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ISBN: 0679767924 / ISBN-13: 9780679767923

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Bjartus is a sheep farmer hewing a living from a blighted patch of land in Iceland. After 18 years of servitude to a master he despises, all he wants ... Show synopsis

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  • Independent People (Vintage Books) – Trade paperback (1997)
    by Halldor Kiljan Laxness, J A Thompson (Translator), Brad Leithauser (Introduction by)

    Independent People

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books
    1997
    English
    512 pages

    ISBN: 0679767924
    ISBN-13: 9780679767923

    This magnificent novel--which secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature--is at least available to contemporary American readers. Although it is set in the early twentieth century, it recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's "Kristin Lavransdatter." And if Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic and, at the same time, terrifying and bleakly comic. Having spent eighteen ... Show more

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Reviews of Independent People

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ekaup

The best book

by ekaup on Jun 21, 2011

This is simply the best book I have ever read! Even if the story takes place in a remote place close to the arctic circle it tells the story of the general desire to be free and independent, where ever they are, no matter what.

responsiblereader
by responsiblereader on Feb 18, 2010

Read Brad Leithauser's intro, he says it better than I could, but I feel the same way. This is a book that invites your affection. You are sorry when it ends, it is such a sweet sad story.

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