of cyberhate? New research is finally putting a number on the shocking true cost to both individuals and the community. Gorman has uncovered links between trolling and cyberhate to real-life crimes such as terrorism, domestic violence and incitement to suicide. She has also mapped out a cohort of men – mostly angry young and white – who rightly or wrongly feel marginalised and disenfranchised; they are using the internet to express this.

An intense and compelling read, Troll Hunting is an important window into not just the mindset and motivation of trolls, but the history of this kind of aberrant behaviour. Ginger Gorman has gained unprecedented access to trolls, even formed strange and enduring relationships with them, and her comprehensive investigation into what makes them tick has given us a brilliant book that is impossible to put down. 

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Author : Whitney Phillips

ISBN10 : 026232900X

Publisher : MIT Press

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: Why the troll problem is actually a culture problem: how online trolling fits comfortably within today's media landscape. Internet trolls live to upset as many people as possible, using all the technical and psychological tools at their disposal. They gleefully whip the media into a frenzy over a fake teen drug crisis; they post offensive messages on Facebook memorial pages, traumatizing grief-stricken friends and family; they use unabashedly racist language and images. They take pleasure in ruining a complete stranger's day and find amusement in their victim's anguish. In short, trolling is the obstacle to a kinder, gentler Internet. To quote a famous Internet meme, trolling is why we can't have nice things online. Or at least that's what we have been led to believe. In this provocative book, Whitney Phillips argues that trolling, widely condemned as obscene and deviant, actually fits comfortably within the contemporary media landscape. Trolling may be obscene, but, Phillips argues, it isn't all that deviant. Trolls' actions are born of and fueled by culturally sanctioned impulses—which are just as damaging as the trolls' most disruptive behaviors. Phillips describes, for example, the relationship between trolling and sensationalist corporate media—pointing out that for trolls, exploitation is a leisure activity; for media, it's a business strategy. She shows how trolls, “the grimacing poster children for a socially networked world,” align with social media. And she documents how trolls, in addition to parroting media tropes, also offer a grotesque pantomime of dominant cultural tropes, including gendered notions of dominance and success and an ideology of entitlement. We don't just have a trolling problem, Phillips argues; we have a culture problem. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things isn't only about trolls; it's about a culture in which trolls thrive.

The Sea of Trolls

Author : Nancy Farmer

ISBN10 : 1416914323

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: “The Sea of Trolls blends ancient history and Norse epics with recognizable bits of Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings” (The New York Times). Jack is kidnapped by berserkers from his Saxon village in the year A.D. 793, an occurrence forewarned by his mentor the Bard. Captured by Viking chief Olaf One-Brow, Jack and his sister, Lucy, are swiftly taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless. Ivar is married to a half-troll named Frith, an evil and unpredictable queen with a strange power over her husband’s court. Jack mistakenly casts a charm on her—and is banished to the kingdom of the trolls to find the magic that will undo the charm. Accompanied by Thorgill, a shield maiden who wants to be a berserker, and by the mysterious crow called Bold Heart, Jack sets out on a harrowing and exciting quest for the ages. From National Book Award winner Nancy Farmer, this first book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy is epic fantasy at its best.

The Troll Garden and Selected Stories

Author : Willa Cather

ISBN10 : 2291023292

Publisher : AB Books

Number of Pages : 123

Category : Drama

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Book Summary: The Troll Garden is a collection of short stories by Willa Cather, published in 1905. This collection contains the following seven stories: "Flavia and Her Artists" "The Sculptor's Funeral" "A Death in the Desert" "The Garden Lodge" "The Marriage of Phaedra" "A Wagner Matinee" "Paul's Case"

Samuel Blink and the Runaway Troll

Author : Matt Haig

ISBN10 : 1101221216

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1945

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Book Summary: When Troll-Son runs away from home, he decides to leave the Shadow Forest behind and move in with his idol, Samuel Blink. Samuel isn't thrilled with the idea of hiding a runaway troll, especially one who copies everything he does, even (ugh!) using his toothbrush. But should Samuel return Troll-Son to the Shadow Forest? After all, he's running from something . . . what danger still lurks there? This engaging adventure showcases Matt Haig's wry sense of humor, drawing readers deeper into the imaginative world introduced in Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest.

The Story About Little Troll

Author : MERETHE HAUE

ISBN10 : 8740408507

Publisher : ROSE

Number of Pages : 250

Category : ,

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Book Summary: The Story about Little Troll has 10 adventures - many questions to the child in order to get a little conversation during reading and maybe bedtime. Little Troll has been translated from danish to english by myself - therefore if any mistakes - I appologize.Have Fun.

The Troll With No Heart in His Body

Author : Lise Lunge-Larsen

ISBN10 : 9780547562308

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: As tall as trees and as ancient and rugged as the Norwegian landscape from which they come, trolls are some of lore's most fascinating and varied creatures. Some live under bridges, others deep inside caves. They can carry their heads under their arms or hide their hearts inside wells. They can walk across oceans and fly over mountains. Trees and shrubs may grow from their heads, and their noses can be long enough to stir soup. There are troll hags, troll daughters, and elderly, shrunken trolls. Old or young, they are quarrelsome, ugly, and boastful, and they love to trick princesses and children. To defeat them, children must rely on the strengths of their humanity-persistence, kindness, pluck, and willingness to heed good advice

