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Is slottet Download ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free One evening in each other's company But so profound is this evening between them that when Unn inexplicably disappears Siss's world is. Sometimes when you lose someone the loss is so bewildering and heavy you have to decide whether to break off a part of yourself in letting them go or be pulled under with themIt takes courage and experience to take the limb or aortic chamber and snap it off knowing the shards of ice will splinter and wound Knowing each time you try to wiggle that finger or listen to the incomplete thud of your heartbeat you will painfully remember what is missing It seems almost easier to become heavy with cemented boots To allow icy water to numb and then oddly warm slip down with surprising ease to the bottom of your griefIt is a decision an 11 year old shouldn t have to make but that is the cruel heart of this story Siss and Unn have a new intense friendship that is inexplicably almost magically binding Through the frozen caverns of this narrative much is subtle and unsaid in sparse prose that is at once minimalist and full of life s truth When Unn a mysterious girl who has recently gone through the traumatic death of her mother disappears Siss has the perplexing responsibility of being one of the only people in the world who knew her The burden of Unn s memory threatens tragedy with each crack in the fjord s ice a dangerous potential looming precariously close to a girl who is ill preparedThe ice palace is a real place in this story but is also symbolic with its cold rooms that drip freezing tears its glittering beauty that seduces a troubled girl with hypnotic pull It represents death in its lifeless grandeur If you back up a bit it represents even the book itself Careful where you stand It might be alluring but it s slippery and it s meltingI was entranced by the palace I walked in full of wonder just like an 11 year old girl totally unprepared for this feeling I m home Could it be that this Norwegian author penned this in 1963 just for me With exuisite tension wintery darkness and stark naked language Tarjei Vesaas has created a chilling masterpiece Dare you enter Make sure you bundle up first

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Is slottet Download ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Shattered The Ice Palace is written in prose of a lyrical economy that ranks among the most memorable achievements of modern literatur. A wonderfully cathartic read for anyone who like me has been forced to sit through Frozen one too many times Like a bleak Scandi rewrite this also features a lonely girl who makes her way to a magical palace of ice in the wilderness except that here instead of belting out a jaunty power ballad she succumbs satisfyingly to hypothermia What s that Elsa Oh the cold does bother you after all Well maybe you should have thought of that before you stripped down to a minidress and started harmonisingAnyway the two girls herein Elsa and An er I mean Siss and Unn are not sisters but rather friends in a remote community in rural Norway In fact they have only just met but in Vesaas s crystalline delicate prose their relationship is charged from the very first with intense unspoken meaning Siss can feel Unn s gaze on her in the schoolroom as a sweet tingling in her body when they go to Unn s house Unn locks the door and makes them both undress There is something sexual about their relationship but it is the ununderstood sexuality of one of Freud s case studies for the girls are only eleven years old Unn has a terrible secret one which she thinks means she will not go to heavenThe ice palace of the title is a natural structure that has built up around a half frozen waterfall in the woods outside the village The passages describing Unn s exploration of this eerie place are among the most extraordinary and poetic in the book indeed the poetry so weighs on the prose that eventually one chapter is completely overtakenAs we stand the snow falls thickerYour sleeve turns whiteMy sleeve turns whiteThey move between us likesnow covered bridgesTarjei Vesaas is sometimes described as a modernist but at moments in this novel which is as stark and bare as a tree in midwinter he seems like a symbolist Small elements of the natural world are freighted with enormous coded significance and much is left unsaid we never find out what Unn s great secret was nor is the girls mutual attraction ever really explained Yet the prose itself is appealingly clear and straightforward an effect that must have been heightened in the original by the fact that Vesaas wrote unusually in Nynorsk instead of the traditional literary dialect of Bokm l The contemporary English translation from Elizabeth Rokkan reads entirely naturally I thought and gives you a very clear idea of why Vesaas is considered such a giant of Norwegian lettersUnn never comes back from her trip to the ice palace and for Siss it becomes a symbol of the danger and awe of the frightening natural world a symbol to which she knows she must eventually journey herself What follows is by turns mysterious and touching as Vesaas finds his own way to explain ironically how to let it go but this time completely unburdened by clich s heavy handedness or musical snowmen Beautifully Broken Spirit except that here instead of belting out a jaunty power ballad she succumbs satisfyingly to hypothermia What s that Elsa Oh the cold does bother you after all Well maybe you should have thought of that before you stripped down to a minidress and started harmonisingAnyway the two girls herein Elsa and An Kiss of Flame The Dragons Virgin Tribute #1 exploration of this Tyrant eerie place are among the most Split Second Thinking; Mastering the Art of Impromptu Speaking extraordinary and poetic in the book indeed the poetry so weighs on the prose that Taking Shots Assassins #1 eventually one chapter is completely overtakenAs we stand the snow falls thickerYour sleeve turns whiteMy sleeve turns whiteThey move between us likesnow covered bridgesTarjei Vesaas is sometimes described as a modernist but at moments in this novel which is as stark and bare as a tree in midwinter he seems like a symbolist Small Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association® elements of the natural world are freighted with Tycoons Tender Touch Second Sisters # 3 ever really After We Collided explained Yet the prose itself is appealingly clear and straightforward an Hold Tight The Embrace Series #2 entirely naturally I thought and gives you a very clear idea of why Vesaas is considered such a giant of Norwegian lettersUnn never comes back from her trip to the ice palace and for Siss it becomes a symbol of the danger and awe of the frightening natural world a symbol to which she knows she must Basic Documents in Medieval History eventually journey herself What follows is by turns mysterious and touching as Vesaas finds his own way to UnBonded Ruth Gron #3 explain ironically how to let it go but this time completely unburdened by clich s heavy handedness or musical snowmen

