Splinten fra Argo

Splinten fra Argo Sjón Kim Lembek
  • Title: Splinten fra Argo
  • Author: Sjón Kim Lembek
  • ISBN: 9788711171137
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Splinten fra Argo Sjón Kim Lembek Splinten fra Argo Splinten fra Argo er lige s vision r og original som Skygge Baldur der sidste r tog s vel anmeldere som publikum med storm og dog er det en helt anden historie og et helt andet milj En s mandshistor
    Splinten fra Argo er lige s vision r og original som Skygge Baldur, der sidste r tog s vel anmeldere som publikum med storm, og dog er det en helt anden historie og et helt andet milj En s mandshistorie bringer os fra K benhavns Frihavn i selskab med en vindt r, gammel islandsk knark en person bygget over forfatterens oldefar til Moldervog i Norge Her strander skibeSplinten fra Argo er lige s vision r og original som Skygge Baldur, der sidste r tog s vel anmeldere som publikum med storm, og dog er det en helt anden historie og et helt andet milj En s mandshistorie bringer os fra K benhavns Frihavn i selskab med en vindt r, gammel islandsk knark en person bygget over forfatterens oldefar til Moldervog i Norge Her strander skibet, og styrmanden Kaineus fort llinger f rer p magisk vis tilbage til de gr ske myters anderledes storsl ede og kraftfulde verden ret er 1949, og efterd nningerne af anden verdenskrig blandes p underfundig vis med beretningerne om de gr ske s heltes dramatiske fremf rd.
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    About Sjón Kim Lembek


    1. Sj n Sigurj n B Sigur sson was born in Reykjavik on the 27th of August, 1962 He started his writing career early, publishing his first book of poetry, S nir Visions , in 1978 Sj n was a founding member of the surrealist group, Med sa, and soon became significant in Reykjavik s cultural landscape.


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    1. An eccentric Icelander with lofty ideas of fish consumption on Nordic civilization has been invited to join a Danish merchant ship on its way to the Black Sea One of the crew members, a mythical hero, is disguised as a ship mate Every night after dinner, he tells stories of how he sailed with the fabled vessel Argo on its quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece There it was fighting to free itself from the hook, bending the rod to breaking point for what seemed like an eternity it took me a full for [...]

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    2. Quirky Icelander Valdimar Haraldsson, an octogenarian, living in a tiny apartment, in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a firm believer in the benefits of eating fish, frequently, he has written books and magazine articles, even lectured, to this, supposed fact, and views the Nordic people s healthy and robust bodies, as a confirmation of that undeniable truth Nevertheless being twice a widower, he is an unhappy, lonely and rather bored manuntil an unexpected invitation from Danish shipping magnate, Magnu [...]

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    3. The wind was in our favor Stories are the building blocks for our lives and the whole of human history We all have our own personal experiences which we share with others to create an image of ourselves in their minds, and through the stories of our ancestors we can chart the progression of history as it marches toward the present, while witnessing the creation and destruction of all the civilizations, religions and other governing systems of belief across it s ever growing timeline Even our ear [...]

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    4. I loved this little gem of a book, that demands much than the 143 pages it is written on It is an invitation to embark on the adventures of The Argonauts, as told by the second mate Caeneus, who while voyaging on a ship in 1949 narrates his previous adventures on the Argo under Captain Jason in their quest for the Golden Fleece Not being familiar with the epic poem written by Apollonius of Rhodes, Hellenistic poet, 3rd century BC I diverged off course to familiarise myself with its plot, and so [...]

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    5. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

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    6. much like the blue fox, sj n s the whispering muse is possessed of qualities that linger long after the novel has concluded combining elements of greek mythology with modern storytelling as well as incorporating his grandfather s fascination with icelandic nordic fish consumption , the whispering muse arg arfl sin is a lyrical, imaginative work set mostly upon a merchant ship in the spring of 1949, the crew is regaled nightly by the astonishing tales of mate caeneus s adventures sailing with jas [...]

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    7. This was a strange book Essentially, it s the tale of a tale being told, with the telling occurring a long time ago for most of us living souls about an even ancient tale.It was okay, butI just could not ever really get into the story The main character comes off as somewhat pompous with an overblown sense of racial ethnic superiority I couldn t identify with him, or with his points of view I wanted to shove him off the boat and into the sea, preferably with circling sharks in the vicinity.Just [...]

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    8. With a cover and a title like that, glowing recommendations from renown authors like David Mitchell and Alberto Manguel, and the comparison as Iceland s Haruki Murakami Robert Bola o from my colleague, it was hard to keep my hands off this book I had no inkling as to what The Whispering Muse was about so it was a pleasant surprise as to how taken I was by the story and the words.When I say story, I meant a story within a story, where Vladimar Haraldsson is on board a Danish merchant ship and is [...]

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    9. I am not surprise to learn that he wrote for Bjork What doesn t Sjon cover in this slim little volume Still thinking about it days after reading it It s actually a wonderful novel Thank you Richard.

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    10. Myth or Mythos, From the Ancient Greek muthos, report , tale , story A story or set of stories relevant to or having a significant truth or meaning for a particular culture, religion, society, or other group.Anything delivered by word of mouth a word, speech, conversation, or similar a story, tale, or legend, especially a poetic tale.A tale, story, or narrative, usually verbally transmitted, or otherwise recorded into the written form from an alleged secondary source.The interrelationship of val [...]

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    11. Sj n, the pen name of the Icelandic author Sigurj n Birgir Sigurosson, is only now being introduced to the English speaking world as his novels are beginning to be translated I decided to read this work after reading a favorable review by the esteemed English author A.S Byatt, whose work I have greatly enjoyed This curious little novel is hard to pin down, almost impossible to categorize Such may be Sj n s intent The tale begins in the first person, told by the pedantic and supercilious Valdimar [...]

