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The Sorrow of Angels by Jón Kalman…

The Sorrow of Angels (2009)

by Jón Kalman Stefánsson

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Series: Heaven and Hell - Stefánsson (2)

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I read this book in English as an electronic ARC of a translation that will be available later this year. I loved this novel and will be keeping an eye out for more books from this author. This novel has that gloomy nihilistic tone that people make fun of with respect to Icelandic films, but here it is done very well, with lots of great, quotable philosophical tangents and an interesting glimpse at life in the disgusting cold of winter in Iceland. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
Vervolg op "Hemel en hel".
Jongen moet op tocht met een postbode, doorheen de koude sneeuwstorm". ( )
  koenvanq | Jan 16, 2016 |
Recensione su: http://wp.me/p3X6aw-nz ( )
  Saretta.L | Jan 23, 2015 |
Wonderful, like nothing else I have ever read except for Heaven and Hell, the equally astonishing preceding novel in the trilogy. This one is also about men, and men and women, and weather (or, more precisely, water, rock, ice and snow). And like its predecessor, its about the dead and the living, mingling, and about books, books and reading, and the life of words they open for us and how it unites those who are dead and those who still live. And at the end of the book we are left unsure of who is and who isn't. It's a bit of a cheap trick, but why not, in a world where bodies slip so easily between one and the other? ( )
  Mijk | Dec 6, 2013 |
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Jón Kalman Stefánssonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Boury, ÉricTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lembek, KimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Myklebost, ToneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Otten, MarcelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wetzig, Karl-LudwigÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Maintenant, il ferait bon dormir jusqu'à ce que les rêves deviennent un ciel, un ciel calme et sans vent où quelques plumes d'ange virevoltent doucement, où il n'y a rien que la félicité de celui qui vit dans l'ignorance de soi.
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It is three weeks since the boy came to town, carrying a book of poetry to return to the old sea captain - the poetry that did for his friend Barour. Three weeks, but already Barour's ghost has faded. Snow falls so heavily that it binds heaven and earth together. As the villagers gather in the inn to drink schnapps and coffee while the boy reads to them from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Jens the postman stumbles in half dead, having almost frozen to his horse. On his next journey to the wide open fjords he is accompanied by the boy, and both must risk their lives for each other, and for an unusual item of mail.… (more)

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