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Is slottet Download ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Commonly seen as the legendary Norwegian writer's masterpiece this story tells the tale of Siss and Unn two friends who have only spent. We have a significant amount of snow on the ground for the first time in four years With this influx of winter weather it is comforting to read books about snow and colder climates I have seen a number of goodreads friends review Tarjei Vesaas definitive book the Ice Palace In need of a foreign prize award winner for classics bingo I decided to read his masterpiece for myself Short in length this novella is poignant in its prose as Vesaas writes of grieving and survivors guilt in this harrowing coming of age taleSiss is eleven years old and the most popular girl in her school An only child she is also the center of her parents attention One day her feelings toward everyone around her change when a new girl named Unn joins Siss class at school A lonely girl by nature Unn is ignored by everyone in the class except Siss The girls decide to meet at Unn s house after school on one darkening autumn evening and commence on an electric friendship Unn reveals to Siss that her mother died of an illness six months earlier and that even at eleven years old she does not know who her father is Coping with these feelings swirling inside of her Unn has yet to openly discuss her station in life with anyone that is except for Siss Despite being the leader of everyone at school Siss is at heart lonely as well It seems divinely ordained that the two girls have been brought together and now they share a deep secret that not even Unn s Aunt or Siss parents are privileged to know Together the girls appear to be on the cusp of navigating through their teenage years without much angstThis powerful friendship ends before it has a chance to begin The next morning Unn decides to navigate an ice palace on her way to school In Norway ice is as thick as stone and little is capable of penetrating through it It is inside of this ice palace structure unspoiled by nature that Unn is able to meditate on her feelings about her mother her father her new friendship with Siss and her inherent loneliness Almost by design Unn falls through the ice and drowns Siss new friendship is not meant to be and through a despondent winter she grieves in her solitude In addition to the ice structure Siss has erected an almost impenetrable barrier around herself that not even her parents are able to crack Coping with her own survivors guilt while being on the cusp of adolescence Siss is unable to strike a balance between preserving Unn s memory and moving on with her own lifeVesaas has created a harrowing story through his exuisite prose and use of an ice palace as both a character and a metaphor for Siss boundaries in sharing her feelings with others I read the English version translated by Elizabeth Rokkan and she has done a magical job in preserving the prose in translation Versaas novella is an ode to his native country of Norway and much of the land that has been unspoiled by development In addition to the ice palace that is both sparkling yet deadly Versaas describes native birds and plants who sound like a woodwind section to an orchestra The sounds of the Norwegian countryside enhance the beauty of this novel that is otherwise harrowing and borders on the metaphysical thoughts of an adolescent girlTarjei Versaas was a runner up for the 1964 Nobel Prize for his work on this hauntingly beautiful novel When I think of an ice palace the first thing that comes to mind is Elsa s creation in the Disney version of Hans Christen Andersen s Elsa the Snow ueen Elsa s construction designed as a boundary between herself and the world and Versaas ice palace is similar both physically and emotionally His prose in describing the ice is chilling yet full of beauty which is the image I see with the untarnished snow on the ground before me I had never read one of Versaas novels before and The Ice Palace is a poignant introduction to his work which also includes the 1952 award winning The Winds An ode to Norwegian nature and adolescent friendship Versaas work is one that will stay with me for a long while4 stars


