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Karitas uden titel (Karitas #1)

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  605 Ratings  ·  37 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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ChaHibouYogi
Apr 27, 2016 ChaHibouYogi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: exploratology
Dieu que cette histoire était bouleversante ... L'écriture est si particulière, elle participe de l'intense immersion dans l'univers de Karitas, cette jeune fille devenant femme artiste au fur et à mesure du récit, tant et si bien que j'ai l'impression d'avoir vécu en Islande.
C'est une grande histoire humaine intimement liée à la nature, cette nature dure, violente et impitoyable de l'Islande. De nombreux personnages se croisent, et les sentiments sont à la fois si intenses et si simples, si hu
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Penelope
En m'abonnant à la box Exploratology, j'ai voulu découvrir des livres que jamais je n'aurais pu lire de moi-même. Et c'est exactement le cas avec Karitas, l'esquisse d'un rêve.

Bien sûr on peut être déçu en procédant comme ça, mais on peut faire de bonnes découvertes également et je considère que, dans tous les cas, qu'on ait aimé ou pas un livre, il nous enrichi forcément.

Pour Karitas, je suis à mi-chemin en fonction des parties du livre. Son parcours est loin d'être facile et cela m'a parfois r
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Geologe
Mar 04, 2011 Geologe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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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Cel Kila
Dec 17, 2015 Cel Kila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bibliothèque
"L'esquisse d'un rêve" est le récit de la vie d'une Islandaise, Karitas, de son enfance à celles de sa progéniture.
Karitas rêve d'être peintre. Rien ne semble se goupiller pour que ça arrive. Au début du siècle, les envies des femmes ne sont pas ce que l'on peut appeler une priorité. Mais Karitas a une mère bien particulière, une de ses femmes qui traverse l'Islande afin d'envoyer à l'école ses six enfants, une mère qui lui rappelle sans cesse par sa façon d'être que "tout est possible". La jeu
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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
Jan 24, 2012 Nathalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: roman-nordique
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
Sigfríður Guðjónsdóttir
May 19, 2013 Sigfríður Guðjónsdóttir rated it it was amazing

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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Alison Anderson
Jan 12, 2016 Alison Anderson rated it liked it
I didn't read it in Danish, let alone Icelandic, obviously, but in French, but couldn't find the French edition listed here "Karitas, L'esquisse d'un rêve". Very very slow going at first, I only really got into it past page 300 or so, but then I was really in it in an extraordinary way, I could see the landscapes, the people, the situations so much more vividly than with most contemporary novels; I really felt the slowness was part of getting to know a culture, and above all a remarkable woman, ...more
Tóra
Sep 15, 2015 Tóra rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, audiobook
Jeg forstod hat af denne bog. Jeg følte, at den sprang i tid, sted og personer. Det har muligvis noget at gøre med, at jeg arbejder i et meget larmende sted og derfor ikke altid har hørt det hele? Jeg ved det ikke. Jeg havde forventet meget mere af denne bog.
Lise
Nov 11, 2015 Lise rated it really liked it
En god bog, som det er svært at slippe. Giver et billede af en fattig familie i Island før første verdenskrig. En familie, som kæmper for at børnene (drengene) skal få en uddannelse.
Hovedpersonen er en fabulerende pige, med kunstnerevner.
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.
Skuli Saeland
Heillandi frásögn af listakonu sem er full af ástríðu og sköpunarþörf en glímir við erfiðar aðstæður og basl. Þrátt fyrir mikla fátækt, barnabasl og einveru berst hún áfram og það er ekki annað hægt en að dást að bæði söguhetjunni og höfundinum fyrir heillandi lífssögu.
Doro_bazinga
J'ai beaucoup aimé les deux premières parties du roman : on voit Karitas grandir au fil du récit, et les paysages, les descriptions de la nature islandaises m'ont transportées. Par contre, la troisième partie m'a beaucoup moins emballée ! Les personnages rencontrés y sont moins attachants, et le temps est long...
Je termine donc cette lecture un peu frustrée car j'avais vraiment apprécié le début...
Hilde
Jun 30, 2014 Hilde rated it it was amazing
Etter en treg start, tok boka seg veldig opp. Klarte ikke å legge den fra meg før jeg var ferdig :-)
Árdís Björk Jónsdóttir
Les þessa bók einu sinni á ári, er í miklu miklu uppáhaldi
Margit Jensen
Jan 25, 2016 Margit Jensen rated it liked it
Desværre var det i form af den danske lydbog, jeg oplevede denne roman - det har helt sikkert trukket mindst en stjerne ned. Mage til famlende og ubehjælpsom oplæser har jeg da sjældent hørt. Ikke bare forkerte tryk i sætningerne, som ofte var stærkt meningsforstyrrende, men også direkte fejllæste ord, som af og til blev ufrivilligt komiske: at ligge på "divaen" kunne sikkert være sjovere end at ligge på divanen. Smedet i "hymnens" lænker og "ekskorte" er nogle andre irriterende eksempler. Nå, m ...more
Lone Damgaard
Sep 02, 2014 Lone Damgaard rated it really liked it
Fascinerende historie. Har virkelig nydt den.
Magnhild Uglem
Feb 01, 2015 Magnhild Uglem rated it really liked it
"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
Jan 29, 2014 Marín Björt rated it it was amazing
*read it in Icelandic
Godelief Ginneberge
Wondermooi!
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
Jun 24, 2013 Silke rated it it was amazing
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
May 08, 2014 Alexandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Célia
Nov 12, 2015 Célia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une superbe épopée féminine, sur les terres islandaises abruptes au début du XXème siècle...
Destin de femmes étonnants... Un vrai dépaysement !
Amandine
Jul 09, 2012 Amandine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 16, 2009 Kirsten rated it really liked it
I enjoyed very much reading about the time period in Iceland from around 1900 and the tough lives of a fisherman's wife.
Jess
Aug 22, 2015 Jess rated it really liked it
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...
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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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