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The Resource Summer light, and then comes the night, Jon Kalman Stefansson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Summer light, and then comes the night, Jon Kalman Stefansson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

Label
Summer light, and then comes the night
Title
Summer light, and then comes the night
Statement of responsibility
Jon Kalman Stefansson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Title variation
Summer light, & then comes the night
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sometimes a distance from the noise of the world opens our hearts, our senses, our dreams. An intensity of feelings erupts from the life of a village of four hundred souls in the Icelandic countryside, where the infinite light of summer makes its inhabitants want to explore, and the eternal night of winter lights up the magic of the stars. It becomes a microcosm of the eternal conflict between human desire and destiny, between the limits of reality and the wings of the imagination. The director who immerses himself in Latin and astronomy to the point of abandoning everything for the secrets of the universe, the greedy postman who reads every letter and then publicizes the villagers' private affairs, the lawyer who believes that the world is based on calculus, but then discovers that he cannot count the fish in the sea or his own tears. With the enchantment of poetry, and full of humour and tenderness for human weaknesses, Stefansson explores the question of why we live at all, and at the same time immerses us fully in the river of life
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QPPL
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1963-
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Jón Kalman Stefánsson
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Icelandic
Literary form
fiction
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Roughton, Philip
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Gossip
  • Villages
  • Iceland
Target audience
adult
Label
Summer light, and then comes the night, Jon Kalman Stefansson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
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Publication
Note
"First published as Sumarljós og svo kemur nóttin by Bjartur, Reykjavik, in 2006"--Verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The universe and a dark velvet dress -- Tears are shaped like rowing boats -- Should we admit to being idiots? -- What is related to the noun "Apocalypse" -- A man thinks about many things in a forest, especially when a big river runs through it -- Bliss -- Tekla and the man who couldn't count the fish -- What sort of shitty world would this be without her?
Control code
000066861907
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780857059758
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1143733953
Label
Summer light, and then comes the night, Jon Kalman Stefansson ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
Publication
Note
"First published as Sumarljós og svo kemur nóttin by Bjartur, Reykjavik, in 2006"--Verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The universe and a dark velvet dress -- Tears are shaped like rowing boats -- Should we admit to being idiots? -- What is related to the noun "Apocalypse" -- A man thinks about many things in a forest, especially when a big river runs through it -- Bliss -- Tekla and the man who couldn't count the fish -- What sort of shitty world would this be without her?
Control code
000066861907
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780857059758
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1143733953

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