Troll Peter Discovers the Bog-Woman’S Secret and Other Stories

Author : Gerda Christensen

ISBN10 : 1490725369

Publisher : Trafford Publishing

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: I dont think its fair to the trolls that in most literature they are described as horrible creatures. Not all of them are monsters. In my stories we are following the little, good-natured troll boy, Peter, through a summer. Together with his parents and old grandmother he lives in a hill far out on the Jutlandish moor in Denmark. Troll Peter is a curious little troll who likes to go exploring. But sometimes his adventures bring him into trouble, as when he falls down into the Bog-womans cave, and she wants him to stay there. He also ventures out to the Big Hill on Midsummer Eve and there he spots some witches flying on broomsticks on their way to The Blocken Mountain in Germany. That scares him! During the summer he meets other Danish folklore creatures, and he has many exciting adventures. Granny plays an important role in Troll Peters life. His parents are always busy providing food for the daily meals but Granny is always there, ready to comfort him. And the old troll woman knows that honey is the best medicine for all kinds of hurt. Troll Peter loves her very much.

The Troll Treasure

Author : John Vornholt

ISBN10 : 9781439113967

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: SORCEROR SHOWDOWN! Just when all the trials appear to be over for Rollo, the evil sorceror Stygius Rex returns, demanding that the new troll king surrender the lands of Bonespittle to him. As an incentive, Stygius produces Rollo's father and his former bridge mentor as hostages! The only way to stop Stygius is for the trolls to find a legendary treasure that was created by a troll king long ago and left with the elves in the Great Chasm for safekeeping. Now Rollo must figure out a way to make peace with the elves, find some treasure he isn't sure exists, rescue his father, and defeat Stygius, all the while hoping he can free his little fairy friend Clipper from the evil spell she's under. Will the new troll king ever make it to his coronation?

The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics

Author : Malcolm Coulthard,Alison May,Rui Sousa-Silva

ISBN10 : 0429641427

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 760

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics offers a comprehensive survey of the subdiscipline of Forensic Linguistics, with this new edition providing both updated overviews from leading figures in the field and exciting new contributions from the next generation of forensic linguists. The Handbook is a unique work of reference to the leading ideas, debates, topics, approaches and methodologies in forensic linguistics and language and the law. It comprises 43 chapters, including entirely new contributions from many international experts, in the areas of Aboriginal claimants, appraisal and stance, author identities online, biased language in capital trials, corpus approaches, false confessions, forensic phonetics, forensic transcription, the historical courtroom, legal interpretation, multilingual law, police crisis negotiation, speaker profiling, and trolling. The chapters include a wealth of examples and case studies so the reader can see forensic linguistics applied and in action. Edited and authored by the world’s leading academics and practitioners, The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics is a vital resource for advanced students, researchers and scholars, and will also be of interest to legal, law enforcement and security professionals.

The Red Fairy Book

Author : Andrew Lang

ISBN10 : 163158281X

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: The imaginations of children throughout time have been formed and nurtured by stories passed down from generation to generation. Of the countless genres of stories, fairy tales often conjure the most vivid fantastical worlds and ideas, which cultivate creativity and bring elements of magic back into the real world. Many of these fairy tales have been collected over time into hundreds of memorable collections. However, the ones commonly considered most notable are the Fairy Books compiled by famous Scottish novelist and poet Andrew Lang. The second installment of his widely read classics, originally published in 1890, The Red Fairy Book has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of fairy tales. Originating from French, Danish, Romanian, and Russian sources, as well as some bits of Norse mythology, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are: The Twelve Dancing Princesses The Three Dwarfs Jack and the Beanstalk The Golden Goose Rapunzel And many more! This beautiful edition comes complete with the original illustrations by Golden Age Illustrator H. J. Ford, and is the perfect gift to pass on these timeless classics to the next generation of readers and dreamers. “I now believe the best word to describe me as an author is spoiled. That’s because the folks at Sky Pony have truly made me feel special about being in their stable. My editor is top-notch, and has a unique way of making me feel like her most important author.” –Nancy Krulik, New York Times bestselling author

Cyberwar

Author : Kathleen Hall Jamieson

ISBN10 : 019091582X

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: The question of how Donald Trump won the 2016 election looms over his presidency. In particular, were the 78,000 voters who gave him an Electoral College victory affected by the Russian trolls and hackers? Trump has denied it. So has Vladimir Putin. Others cast the answer as unknowable. In Cyberwar, Kathleen Hall Jamieson marshals the troll posts, unique polling data, analyses of how the press used hacked content, and a synthesis of half a century of media effects literature to argue that, although not certain, it is probable that the Russians helped elect the 45th president of the United States. In the process, she asks: How extensive was the troll messaging? What characteristics of social media did the Russians exploit? Why did the mainstream press rush the hacked content into the citizenry's newsfeeds? Was Clinton telling the truth when she alleged that the debate moderators distorted what she said in the leaked speeches? Did the Russian influence extend beyond social media and news to alter the behavior of FBI director James Comey? After detailing the ways in which Russian efforts were abetted by the press, social media, candidates, party leaders, and a polarized public, Cyberwar closes with a warning: the country is ill-prepared to prevent a sequel. In this updated paperback edition, Jamieson covers the many new developments that have come to light since the original publication.

English / Russian Dictionary

Author : Joseph D. Lesser

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Joseph D. Lesser

Number of Pages : 2500

Category : Foreign Language Study

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Book Summary: This practical dictionary of the Russian language contains over 75,000 entries in a concise, easy-to-use format. The direction of the translation is from English to Russian. It offers a broad vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms for holidays or for use as a classic reference work.