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The Resource From the mouth of the whale, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

From the mouth of the whale, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

Label
From the mouth of the whale
Title
From the mouth of the whale
Statement of responsibility
Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn's horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret and both books and men are burnt. Jona Palmason, a poet and self-taught healer, has been condemned to exile for heretical conduct, having fallen foul of the local magistrate. Banished to a barren island, Jonas recalls his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snjafjoll coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers and the deaths of his three children
Member of
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10056352
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sjón
Dewey number
839.6934
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Icelandic
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cribb, Victoria
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iceland
  • Superstition
  • Heresy
Label
From the mouth of the whale, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781846590832
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2011431884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)709670460
  • 1/569455
  • OCoLC
Label
From the mouth of the whale, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781846590832
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2011431884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)709670460
  • 1/569455
  • OCoLC

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