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    12. Jason the Argonauts meets Portnoy s Complaint meets the 100 year old man that fell out the windowwith the odd herring thrown in Love a bit of Icelandic humour.

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    13. , The Whispering Muse , , 1949 , , , e , , , he Whspering Muse , , thetochka 2014 11

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    14. The Whispering Muse is a delightful tale Sjon weaves myth into common human experience and places the thread deftly into historical context Not too high minded, and just enough left unexplained Read it if you d like a humorous and inspiring story about divinity and humanity intertwined.

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    15. MythI ve read other reviews so I m aware I was meant to love or at least like this book very much I didn t I didn t hate it but it didn t spark my interest as much as it did others Perhaps if I was familiar with Greek mythology I would have had of a framework for enjoying it There was a sly humor in it that I liked and the main character, though unlikable, was an intriguing narrator He was no one s fool and was not going to be taken in by the tall tales that were told onboard ship even though [...]

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    16. Dec 2013 3.5 Once again, I m underwhelmed by Sj n Is it partly the translator, Victoria Cribb Aside from Sj n s The Blue Fox, the only other translation of hers I ve read was Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indri ason the style there was perfectly serviceable for a police procedural, and here she rarely conveys much sense of this as a novel by a poet The narrator is, though, a pedant and Nazi sympathiser aged 80ish in 1949, not really given to flights of ethereal fancy The effusive blurbers and reviewer [...]

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    17. I m not sure where this wanted to go, and didn t like where it went.Admittedly, I don t really care for this type of narrator, his characteristcs.

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    18. Without a doubt, Sjon s The Whispering Muse is the oddest, little book I ve read in a long, long time It s protagonist, Valdimar Haraldsson is a puffed up, self absorbed intellectual who has written a 17 volume set on the correlation between Nordic superiority and Nordic fish consumption He is a man who cares only about eating fish, talking about fish, and foisting his theories on those around him He s strange, he s cocky, he s pathetic, and he s funny He gets invited to spend time on a Danish m [...]

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    19. I had high expectations with the opening chapter, introducing a highly eccentric protagonist, Valdimar Haraldsson, whose chief preooccupation is the link between fish consumption and the superiority of the Nordic race Sjon weaves in details from Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes, Medea by Euripides, Metamorphoses by Ovid as well as Nordic sources, through the voice of the second mate Caeneus, disguised mythical hero who before embarking on his tales had the habit of drawing a rotten chip of wo [...]

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    20. Tak t to kni ku mo no pr vom ozna i za ve mi ve mi zvl tnu Pre m a ur ite no.Osobne ju akosi prirodzene del m na 2 ved a seba plyn ce deje, cesta hlavn ho rozpr va a Valdimara a rozpr vanie Kaineusa po as v letu K m prv pr beh bol pre m a miestami otravn , i u zamysleniami o nadradenosti severanov v aka konzum cii r b i zd havymi opismi, druh plynul ako jarn v nok opieraj ci sa do plachiet lide Arg.A to najlep ie bol vlastne doslova autora o my lienkovom pochode, ktor je za cel m dielom Ve k m p [...]

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    21. There was cohesion to this novel as, well, a novel than I experienced with From the Mouth of the Whale and as such it enabled me to enjoy Sj n s writing so much He has a gift with phrases that seem to spin out like gossamer thread, glinting in the light and he creates a vivid picture, even without too many adjectives or bluntly descriptive phrases, of a world in the North He s the kind of writer who, at his best, can like Caeneus, perhaps make a reader or listener believe in the myth or the gr [...]

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    22. I m not quite sure what to make of this work A post WW II merchant ship voyage intertwines with the voyage of the Argo and the myth of Sigurd through both a story teller and a narrator who may not be what they seem At times it was difficult to put up with the fussy, unstable narrator yet the ending rewarded my efforts Through myth, we can find our lives rejuvenated and meaningful once again.

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    23. It s official Sjon is now my new favourite author Each page of this book is a complete surprise in which one has no idea where the story is going you just have to relax and let him take you on a wonderful journey skipping from Creek mythology to magical reality to travelogue I will now sit and contemplate the meanings of the story.

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    24. An incredibly interesting combination of elements, and sometimes incredibly hilarious, though I never got the impression this book added up to much, with leaden prose and characters who felt sort of like disembodied mustaches in suits Still curious for Sjon s other books, but despite some good moments this one just didn t do much for me.

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    25. 2.4 stars rounded down Sj n, I think we re done here The Blue Fox is a better novel, but not by much Meh.

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    26. I deeply enjoyed this book, but I m at a loss for reviewing it fully However, I will offer one piece of advice don t lose track of the storyteller, or the storyteller s storyteller, or the history of the storyteller s storyteller Don t lose track of time.

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    27. Very very Bad and very boring As an Icelander, don t rate our literature according to this book.

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    28. Sj na m m rada, je to asn spisovate a milujem jeho knihu M ni Steinn M za nie je a tak dobr , ale d sa No ob as som sa nudila Tak e sk r tak priemer, ale tento autor to vie aj lep ie

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    29. In preparation for my trip to Iceland, I picked up this book by Icelandic author Sjon And discovered, oops , it isn t actually set in Iceland but on a Scandinavian cargo boat, and the plot revolves around Greek mythology Oh well, it was different from most English language fiction and interesting, though not amazing It is basically a story within a story within a story tale A cranky, eccentric Icelander is traveling on a 1940s era cargo ship each night, the crew listens to tales of the second ma [...]

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    30. readathon17 Delightfully quirky, I enjoyed it

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