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    EBOOK / PDF [Is slottet] In such a short amount of time and in so few yet potent words Vesaas delivers a chilling metaphor driven tale of loss set in the dense winters of Norway You really should read this book It is a very uick read but it will remain with you long after you finish the last page Vesaas who was a decorated poet as well as a novelist delivers a fresh poetic and concise prose that damn near flows off the page The real ma

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    Read È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Tarjei Vesaas Tarjei Vesaas ´ 2 Review EBOOK / PDF [Is slottet] We have a significant amount of snow on the ground for the first time in four years With this influx of winter weather it is comforting to read books about snow and colder climates I have seen a number of goodreads friends review Tarjei Vesaas' definitive book the Ice Palace In need of a foreign prize award winner for classics bingo I decided to read his masterpiece for myself Short in length this novella is poignant in its prose

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    EBOOK / PDF [Is slottet] Tarjei Vesaas ´ 2 Review “Promise in deepest snow from Siss to Unn I promise to think about no one but you”Sometimes only a gleaming glance is enough Siss and Unn two eleven year old girls living in an isolated rural community somewhere in Sca

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    Read Is slottet Tarjei Vesaas ´ 2 Review EBOOK / PDF [Is slottet] Sometimes when you lose someone the loss is so bewildering and heavy you have to decide whether to break off a part of yourself in letting them go or be pulled under with themIt takes courage and experience to take the limb or aortic chamber and snap it off knowing the shards of ice will splinter and wound Knowing each time you try to wiggle that finger or listen to the incomplete thud of your heartbeat you

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    EBOOK / PDF [Is slottet] 3 at times hypnotic at times beautiful but mostly stilted stars I glanced and saw many five star ratings for this book I ask myself What have I missed? What have I misunderstood? I decide that this book simply did not resonate deeply for me I loved the descriptions of the changing of the season in a small Scandinavian town and the

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    Read Is slottet Read È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Tarjei Vesaas Tarjei Vesaas ´ 2 Review I guess I will be in the minority in giving this novel a ‘3’ when it is highly rated on GR In addition the novel from 1963 is considered a classic of Norwegian literature It won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for the best novel that year In my edition Doris Lessing wrote a blurb praising the lyrical writingThe blurbs tell us the simple plot but I will still say SPOILERS FOLLOW We know the story is

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    Read Is slottet Tarjei Vesaas ´ 2 Review Read È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Tarjei Vesaas The Ice palace takes place in the raw scenery of the Norwegian late autumn The evening roaring heralds the strengthening of the ice covering the

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    EBOOK / PDF [Is slottet] When a few dotted lines can cuff my heart into a promise and bind my palms over it in sombre armory keep me lain in its pristine shadows for hours and yet freeze the time in crystalline imagery I beam at the prospect the prospect of living in that promise; that promise which lights up with the chandeliers of frosty realizations hanging from the ceiling of dreams and a sea of incomplete chances freezing my being A life is made o

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    Read È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Tarjei Vesaas EBOOK / PDF [Is slottet] A wonderfully cathartic read for anyone who like me has been forced to sit through Frozen one too many times Like a bleak Scandi rewrite this also features a lonely girl who makes her way to a magical palace of ice in the wilderness except that here instead of belting out a jaunty power ballad she succumbs satisfyingly to hypothermia What's that Elsa? Oh the cold does bother you after all? Well maybe you should have thought of that before

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    Tarjei Vesaas ´ 2 Review EBOOK / PDF [Is slottet] As eleven year old Siss heads out in to the darkness of a late autumn evening she hears ice crack down by the riverIt's been an unusually cold autumn and an unlikely ice palace of epic proportions has formed from a frozen waterfall and the dark and the cold have dominated the villagers' mindsSiss's mind is particularly focused on th

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