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Free Kristnihald undir Jökli epub By Halldór Laxness

My experience with this book This is supposed to be funny What s going on here Am I getting it This is supposed to be funny What s going on hereAm I getting it This is sort of funny What s nderstanding On some level I am getting itThis book is funny absurd funny What s The Naturalists Daughter up with the effing fish and the yogis from Los AngelesOk My reactionpon finishing the book It was amazing I think I got it It was hilarious It s The Weather Girl unlike anything I ve I couldn t find Independent People in my library which I had only read half of and really wanted to finish so I picked of this book of Laxness s instead and I am glad I did I was expecting something slightly magical realist so I was maybe a bit disappointed that it was not but was glad the crazy beliefs stories people etc became what they didThe first 34ths of the book seem to be filled with silliness The pastor isn t doing his job and the women don t sleep or eat The church is boardedp and a bungalow is built right next to it someone might have been buried in the glacier there is nothing to consume but cakes and coffee the people speak of bizzare happenings and have strange explanations for the things that have happened You ALMOST believe of bizzare happenings and have strange explanations for the things that have happened You ALMOST believe you re supposed to believe in these things you re not sure but by the last A Husband in Time uarter of the book it doesn t matterAs the book winds down and the plot starts turning faster you can finally see the deep and beautiful love and humanity that supports all of these previously viewed craziness and silliness You can finallynderstand the characters as real weak and fragile along with being deeply beautiful this is mainly about the priestSo yes if you read this book enjoy the beautifully written incomprehensible and comprehensible beautiful this is mainly about the priestSo yes if you read this book enjoy the beautifully written incomprehensible and comprehensible of the beginning and keep reading It will all become meaningful in the end A rollicking rambling mess of a book A complete shambles but somehow it worksA bishops emissary is sent to a remote part of Iceland to investigate rumours of After Hours unorthodox religious practices What he finds is bewildering and profound absurd yet eminently sensible earthy and obscureI enjoyed the book but felt that it was always just out of my grasp that things were going over my head just like the young emissary It s not that I hated Under the Glacier or didn t get a chuckle from it occasionally OK like a wan smile But to call it as Susan Sontag did a marvelous novel about the most ambitiousestions and one of the funniest books ever written is a stretch And btw I m glad I was never invited to comedy night at the SontagsWritten by Icelandic Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness Under the Glacier is the story The Innocents Dark Seduction using Here s an Icelandic writer of which I ve heard nothing about despite the fact that he won the Nobel prize for literature I found the book by chance the synopsis sounded interesting enough so I began reading and helplessly fell in love with the novel This is Halld r Laxness only book translated into Romanian but I m anxious to read some of his other works especially Independent People Under the Glacier is truly an amazing book which made me laugh or at least giggle think and wonder It is a delightful blend of fantasy and reality which immerses the reader in a mysterious yet earthly dimension Even now when I think of it the magical world of the parish by the glacier is still vivid in my mind and prolongs its fascinationpon meThe way the dialogues are presented is a little bit strange instead of the sual lines there are the names of the interlocutors It was a bit distressing at first but this annoying fact was gradually forgotten since the dialogue became absurd anyway yet so savory and funny that I could no longer find it the least faultThe writing is full of humor I found myself laughing many times and the absurd situations that emer. მყინვარისპირეთი სხვა თუ არაფერი ფილოსოფიური და ზმანებათა რომანი მაინც არის ის ასევე ერთ ერთი ყველაზე სასაცილო წიგნია რაც კი ოდესმე დაწერილა რომა?. Ge are extremely delicious The blending of reality with fantasy is in the perfect dose for me at the end of reality with fantasy is in the perfect dose for me at the end was left in a state of reverie wondering how much of what had happened was real Some facts are confirmed others are left nexplained but this doesn t diminish the magic atmosphere of doesn t diminish the magic atmosphere of forgotten place at the end of the world governed by the glacier and the sea birds and populated by a bunch of or less bizarre peopleIceland through the lens of photographer Ragnar AxelssonThe old man may well be the priest from the parish near the glacier photographer Ragnar Axelsson glaciers and absurditywho doesn t judge books by their covers i was in kramerbooks soon to be headed to iceland when thi Last night I dreamt of making contact with a spiral nebula Well I never did I just dreamt of the phrase one that crops Haunted (After Moonrise (After Moonrise (Connected to Possessed by PC Cast) - Book 2) up a lot in the mid section of this novel In Sarah Moss s Names for the Seastrangers in Iceland she notices in Iceland that at Christmas the focus is not on the Bible nativity story but on the Yule lads a gaggle of Troll children who come down from the hills and play tricks on people they are followed by their mother who likes to seize small children and drop them into her sack to take home for dinner Beowulf Thinks Moss you can tell she knows her Literature my thought was along the lines of well that s plainly the Christian era over in Iceland A reflection which can mean only one thing that it is time to reread Under the Glacier original title Christianitynder the GlacierIt is a late Laxness book dating from 1968 or so Perhaps I am particularly crazy at the moment but it seems to me as though the novel with it 60s interest in pre christian and non Christian and alternative Christian traditions connections to spiral