Jón Kalman Stefánsson's About the Size of the Universe PDF

By Jón Kalman Stefánsson

ISBN-10: 0857056026

ISBN-13: 9780857056023

At the start of this tale there's demise, and but it's a occasion of lifestyles - the lives of many generations of Ari's kin - of the eagerness among a guy and a girl, forbidden love, violence, sorrow, betrayal and melancholy. Happiness and misfortune are handed down from one iteration to the following - the sorrow over what was once and what could have been weighs seriously at the characters - and on the finish of this chain, for now, stands Ari, on his approach to his loss of life father, with a ranking nonetheless to be settled.

The uncooked fantastic thing about existence is written into the dramatic Icelandic panorama, and right into a society that has gone through nice transformation inside a century. In language either archaic and lyrical, and but fullyyt modern, piercingly melancholic and but refreshingly jam-packed with humour, Jón Kalman Stefánsson proves himself to be one of many most interesting eu writers of his generation.

A significant other quantity to Fish haven't any Feet (longlisted for the fellow Booker overseas Prize 2017).

Translated from the Icelandic via Philip Roughton

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