Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
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Epic Continent is a travel book about Nicholas Jubber’s journey in the slipstream of six epic tales across Europe, from Turkey to Iceland. In the course of his travels, he has explored how these ancient stories sprang from their particular landscapes and cultures and how they connect across the continent. Meeting people who are still narrating these stories today (from Serbian musicians performing the epic of Kosovo to Icelandic folksingers reciting tales of medieval feuds), Jubber learned how these stories continue to resonate in the twenty-first century.
Jubber will carry the audience through his journey, from losing his luggage in the Greek underworld to wading across an icy Icelandic river, from drinking hard liquor with Balkan war veterans to reciting medieval verses at a Basque demonstration in the Pyrenees. This will be an immersive tour through our troubled continent, swinging between the centuries, showing how the shadows of our ancient tales continue to loom over our troubled present.
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