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Enter the strange and wonderful world of Swedish sensation Karin Tidbeck with this feast of darkly fantastical stories. Whether through the falsified historical record of the uniquely weird Swedish creature known as the “Pyret” or the title story, “Jagannath,” about a biological ark in the far future, Tidbeck’s unique imagination will enthrall, amuse, and unsettle you. How ...more
Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published September 22nd 2012 by Cheeky Frawg Books (first published September 1st 2011)
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Martha Well, no, but the word is related. If you read this Wikipedia article, you can see how: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagannath

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Hazal Çamur
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitap hakkında fikir belirtenler arasında tuhaf kurgunun yeni yüzünün (new weird) ustası ve bir nevi atası olan China Miéville'i de görüyoruz. Fakat görünce hiç şaşırmıyoruz, çünkü benim için bu kitap tuhaf kurgunun harika bir örneğiydi.

Elbette çağdaş İsveç edebiyatı olarak da okunabilir bu kitap. Bence her kesimden okura hitap ediyor. Ancak Miéville diyor ya hani, "Sade ve canlı, temkinli ve tuhaf..." O da beni destekliyor yahu.

İsveç, edebiyat bakımından daha önce hiçbir eserini okumadığım bir
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Stefan
Where do they keep coming from? Over the last handful of weeks I’ve read Near + Far by Cat Rambo, At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson, and Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand—three new collections of short stories, all from small presses, all by female authors, and all superb. And then, just when I think it can’t get any better, along comes Karin Tidbeck’s debut collection Jagannath, which may just be the best one of the bunch. If you take into account that this is Tidbeck’s ...more
Fuchsia  Groan
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Qué gozada de colección, me ha encantado, una auténtica joya.
Me llevaba la vida desde hacía mucho tiempo, me lo encontraba por todas partes, uno de esos libros que parece que te persiguen, pero no fue hasta que hace poco leí unos comentarios de China Miéville en los que lo ponía por las nubes que ya no pude resistirme más y lo compré. La verdad es que, aunque tienen estilos diferentes, los dos autores tienen bastantes similitudes: las ideas totalmente novedosas, relatos llenos de fantasía difere
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Althea Ann
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This volume is so short that it's barely a book (134 pages). Are these all of the short stories that Tidbeck's written? Why not put more in? This is not enough! I hope that her other writing is translated into English, because this is an excellent (if brief) collection.

I would highly recommend these stories for fans of Kelly Link and Theodora Goss. (As well as Ursula LeGuin, who blurbed it, and Elizabeth Hand, who wrote the introduction.)

Contains:

Beatrice - "If you love someone, set them free."
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Scott
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Short stories. Oh-oh.

I've become quite wary of short story collections. Wary of the promise of condensed stories and pacey plots that so often on arrival turns out to actually be a bunch of inconclusive narrative fragments that go nowhere.

So many of the collections I've read can be summed up with "yeah, there are a couple of good stories here" - hardly a ringing recommendation - and while I've read many good short works they're often surrounded by pages and pages of material I would rather not h
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Jennifer Gaarder
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jagannath By Karin Tidbeck

Vintage Reissue Edition, February 6,  2018

176 Pages, Paperback Edition



From Amazon:

"An award-winning debut story collection by Karin Tidbeck, author of Amatka and heir to Borges, Le Guin, and Lovecraft.

A child is born in a tin can. A switchboard operator finds himself in hell. Three corpulent women float somewhere beyond time. Welcome to the weird world of Karin Tidbeck, the visionary Swedish author of literar
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M. Ihsan Tatari
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Tuhaf" kurgu sözü bir kitaba ancak bu kadar yakışabilirdi. Çünkü bu derlemeyi tanımlayabilecek en isabetli sözcük bu: tuhaf.

