The good hope


Forlag: Dedalus
Útgávuár: 2011
Prísur: 150.00
ISBN: 978-1-903517-98-7
Rithøvundi: William Heinesen
Umsett: W. Glyn Jones
Evni: Bøkur til ferðafólk
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Síðutal: 384

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First published in 1964 The Good Hope won The Nordic Prize for Literature. It is the first English translation of one of the greatest novels in the Danish language. . The Good Hope is an epistolary novel based on the life of the Reverend Lucas Debes, a larger than life character called Peder Børresen in the novel. It tells a story of brutal oppression, poverty and terrible diseases, but also of resistance and of having the courage of one's convictions. It is a dramatic fantasy in which Heinesen's customary themes - the struggle against evil, sectarianism, superstition and oppression -emerge on a higher plane, set against the backcloth of the Faroe Islands in the 1690s. The Good Hope is a masterpiece which took 40 years to write.