From the Mouth of the Whale (häftad)
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Victoria Cribb
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From the Mouth of the Whale

Winner of the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize 2023

av Sjn
Häftad,  Engelska, 2019-11-07
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WINNER OF THE SWEDISH ACADEMY'S NORDIC PRIZE 2023 Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 'A terrific extraordinarily accomplished novel' Independent 'Kaleidoscopic and mesmerising, comic and poignant' TLS In this magical evocation of a vanished age, a poet and self-taught healer is banished in 1635 to a barren island off Iceland - a place darkened by superstition, poverty and cruelty. With only a purple sandpiper for company, Jnas Plmason retraces his path to exile, recalling his exorcism of a walking corpse, the massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers and the deaths of three of his children. But amid the cacophony of Copenhagen he will find hope and, finally, recognition of his enlightened ideas.
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'A terrific extraordinarily accomplished novel' * <i>Independent</i> * 'Kaleidoscopic and mesmerising, comic and poignant' * <i>TLS</i> * 'An extraordinary and original writer' * AS Byatt, <i>Guardian</i> * Hallucinatory, lyrical and by turn comic and tragic-an extraordinary novel. * Hari Kunzru * Sjn's novels are brilliant collisions of history and fable, psychology and fantasy. * Chris Power, <i>Guardian</i> * Wildly comic and incandescent, elegant and brittle. * Keith Donohue, <i>Washington Post</i> *

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Born in Reykjavk in 1962, Sjn is the author of the novels The Blue Fox, The Whispering Muse, From the Mouth of the Whale, Moonstone and CoDex 1962, for which he has won several awards including the Nordic Council's Literature Prize and the Icelandic Literary Prize. He has also been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and his work has been translated into thirty-five languages. In addition, Sjn has written nine poetry collections as well as four opera librettos and lyrics for various artists. He lives in Reykjavk, Iceland. Victoria Cribb has translated over thirty-five books by Icelandic authors. Her translations of Moonstone and CoDex 1962 were both longlisted for the PEN America Translation Prize and in 2017 she received the Ordstr honorary translation award for services to Icelandic literature.