Mother Pleiades


Forlag: Dedalus
Útgávuár: 2011
Prísur: 84.00
ISBN: 9781907650079
Rithøvundi: William Heinesen
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Síðutal: 183

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About the book
Heinesen's novels always contain the portrait of what might be termed a "good" woman: Simona in "Windswept Dawn", Eliana in "The Lost Musicians", Liva in "The Black Cauldron". Here, however, the "good" woman, Antonia, is raised to mythological status as the representative of motherhood, the bearer of life who has excisted from the dawn of time. This portrayal is placed against the description of a limited circle of ordinary and unprepossessing figures in a small town, much of it as experienced through the eyes of Antonia's infant illegitimate son from his very earliest days until he is five years old.

"William Heinesen's novels are intensely Faroese, but so universal in their appeal that the reader automatically surrenders to their charm, their energy, their easy intensity and is overwhelmed by the perspective they convey." ~ The Independent