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

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

Label
Land of love and ruins
Title
Land of love and ruins
Statement of responsibility
Oddnây Eir ; translated by Philip Roughton
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Genre
Language
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 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, Oddnây 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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Summary
Written in the form of a diary, the narrator sets out on a universal quest: to find a place to belong—and a way of being in the world. She explores various modes of living, ponders different types of relationships and contemplates her bond with her family, land and nation; trying to find a balance between companionship and independence, movement and stability, past, present, and future
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Character
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10543767
Cataloging source
BT
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OddnÃ1⁄2 Eir ÆvarsdÃ3ttir
Dewey number
839.6935
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Roughton, Philip
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True
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  • Women authors
  • Women
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Land of love and ruins, Oddnây Eir ; translated by Philip Roughton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Jarðnæði by Bjartur & Veröld, Reykjavik, 2011
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.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781632060723
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Land of love and ruins, Oddnây Eir ; translated by Philip Roughton
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Jarðnæði by Bjartur & Veröld, Reykjavik, 2011
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.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781632060723
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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