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Gunnloth's Tale

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  62 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This spirited and at times sinister novel ensnares the reader in a tangled encounter between modern-day Scandinavia and the ancient world of myth. In the 1980s, a hardworking Icelandic businesswoman and her teenage daughter Dis, who has been arrested for apparently committing a strange and senseless robbery, are unwittingly drawn into a ritual-bound world of goddesses, sac ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published September 30th 2011 by Norvik Press (first published 1987)
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Justė
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nesugebėjau "įeiti" į šitą knygą. Nežinau, gal jai reikia specialaus pasiruošimo ar susikaupimo. Man norėjosi, kad tie persipynę pasakojimai atsidalintų ir virstų dvejomis atskiromis knygomis. Nors ir mėgstu "minčių šokinėjimą", bet jis man čia netiko, pritrūko kažkokių perėjimų nuo ČIA ir DABAR į TEN ir TADA. Planavau duoti 2*, bet už netikėtą pabaigą pažymį pakėliau. Rašytojos kūryba tituluojama "siurrealaus feminizmo" titulu, mano nuomone šioje knygoje silpnokai tas feminizmas išreišktas, bet ...more
Guðrún Dröfn
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ég byrjaði á þessari bók stuttu eftir að hún kom út, þá eitthvað undir tvítugu. Náði ekki að klára hana þá og varð að gefast upp því mér fannst svo ruglingslegt hver "ég" var í sögunni, það breytist svo hratt.
Núna um 25 árum síðar er upplifunin allt annars eðlis. Framsetningin er vissulega í flóknari kantinum. Flakkað er á milli forsögulegs tíma, nútímans í Kaupmannahöfn og fortíðar sögupersónanna í Reykjavík um leið og skipt er ört á milli sögumanna og jafnvel líka áheyrenda.
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Hanna
The book was beautifully written so it was easy to fall into the story. However, the line between reality and fiction was really thin, and the perspective could change all of a sudden, which made it hard to follow if it was Gunnlöd or the mother talking. But I liked the plot twist at the end!
Hrafnhildur
Var soldið flókin í byrjun en varð svo skiljanlegri.
Búið að tengja gamla goðsögu við nútímann. Skemmtileg tenging sem er gerð þarna.
Ekki má gleyma að bókin var skrifuð fyrir næstum 30 árum en á samt alveg jafn mikið við í dag og þá.
Mæli með henni.
Olof Sverrisdottir
Dáldið tyrfin en algjört listaverk..
Linda
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it
A little hard to follow.
Þórir Hrafn
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mögnuð.
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Svava Jakobsdóttir was one of the foremost Icelandic authors of the twentieth century. She was also a leading figure in the campaign for women's rights and wielded a great deal of influence in her own time, through her stories, plays and academic works.
She turned over a new page in the art of Icelandic literature and few would dispute the level of innovation that she brought to both subject matter
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