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Z: en kärlekshistoria

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  100 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Hon kallas Z, kvinnan som den dödsjuka Anna har ett passionerat kärleksförhållande till. Anna har gett sig av från sjukhuset, och nu vet ingen var hon är. Inte ens Z. Annas syster och hennes man beslutar sig för att besöka kvinnan de valt att inte låtsas om.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published 2001 by Alfabeta (first published 1996)
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Abi
Feb 20, 2010 Abi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 20th-century, iceland
Very impressive. Half of the story is told through the eyes of Anna, a terminally ill young woman at the very end of her life. Alone in an isolated cottage on a winter's night, she reads through, and then burns, all the letters she ever received from her lover, Z. These letters provide a framework upon which she hangs the history of their relationship.
The other narrator is Anna's sister Arnþrúður, who is sitting up with Valgeir (her husband) and Z as they worry about Anna's disappearance from th
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Talvi
Jos tämä kirja olisi elokuvagenre, se olisi taideleffa.

Kirjassa ei oikeastaan ole juonta, vaan Annan, kuolemansairaan runoilijan, ja tämän rakastajattaren Z:n suhteesta kerrotaan takaumanomaisesti henkilöiden muistoissa, Annan runoissa ja Z:n Annalle kirjoittamissa kirjeissä. Kertojanääniä on kaksi -- Annan ja tämän sisaren Arnthrudurin ajatukset vuorottelevat luvuittain. Kirjan nimikkohenkilö Z:n pään sisälle ei päästä lainkaan ja hahmo jääkin hyvin etäiseksi. Yllättäen syvimmäksi (joskaan ei s
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Susa
Feb 13, 2011 Susa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Luin tän ensimmäisen kerran 17-vuotiaana junassa, enkä silloin paljoa ymmärtänyt, mutta tää kirja johti yhteen elämäni merkittävimpään kohtaamiseen, joten sillä on sen jälkeen ollut erityinen paikka mielessä - vaikka en tainnut lopulta saada koko kirjaa edes luettua kokonaan.

Z: rakkaustarina kertoo kahdesta naisesta, Annasta ja Z:stä, jotka rakastavat toisiaan. Vaikka romanssi onkin kahden naisen välillä, on tarina niin universaali, että pääpari voisi olla ihan mitä sukupuolta tahansa. Tunteet
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Carolyn
The 3 stars says more about me than the book. I really admired her poetic insights into love, loss and all the manifold emotions that come into play in relationships. It was love of Icelandic literature that led me to seek out this book: that, and a real fondness for the film Kaldaljós, or Cold Light, which was based on her book of the same name.

However, if this hadn't been written by an Icelander, I confess that I wouldn't have read it, for love stories, especially ones of such introspection an
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Justiina Dahl
Apr 21, 2011 Justiina Dahl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most compelling, heart-hugging, life encompassing love story I have read in a long time.
Heidi
Nov 16, 2012 Heidi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So beautiful <3
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Vigdís Grímsdóttir was born in Reykjavík on August 15th 1953. She graduated from the Iceland University of Education with a Teaching Diploma in 1973, received a BA-degree in Icelandic Studies and Library and Information Science from the University of Iceland in 1978, and a degree in Education from the Iceland University of Education in 1982. She was a candidate of Icelandic literature at the Unive ...more
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