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The Resource Paradise reclaimed, Halldór Laxness ; translated by Magnus Magnusson ; introduction by Jane Smiley

Paradise reclaimed, Halldór Laxness ; translated by Magnus Magnusson ; introduction by Jane Smiley

Label
Paradise reclaimed
Title
Paradise reclaimed
Statement of responsibility
Halldór Laxness ; translated by Magnus Magnusson ; introduction by Jane Smiley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise in this captivating novel by Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness. The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who lives peacefully on a tiny farm in nineteenth-century Iceland with his wife and two adoring young children. When he impulsively offers his children's beloved pure-white pony to the visiting King of Denmark, he sets in motion a chain of disastrous events that leaves his family in ruins and himself at the other end of the earth, optimistically building a home for them among the devout polygamists in the Promised Land of Utah. By the time the broken family is reunited, Laxness has spun his trademark blend of compassion and comically brutal satire into a moving and spellbinding enchantment, composed equally of elements of fable and folkore and of the most humble truths
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DLC
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1902-1998
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Halldór Laxness
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FIC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Magnússon, Magnús
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  • Iceland
  • Utah
  • Iceland
  • Utah
Label
Paradise reclaimed, Halldór Laxness ; translated by Magnus Magnusson ; introduction by Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm49606859
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780375727580
Lccn
2002524065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49606859
Label
Paradise reclaimed, Halldór Laxness ; translated by Magnus Magnusson ; introduction by Jane Smiley
Publication
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
ocm49606859
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780375727580
Lccn
2002524065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49606859

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