Ama kesinlikle yanlış anlaşılmasın; akıldan kolay kolay çıkmayacak, benliğinize işleyecek ve daha fazlasını arzulamanıza neden olacak bir tuhaflık bu. Hikayelerin pek çoğunu tamamladıktan sonra "Ben ne okudum?" diye sordum kendime. Ama "Niye okudum?" demedim asla... Gerçi kapağında hem Ursula Le Guin'den hem de China Mieville'den birer övgü koparan bir kitaptan daha azı b
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Miquel Codony
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Leído por segunda vez me sigue pareciendo tan enorme como la primera y uno de los mejores libros de relatos de autor único que he leído. Me gusta como, entre todos los cuentos, establecen una gradación de la intensidad de lo fantástico, por decirlo de algún modo, de lo fantástico a lo maravilloso: desde relatos sutilmente ambiguos en los que que la posibilidad de lo sobrenatural depende de la interpretación del autor hasta otros ambientados en mundos de fantasía.

Esto funciona, claro, porque Tidb
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Kaitlin
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
So this is a collection I think I would class as bizarro fiction and that's a first for me. I picked this up after hearing a few of my friends liked it, and I am very glad that I did becuase Karin Tidbeck's stories have such a unique feel to them that I instantly knew I'd found a good collection.

The author of these stories is Swedish, but she writes in both Swedish and English and sometimes leaves Swedish words in the English stories so that the meaning is not lost in translation. All of her sto
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DaViD´82
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nemůžu se zbavit myšlenek na to, co všechno může člověk dělat, když se nikdo nedívá.

Třináct povídek, které se vzpírají běžným žánrovým škatulkám. (ne)Pasují do fantasy a(ni) magického realismu. Všechny do jedné jsou totiž… Jak to napsat slušně; pošahané. Půvabně a podmanivě pošahané, plné severské nekompromisnosti. Pokud od své literatury vyžadujete pochopení „co chtěl autor říci“ či finální zadostiučinění, tak se Sobí hoře velkým obloukem vyhněte. Pokud si vystačíte čistě s pocity a momenty, pr
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Muhtelif Okumalar
#oykuduragi Ocak seçimimdi bu kitap. İçerisinde alışılagelmiş ritmin dışında 13 öykü var. Yazar bu öyküleri 10 yılda yazmış. Verdiği bir röportajda İsveç’te yaşadığı alacakaranlık dünyadan ve öykülerinin özünden “Işığın tekinsiz ve melankolik bir niteliği var. Zannediyorsam bu hal benim yazdıklarıma da sızdı; hem tekinsizlik ve melankoli duygusuyla hem de güneşin dönmeyi bıraktığı başka bir dünyaya adım atma hissiyle.” şeklinde bahsetmiş. Kuzey ülkelerinin halk hikayelerinden beslenen, fantastik ...more
Berit Ellingsen
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jagannath is a collection of 13 short stories of different lengths, all containing at least a hint of the imaginary, the unreal, and the weird, as allegories of alienation, otherness, and the taboo, but also as archetypal symbols in their own right.

The collection opens with Beatrice, a story about the many forms love can take, but how similar the pain is when that love goes unrequited. It’s also a story about birth and the love between parents and children.

In Tidbeck’s stories the process of bi
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Michael
A really great collection of what I would call "mind-cleaner" stories. They're the sort of thing that you ought to read every so often to refresh your brain. Tidbeck incorporates a good deal of Swedish folklore in her work, and not being Swedish I found it all captivating.