Nebulae it s trio of bearded shepherds who are possibly lab assistants or research scientists or something from California who are self described followers of Lord Maitreya the future Buddha currently in the form of Godman Syngmann of Australia remind me of the bearded researchers in Complexity has managed to become contemporary as time has passed and I read it again It may well be a sign of the times that a rich person having their head removed after death to be preserved in some way and possibly revitalised at some stage no longer seems a particularly crazy fantasy in the scheme of thingsFour Laxness novels read so far and his style and approach has been different in each one so far This is to be expected At various points in his life Laxness was a Catholic priest a Communist the boy from the backwoods or rather the Icelandic euivalent thereof A lot of his life seems to be concentrated down into this bookIt has a couple of connections with the Eyrbyggja Saga which helpfully I have never read view spoiler except in a dream in a spiral nebula hide spoiler Phew I am glad this is over I will explain what is in store for those choosing to read Under the Glacier by Halld r LaxnessOpening in the spring of 1968 in Reykjavik the Bishop of Iceland sends out an emissary of twenty five to investigate charges raised against Pastor J n Primus residing at the settlement of Snaefellsj kull by a glacier the glacier of the title This particular young man is chosen because he knows how to run a tape recorder He is to go there and OBSERVE WRITE WHAT HE SEES POSE INNOCUOUS UESTIONS AND write what he sees pose innocuous estions and that which people say The Bishop has no interest in hearing either his opinions or views just record the facts The charges against the pastor range from allowing the church to fall into decay to neither baptize perform church services nor bury the dead A coffin is said to have been left out on the glacier He is said to be married but to have another woman living by him in his home And yet the parishioners respect love and ado. ??ში მკითხველს ხელთ შერჩება ანტილიტერატურა ეს არის მომზადებული ან მომზადების პროცესში მყოფი დოკუმენტი ლაქსნესის ოსტატურად გადაწყვეტილი დიზაინი. Kristnihald ndir JökliRe him He is handy at fixing appliances and machines and no one can shoe a horse better than him What is going on Are the claims true or false Make the tapes and report back to s Off he goesWhat I have said to you so far is simple Once he arrives nothing is simple What is served p is a mix of fables allegories and science fiction Philosophizing and theologizing with a splash of sarcastic humor One might call this a spoof of religious beliefs Add to this the "Presence Of Ghosts And "of ghosts and and reincarnation and interstellar bioinduction cosmobiology intergalactic communication astrotelekinesis Are you lost So was I Is this pushing the phantasmagorical too far For me the answer is yes Many characters have several names The young emissary switches back and forth from first to third person narrative The flow of words jerks A character s name is stated and then his words another name and then his words it is by this means conversations are relayedSome of the humor is funny The pastor s wife is called Ua pronounced ooh a This is what men exclaim when Ua pronounced ooh a This is what men exclaim when passes by The emissary goes by the name of Embi which is an abbreviation of emissary of the bishop Do you get the joke Others call him simply Bishop What does this say about how they see him On the other hand most of the humor didn t have me laughing or I failed to nderstand itThis book is weird confusing not worth the effort demanded to A Stormy Greek Marriage understand what is going on Or maybe there is nothing tonderstand Maybe it is meant just to be the spoof that it is It s bizarre and not that funny Although it has some good lines expressing ideas on which I do agree some good lines expressing ideas on which I do agree it is a pain in the butt I do not recommend it The audiobook is narrated by Ken Maxon I have no idea if he pronounces the Icelandic names correctly They swish by in a blur Other than the names the words are not hard to decipher but I cannot say I like the narration His tone of voice is sueaky feminine too treble I can give the narration performance no than two stars it s OK Halld r Laxness 1902 1998 received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955 His most widely acclaimed novel cycles are Salka Valka Independent People and a third beginning with World Light Choose one of these instead A very strange book I felt that for the first half of the book Laxness was just having a bit of fun and then needed to find some sort of ending that made a bit of sense When the Embi arrives in the Snaefells Glacier his conversations were like a Monty Python skit nonsense statements asides that reoccur and impossible analogies abound There is the magnificent Pastor who with his parishioners have decided living is about doing your own Covert Returns to ChristianityThis novel comes with impeccable credentials Laxness a Nobel laureate is one of Iceland s major twentieth century novelists the translator is Magnus Magnusson Mastermind television presenter and authority on the Icelandic sagas and the book has a late introduction by Susan Sontag 2004 For me it had the additional attraction that it s set at Snaeffelsjokull an Icelandic volcano I had just visited and one of the characters comes from Hafnarfjordur where I was staying in Iceland It is a fantastical story of the parish priest at the glacier nder the volcano and the mysterious things that happen in his parish but it is also very much of its time and place the late 1960s I found it tremendously disappointing and I barely got through it Sontag s ecstatic introduction links the book to a whole list of sorts of novelsScience fictionTale fable allegoryPhilosophical novelDream novelVisionary novelLiterature of fantasyWisdom litSpoofSexual turn on p viThat s her list and she links Under the Glacier to all but the last one She also says it is one of the funniest books ever written She. ორ განშტოებად იშლება მოხსენებით ბარათში ერთი მხრივ ესაა ანგარიშის ჩაბარება მკითხველისთვის ხან პირველ პირში ხანაც შეულამაზებელი დიალოგის ფორმი?. ,