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The Resource About the size of the universe : a family history, Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

About the size of the universe : a family history, Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Label
About the size of the universe : a family history
Title
About the size of the universe
Title remainder
a family history
Statement of responsibility
Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
At the beginning of this story there is death, and yet it is a celebration of life, the lives of many generations of Ari's family, of the passion between a man and a woman, forbidden love, violence, sorrow, betrayal. Happiness and misfortune are passed down from one generation to the next, the sorrow over what was and what might have been weighs heavily on the characters, and at the end of this chain, for now, stands Ari, on his way to his dying father, with a score still to be settled. The raw beauty of life is written into the dramatic Icelandic landscape, and into a society that has undergone great transformation within a century
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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1963-
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Jón Kalman Stefánsson
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Icelandic
Literary form
non fiction
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Roughton, Philip
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Betrayal
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Death
  • Family life
  • Families
  • Icelandic fiction
  • Iceland
  • Keflavík (Iceland)
Target audience
adult
Label
About the size of the universe : a family history, Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Icelandic language as Eitthvað á stærð við alheiminn by Bjartur, Reykjavík 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061914316
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780857056009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024161789
Label
About the size of the universe : a family history, Jón Kalman Stefánsson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Publication
Note
First published in Icelandic language as Eitthvað á stærð við alheiminn by Bjartur, Reykjavík 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061914316
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780857056009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024161789

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