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Under the glacier

Author: Halldór Laxness; Magnús Magnússon
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. But once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community that regards itself as the center of the world and where Creation itself is a work in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998.
Under the glacier.
New York : Vintage, 2005
(OCoLC)647309618
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Halldór Laxness; Magnús Magnússon
ISBN: 1400034418 9781400034413
OCLC Number: 55131406
Description: xvi, 240 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Kristnihald undir jøkli.
Responsibility: Halldór Laxness ; translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson ; introduction by Susan Sontag.
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"At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. But once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community that regards itself as the center of the world and where Creation itself is a work in progress"--Cover.

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