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Independent People - Halldór Laxness, John A. Thompson
Independent People
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781860467769 (1860467768)
Publisher: Harvill Press
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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DES rated it
The blurp says: This magnificent novel—which secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature—is at last available to contemporary American readers.My guess is that the translation into modern English spoilt it for me. I could not keep going since the story line was rather straight but the ...
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
Written as a pair with PericlesReading Smiley on the back cover of this book:‘I can’t imagine any greater delight than coming to Independent People for the first time’ Really? I mean, REALLY????? Better than sex? Chocolate icecream??? What sort of life has Smiley lived that makes her say that. I co...
Barrita rated it
No me parece que este sea un libro para todos. Es pesado y un poco largo, a veces parece nunca terminar. Pero al mismo tiempo tiene una buena historia con personajes magníficos y detalles que te hacen comprender realmente que es lo que les sucede y de esa manera involucrarte en su historia. Todo env...
Bettie's Books
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Translated from the Icelandic by J A ThompsonIntroduction by Brad LeithauserOpening: In early times, say the Icelandic chronicles, men from the Western Isles came to live in the country, and when they departed, left behind them crosses, bells, and other objects used in the practice of sorcery.Miff-o...
Mining the Depths
Mining the Depths rated it
This book left me flattened. I honestly don't know what I can say about it, though it's clearly a great book. More time isn't enough, I'll have to read it again—preferably with a character sheet, and a map, and at least a general knowledge of Icelandic history, of which I know so little—although, in...
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