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The atom station

Author: Halldór Laxness
Publisher: Sag Harbor, N.Y. : Second Chance Press, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Laxness describes the popular reaction to an attempt by the U.S. to buy land for a nuclear base near Reykjavik. He contrasts corruption and decadence in the capital with the simple life of peasants in the north . . . Rich, lyrical prose, all expertly interpreted in the translation. Among the many vivid characters, the narrator stands out: her wit, pride, and simplicity bring to mind heroines like Jane Eyre..". --  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Halldór Laxness
ISBN: 0933256302 9780933256309 0933256310 9780933256316
OCLC Number: 8641162
Notes: Translation of: Atómstöðin.
Description: 202 p. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Atómstöðin.
Responsibility: Halldor Laxness ; translated by Magnus Magnusson.

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"Laxness describes the popular reaction to an attempt by the U.S. to buy land for a nuclear base near Reykjavik. He contrasts corruption and decadence in the capital with the simple life of peasants in the north . . . Rich, lyrical prose, all expertly interpreted in the translation. Among the many vivid characters, the narrator stands out: her wit, pride, and simplicity bring to mind heroines like Jane Eyre..". -- Booklist.

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