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Heinesen, William 1900-1991

Works: 333 works in 1,422 publications in 22 languages and 5,208 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Musical settings  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  War fiction  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Client, Composer, Artist, wst, Lyricist
Classifications: PT8175.H367, 839.81372
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The lost musicians by William Heinesen( Book )

142 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Music is at the heart of this book. The devotion to it of a group of amateur musicians forming the Boman Quartet prevents a series of dramatic events from turning into heart-rending tragedy. Music enables each of the musicians to rise above his own bleak situation. But there is humour, too, especially in the satirical, larger than life portrayal of the local sectarians, led by the bank manager Ankersen, as they seek in vain to break the spirit of the musicians. And humour of a more earthly kind in Janniksen, the huge blacksmith who is completely at the mercy of his petty-minded sectarian wife. The setting is a small Faroese town at the beginning of the 20th century - and that town is today the capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn."--BOOK JACKET
The black cauldron by William Heinesen( Book )

77 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om livet i en lille færøsk by under den engelske besættelse i 2. verdenskrig
The kingdom of the earth by William Heinesen( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En hverdagshistorie om urtekræmmeren Jacob Sif, hvis smukke kone Viola har forladt ham. Han bliver bedstefader, da hans datter Antonia bliver uægteskabelig moder til drengebarnet Jacob
Surrounded by Sunleif Rasmussen( )

5 editions published in 2002 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windswept dawn by William Heinesen( Book )

39 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Faroes, or, more precisely, Faroese life, are subject and plot, respectively, of this, Heinesens's 1934 first novel, appearing finally in its first English translation. Among the principals are a Lutheran minister slipping into paranoiac delusions; a dour, suspicious, shrewd village shopkeeper; a woman innkeeper and majordomo-for-hire with a shrouded past; the philosophical and compassionate male teacher at a small islands school; a bad penny of an evangelical Adventist missionary; a meek, compulsively eavesdropping, middle-aged itinerant; and a thoughtful, wondering youth just awakening to the world. The story, such as it is, consists of what these people and others think and how they interact within the span of roughly one year
The good hope by William Heinesen( Book )

59 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om livet på Færøerne 1669-70 set med en tilflyttet præsts øjne
Laterna magica by William Heinesen( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noatun by William Heinesen( Book )

66 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om menneskenes kamp mod de vanskelige naturforhold på Færøerne
The tower at the edge of the world : a poetic mosaic novel about my earliest youth by William Heinesen( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Det fortryllede lys by William Heinesen( Book )

27 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laterna magica : nye erindringsnoveller by William Heinesen( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortaelinger fra Thorshavn : i udvalg og med forord af Erik Vagn Jensen by William Heinesen( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Det dyrebare liv; Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen i strejflys af hans breve by Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 1997 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan fra Tranhuset by William Heinesen( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moder Syvstjerne; en fortælling fra tidernes morgen by William Heinesen( Book )

19 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in Danish and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her skal danses : seks fortællinger by William Heinesen( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of the Faroe Islands by William Heinesen( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tårnet ved verdens ende : en poetisk mosaik-roman om den yngste ungdom by William Heinesen( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samlede digte by William Heinesen( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kur mod onde Ånder by William Heinesen( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Windswept dawn
The black cauldronWindswept dawnThe good hope
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Heinesen

Heinesen, Andreas William.

Heinesen, William, 1900-

Heinesens, Viljams 1900-1991

William Heinesen Deens kunstschilder

William Heinesen Faroese Danish-language writer

William Heinesen färöischer Dichter

William Heinesen scrittore, poeta e pittore faroese

Вільям Гейнесен

Вільям Хайнесен

Хайнесен, Вильям

Хайнесен, Вильям 1900-1991