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The fish can sing

Author: Halldór Laxness
Publisher: London : Harvill, 2000, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the tale of Alfgrim, an abandoned child, whose mother gave birth to him in the turf-and-stone cottage of Bjorn of Brekkukot, the fisherman, on the outskirts of what is now Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. It is the history of his boyhood and youth, spent at Bjorn's home in the early years of the twentieth century, an hospitable place where strangers were welcome and often stayed for years and where, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998.
Fish can sing.
London : Harvill, 2000, c1966
(OCoLC)988902240
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Halldór Laxness
ISBN: 1860466877 9781860466878
OCLC Number: 44398209
Notes: Originally published: London : Methuen, 1966.
Description: 246 p., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: A Strange Creature --
Fine Weather --
Special Fish --
What is the Value of the Bible? --
Two Women and a Picture --
Proper Titles at Brekkukot --
Barbed Wire at Hvammskot --
The Mid-Loft --
The Authorities --
Talk and Writing at Brekkukot --
The Icelander's University --
A Good Funeral --
A Woman from Landbrot --
Light over Hringjarabaer --
White Ravens --
Superintendent and Visitor --
Pepper for Three Aurar --
When Our Lykla Calves --
Morning of Eternity: and End --
Latin --
Converting the Chinese --
Schubert --
Gardar Holm's Second Homecoming --
Der Erlkonig --
A Man in the Churchyard? --
The Note --
The Chief Justice --
Secret Doctrine at Brekkukot --
A Good Marriage --
The Soul Clad in Air --
Perhaps the God --
Political Meeting in the Temperance Hall: The Barbers' Bill --
Fame --
Gardar Holm's Third Homecoming --
Ribbons and Bows --
Evening at the Archangel Gabriel's Tomb --
Night in the Hotel d'Islande --
Singing in the Cathedral --
The Store's Jubilee --
One Eyrir.
Other Titles: Brekkukotsannáll.
Responsibility: Halldór Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson.

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"This is the tale of Alfgrim, an abandoned child, whose mother gave birth to him in the turf-and-stone cottage of Bjorn of Brekkukot, the fisherman, on the outskirts of what is now Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. It is the history of his boyhood and youth, spent at Bjorn's home in the early years of the twentieth century, an hospitable place where strangers were welcome and often stayed for years and where, in the mid-loft, Alfgrim learned philosophy and much else besides." "When Alfgrim went to school he came into contact with a whole different world in which the reigning spirit was the singer, Gardar Holm, whose international renown was a source of pride to his fellow countrymen. But Alfgrim's encounters with the singer only served to make him and his fame more mysterious."--BOOK JACKET.

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