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The Resource Land of love and ruins, Oddný Eir ; translated by Philip Roughton

Land of love and ruins, Oddný Eir ; translated by Philip Roughton

Label
Land of love and ruins
Title
Land of love and ruins
Statement of responsibility
Oddný Eir ; translated by Philip Roughton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
"In the wake of Iceland's financial crisis, a young author, recently separated and feeling out the uncertain terrain of a new relationship, finds herself questioning the foundations of our love and family lives, our bonds to country and the earth. Stirred by a dream about an old Viking woman on a pilgrimage, she sets out on a quest to the ruins of the homes of her ancestors, where they tried to live in harmony with nature and each other. Her guiding questions are as essential as their answers are elusive: How do we create a home for love? How can we nourish personal space while sustaining intimacy and desire with a partner? How can we go, not back, but forward to nature? Drawn both to her archaeologist brother and her ornithologist lover, she explores alternate forms that those relationships might take. Her search brings her all over Iceland and abroad to Paris, Strasbourg, Basel, and the Lake District home of famous Romantic siblings Dorothy and William Wordsworth. Written in the form of a diary that pans from small details to big questions and weaves elements of philosophy, history, archaeology, ecology, eroticism, and literature into a beautifully patterned whole, Oddný Eir invents a new, intimate language between writer and reader in this enchanting book about being human in the modern world."--
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Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir
Dewey number
839/.6935
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Icelandic
LC call number
PT7513.O3
LC item number
J3713 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Roughton, Philip
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  • Women authors
  • Women
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
Land of love and ruins, Oddný Eir ; translated by Philip Roughton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Jarðnæði
Bar code
31223118869875
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First Restless books paperback edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781632060723
Lccn
2016940765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 944933752
  • (OCoLC)944933752
Label
Land of love and ruins, Oddný Eir ; translated by Philip Roughton
Publication
Note
Translation of: Jarðnæði
Bar code
31223118869875
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First Restless books paperback edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781632060723
Lccn
2016940765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 944933752
  • (OCoLC)944933752

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