The Black Cauldron


Forlag: Dedalus/Hippocrene
Útgávuár: 1992
Prísur: 117.00
ISBN: 9780946626977
Rithøvundi: William Heinesen
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About the book
"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

"In "The Black Cauldron", Heinesen provided an unsparing portrait of speculation, violence and intrigue in the Faroes under British wartime occupation." ~ The Times

"The Black Cauldron" is not, however, a war novel properly speaking, but a work of magic realism which traces a series of boisterous, tragi-comic events in one of the more unusual western European societies.
Spanning the tragedy of war, the clash of sectarian interests, the interplay of religion and sex, superstition, hypocrisy, cant, empty patriotic gestures, this novel developes into a presentation in mythical form of the conflict between life and death, goodness and evil.