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Under the glacier

HalldГіr Laxness

Under the glacier

translated from the Icelandic by Magnús Magnússon

by HalldГіr Laxness

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Published by Vaka-Helgafell in Iceland .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of: Kristnihald undir Jökli.

StatementHalldór Laxness.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18582038M
ISBN 109979200197

  Under the Glacier is a journey to the center of Laxness’s antic imagination, and it is well worth the trip. Vince Czyz is the author of The Christos Mosaic, a novel, and Adrift in a Vanishing City, a collection of short fiction. Like Lem's book, "Under the Glacier" is both a modern novel and a luminous tale of timeless mythic profundity. Its author, the Icelandic Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness, wrote many other novels in his long career, including "The Fish Can Sing," "Iceland's Bell" and "Independent People"; he died in at age

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Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’s Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snæfells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead.   "Under the Glacier" is at least as much a philosophical novel and a dream novel. It is also one of the funniest books ever written. But these genres -- .


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Written by Under the glacier book Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness, "Under the Glacier" is the story (using the term loosely) of a bishop's emissary who hunts for the truth (using the term loosely) about what has gone on with the parish pastor (ditto on the loosely) of a remote district next to a glacier/5.

Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’s Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snæfells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

About Under the Glacier. Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’s Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snæfells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead.

Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’s Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snæfells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead/5(36).

Under the Glacier represents Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness at his entertaining and brilliantly inventive best. Philosophy, theological speculation, and charming wit combine to make this novel a timeless fable of modern times/5(48).

Under the Glacier represents Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness at his entertaining and brilliantly inventive best. Philosophy, theological speculation, and charming wit combine to make this novel a timeless fable of modern times. It’s narrated by “unordained priestling” Embi, sent by the Bishop of Iceland to investigate unseemly activities rumored to be ongoing at the remote parish of Snaefellsjoküll Glacier, tended by unconventional minister Jon Primus—who shoes horses and repairs machinery while letting his church fall into ruin and failing to give the dead Christian burial, among other abominations.

Under the Glacier represents a rather curious oddity in his bibliography. It’s his shortest work published in English at less than pages, and takes place for the most part in the then-present of A unique lodging option near Glacier National Park in Montana.

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To call this book a fable is to name the serpent and ignore the other heads; to call it a critique of Christianity is to name the lion alone, and to call it a comic novel is to term the goat an ass. Under the Glacier (Icelandic: Kristnihald undir Jökli) is a Icelandic drama film directed by Guðný Halldórsdóttir, based on her father 's novel.

The film was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a Directed by: Guðný Halldórsdóttir.

Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness's Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly.

At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snæfells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead/5(36).

Under the Glacier-- previously published (more appropriately, if less catchily) as Christianity at Glacier-- is a most unusual story, and rather unusually told. It is narrated by "the undersigned", who then also refers to himself as the 'Emissary of the Bishop' -- 'EmBi for short' ("hereinafter written Embi") -- who, for the most part, writes.

If Under the Glacier was an animal, it’d be a chimera–a lion with a goat’s head growing out of its middle, and a serpent for a tail. To call this book a fable is to name the serpent and ignore the other heads; to call it a critique of Christianity is to name the lion alone, and to call it a comic novel is to term the goat an ass.

Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’s Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Sn?fells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead.

Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness's Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snæfells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead.4/5(5).

Under the Glacier is really a nice book. It is probably hard to understand or enjoy reading but it has great meaning and terms. Under the Glacier is set in the remote rural area in Iceland where certain women can raise the dead, people are sometimes turned into great salmon/5(42).

Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’s Under the Glacieris aone-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snæfells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead.3/5.

The MBC Reviews "Under the Glacier" by Halldor Laxness. Ardow introduced the author and spoke of his career, itinerant life, and his wavering political and religious affiliations.

The Noble Prize winner in literature, Laxness was born and died in Iceland; the cause of /5. Under the Glacier is really a nice book. It is probably hard to understand and read but it has great meaning and finish. Under the Glacier is set in the remote rural area in Iceland where certain women can raise the dead, people are sometimes turned into great salmon/5(5).‘Under the Glacier is a marvelous novel about the most ambitious questions.’ Susan Sontag, The New York Times ‘Such is the wondrous strangeness of this book: At its most ironic it is also most devout, in its darkest hour it is most illuminating.’.

Like Lem's book, "Under the Glacier" is both a modern novel and a luminous tale of timeless mythic profundity. Its author, the Icelandic Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness, wrote many other novels in Author: Andrew O'hehir.