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Karitas uden titel (Karitas #1)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  489 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Roman om en kvinde, der i første halvdel af 1900-tallet forsøger at forbinde et liv som kunstner med den traditionelle islandske husmoderrolle. Karitas har svært ved at udleve sine kunstneriske ambitioner efter hun bliver gift og bosat på en gård i ødemarken. En roman, hvor psykologi og naturskildring går i ét.
Paperback, 456 pages
Published 2007 by Gyldendal (first published 2004)
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·Karen·
It would be mischievously troll-like to gush about this novel in English as it is not actually available in that language, but no fear! For one thing I'm no malicious trickster and for another there's not a lot for me to enthuse over.

Iceland is a phenomenon. With a population of only around 320,00, comparable, say, to Bonn or Pittsburgh, it takes a prize as one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Nevertheless it sustains an amazingly vibrant reading and book publishing culture
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August
Þessum lesanda varð fljótt ljóst að þetta er ekki nema fyrri helmingur á sæmilega langri skáldsögu og því kannski eðlilegt að sagan fari ekki almennilega á skrið fyrstu 200 blaðsíðurnar. Prósinn, þó ágætur sé, er ekki nógu góður til að halda mann alveg við efnið, en mér fannst Kristín Marja ná betri tökum á efninu (og lesandanum) þegar á leið.

Efnistökin eru áhugaverð. Fókusinn er á lífi kvenna á fyrri hluta síðustu aldar. Það var eftirtektavert hve karlpersónurnar voru útfyrir rammann gegnumgang
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Ritja
1900 in Island. Eine alleinerziehende Mutter versucht mit allen Mitteln ihren Kindern eine solide Ausbildung zu ermöglichen - nicht nur den Jungen, sondern auch den Mädchen. Karitas hat das Glück und erhält ein Stipendium für ein Kunststudium. Sie will Malerin werden und setzt auch alles daran, um es zu erreichen. Ihr Talent und ihr Ehrgeiz lassen sie vorankommen, doch dann wird sie schwanger und vieles ändert sich. Sie muss kämpfen, um ihre Anerkennung, um ihre Familie, das Kind (nicht das Einz ...more
Nathalie
Karitas dépeint la vie d'une jeune femme Islandaise,de 1900 à 1939. Alors que la 4eme de couv nous promet une plongée dans la vie d'une jeune artiste peintre, certes Karitas a étudié les Beaux Arts à Copenhague,mais l'intrigue est loin de porter sur l'expression artisitque.Le début n'est pas sans rappeler Dickens, la mère de Karitas, veuve et mère de 3 fils et 3 filles,gagne le nord de l'Islande (température -35C) pour travailler au salage du hareng. Elle s'engage à faire étudier ses 6 enfants s ...more
Geologe
Frauenschmöker
Karitas wächst im ersten Drittel des 20. Jahrhunderts in Island auf. Vater verstorben....Mutter muss 6 Kinder durchbringen.... Das Leben ist hart und karg und die Familie tapfer - nicht neu.
In Karitas schlummert eine Künstlerin, die mal mehr, mal weniger an die Oberfläche drängt.
Dann gibt es den unbeschreiblich schönen Mann (natürlich) und das Leben selbst, das die Eismalerin von ihrer Atelierarbeit abhält. Elfen sind in Island obligat - hier auch.....
Das Buch beginnt gar nicht mal
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Sigfríður Guðjónsdóttir

Kristínu Marju tekst hér að skapa eina bestu kvensögupersónu í íslenskum nútímabókmenntum.
Kvenpersónu sem er fædd um aldamótin 1900 og barðist fyrir því alla ævi að geta gert nákvæmlega það sem hún vildi þ.e. að vera listamaður og mála myndir en ekki "bara" vera eiginkona og móðir. Sagan fer með okkur á ýmsa staði, frá Reykjavík til Akureyrar, til Kaupmannahafnar, til Reykjavíkur aftur, Suðurland og loks Öræfasveit. Á hverjum þessara staða á hún sitt skeið; er barn og unglingur, fer út að læra,
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Brynhildur Stefánsdóttir
ég var ekki alveg að ná þessari bók, en jú bara fín, fannst jafnvel óreiða á striga betri, margt líkt með þessari bók og Ljósu fannst mér, svona gamli tíminn og allar þessar barneignir sem konur gegnu greinilega í gegn um á þessum tíma.
Hilde
Etter en treg start, tok boka seg veldig opp. Klarte ikke å legge den fra meg før jeg var ferdig :-)
Árdís Jónsdóttir
Les þessa bók einu sinni á ári, er í miklu miklu uppáhaldi
Lone Damgaard
Fascinerende historie. Har virkelig nydt den.
Magnhild Uglem
"Karitas" ligger i sjiktet mellom kiosklitteratur og tradisjonell skjønnlitteratur, og er overraskende velskrevet til å tematisk omhandle klassisk kvinneskjebne, hovedsakelig beskrevet i "husmorpornoen".
Marín Björt
*read it in Icelandic
Booklovinglady
Although the first part of the book was interesting enough, especially from a historic point of view, parts two and three were a bit of a disappointment, to be honest. My rating would have been two and a half stars but as that is not an option, I decided to give the book two stars instead, as three would have been a bit much in this case.
Silke
Unputdownable - amazing art of storytelling and so rich of the most enchanting metaphors that reading felt like being there together with these strong Icelandic women, fighting for a better life for themselves and their children against the harshness of nature and poverty of the country.
Alexandra
A great women's novel and a book to get acquainted with the culture and landscape of Iceland. The most amazing thing is the language of the author, precise and poetic.The characters are well elaborated, are very realistic.
Amandine
4.5 stars.

Entrainée dans le destin de cette Karitas, langage poétique, plein d'images...
Hâte de lire Chaos sur la toile, suite de Karitas.
Kirsten
I enjoyed very much reading about the time period in Iceland from around 1900 and the tough lives of a fisherman's wife.
Jess
Me gusto mucho, muy buen final. Me sentí identificada con los relatos tanto antes de ir a Islandia como después.
Ine Espevik

Velskrevet og utilslørt roman fra Island, men personlig syntes jeg den hadde litt vel flat spenningskurve...
Jette Holm
I was so sure Karitas was a real person. Her thoughts, her pain, her confusion and her happiness feels so right.
Birgit Alsinger
very entertaining, looking forward to "Kaos på lærred"
Susanne Schüler
Poetisch und wunderschön.
Rikkemaiah Fischer
Fantastisk, fantastisk bog!
Elke
klasse geschrieben -
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Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir was born on January 21, 1949 in Hafnarfjörður. She graduated from Iceland's Teacher Training College in 1970 and received a B.A. degree in German and Icelandic from the University of Iceland in 1991. Kristín studied German at the Goethe Institut in Bremen in Germany from 1979 - 1980, took courses in education in Denmark 1985 - 1986 and a journalist course in Germany in ...more
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