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The Fish Can Sing (Vintage International)

by HalldГіr Laxness

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Vintage .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Norse And Icelandic Novel And Short Story,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJane Smiley (Introduction)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10353571M
    ISBN 100307386058
    ISBN 109780307386052

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Alfgrimur dreams only of becoming a fisherman like his adoptive grandfather, until he Author: Halldor Laxness. The Fish Can Sing is an odd little novel about a talented yet humble young man in Iceland. Laxness paints a broad canvas here before settling into the novel's plot; we learn countless small details of everyday life in a small Icelandic village, nearby the capital that is /5(68).

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It is a Bildungsroman of sorts, as he describes his childhood and adolescence, and must eventually decide on what to do with his life (and whether he can (or should) leave the comforts of the simple life behind him). This novel of Halldór Kiljan Laxness "Brekkukotsannáll" / Fish Can Sing is a wonderful story of a young man who is growing up in the "village" of Reykjavík at the dawn of "present age" I read this book long ago, and again now and I found it a very good s: Always Uplifting.

the Fish. Text us: FISH Quick Links View All Music News & Features View All. The Fish Can Sing is the story of little Álfgrímur whose mother gave birth just before emigrating to the US and left the baby behind at Brekkukot where he is adopted by the man and the woman he will call grandparents.

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This lyrical novel, first published in English in (nine years after its original publication in Iceland), concerns a boy named Alfgr mur Hannson of Brekkukot, the humble fishing cottage where.

Description The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor.

The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood sheltered in the simple turf cottage of. Genre/Form: Novels Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Halldór Laxness, Fish can sing.

London, Methuen, (OCoLC)   The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor. The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood sheltered in the simple turf cottage of Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor.

The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood sheltered in the simple turf cottage of /5(6). About The Fish Can Sing The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor.

The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood sheltered in the simple turf cottage of a generous and eccentric elderly couple. The Fish Can Sing does not have the breadth of Halldór Laxness' great classic Independent People, but it is a witty, light-hearted, and highly enjoyable novel.

The episodic structure, first-person narrative, and child's perspective are reminiscent of Dickens, but Halldór Laxness has his own distinctive humour.

Abandoned as a baby, Alfgrimur is content to spend his days as a fisherman living in the turf cottage outside Reykjavik with the elderly couple he calls grandmother and grandfather. There he shares the mid-loft with a motley bunch of eccentrics and. Buy The Fish Can Sing by Halldor Kiljan Laxness, Magnus Magnusson (Translator) online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 3 editions - starting at $ Shop now.The fish can sing. London: Harvill,© "This is the tale of Alfgrim, an abandoned child, whose mother gave birth to him in the turf-and-stone cottage of Bjorn of Brekkukot, the fisherman, on the outskirts of what is now Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.The Fish Can Sing - Set in Reykjavík at the turn of the 20th century this novel has a Chaplin-esque quality in its celebration of how the good values of society are to be found among those clinging to its lowest rung.

Álfgrímur is an orphan living with an old couple who have opened their small farm to the misfits and the meek.