The stories are also nice and short! Nice, short and odd.
Kirsty
I wish this book was three times the length so I could be absorbed in this strange, wintery, surreal Scandinavian-folklore-inspired world longer. I could read Karin Tidbeck's stories all day, every day.
Israel Montoya Baquero
Nunca me cansaré de repetir que no me van mucho las recopilaciones de relatos cortos, cuentos y similares. Me parece que es complicado que, en una de ellas, me lleguen a gustar y satisfacer todos y cada uno de los relatos reunidos, y que la calidad de las mismas es demasiado variable como para que lleguen a apasionarme.
Es por ello una sorpresa encontrarme con una recopilación de relatos como este "Jagannath", de la sueca Karin Tidbeck, donde es cierto que alguna de las historias que lo componen
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Becky
People that should read this book
Do you like the movie Trick R Treat (and you should, you know)? Despite being thoroughly 'modern' when you are alone in the dark do you secretly believe in the thin veil that separates reality from otherness and netherness? Do you have recurring nightmares about be lost in dark pine woods and of floating fairy lights in the distance trying to lure you off the path? Do you wish you could find perfume or cologne in the scent of fall leaves, fresh rain, falling snow
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Olethros
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
-Frialdad casi impecable.-

Género. Relatos.

Lo que nos cuenta. Trece trabajos breves de la autora sueca, que suelen moverse entre diferentes grados de narrativa fantástica, que nos llevaran a conocer a una sidhe que desea saber qué es el tiempo, a una hija de la Gran Madre, a diferentes familias con unas situaciones muy distintas entre sí, un ensayo de investigación sobre los Pyret, a dos personas enamoradas de máquinas y a un agente de línea telefónica con unas funciones bastante especiales, entr
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Berfin Kanat
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Tuhaf" kelimesinin hakkını veren hikayeler. Öykülerin çoğunu vay be ben az önce ne okudum diyerek bitirdim. Hem fantastiğe hem de edebiyata doymanızı sağlayacak şahane bir kitap. İskandinav kültüründen parçalar taşıması da bonusu. Daha önce de tuhaf şeyleri konu alan hikayeler okudum ama bu kadar başarılı değillerdi. Zeplin çıtayı uçarcasına yükseltmiş. Bundan böyle yazarın sıkı takipçisiyim. *_*
Skip
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Jagannath is a collection of thirteen short stories by Swedish author, Karin Tidbeck. The stories are written in English, but have a distinct Nordic feel. Not very well known in the U.S., her writing style reminded me of Jonathan Carroll, whose genre might best be described as speculative fiction: a mixture of fantasy and folklore, with side orders of whimsy and weird. I'm not a big fan of short stories, but these ranged from 3-5 stars. Her afterword about the differences in writing between two ...more
Café de Tinta
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro fascinante, con relatos que te sumergen en un mundo extraño e inquietante del que a veces tienes la sensación de que no entiendes nada, pero quieres más y más. Ah, en este caso juzgad al libro por la portada, que es PRECIOSA.
Lisa
Nov 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Intellectual enticements aplenty, but not emotionally satisfying. Perhaps it's a cultural disjunct, but few of the characters felt real, fully fledged to me. And, as is often the case in a certain strand of literary spec fic, stories end just when I feel they're getting started. Standout stories for me were "Reindeer Mountain," a story of two sisters from a long-line of "touched" mountain folk (which actually did hurt my heart), "Pyret," presented as an academic study of a mythological beast or ...more
Berna Labourdette
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una recopilación de cuentos inclasificables (fantasía podría ser, al estilo de Etgar Keret o Jonathan Carroll que mezcla folklore escandinavo con steampunk con ciencia ficción postapocalíptica más un par de cuentos inclasificables como “Rebecka”: donde un dios castigador impide que la protagonista, víctima de abuso sexual, se suicide, a pesar de sus múltiples intentos. Muy buena sorpresa.
pax
Every good review you read about this book is true - with the added bonus of an afterword with wonderful ruminations on language and writing in different languages (Tidbeck translated her own work from Swedish into English).
Livia
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cresce di racconto in racconto, e non tanto perché i primi siano più deboli quanto per il bisogno di abituarsi allo stile dell'autrice, che rimane molto distante dal lettore (sì, freddo, nordico, quello che volete). Da leggere in particolare 'Brita's Holiday Village' (ancora una scrittrice in crisi creativa, forse per qualcuno suonerà scontato ma la storia non è tutta nel semplice intreccio), la coppia 'Augusta Prima' e 'Aunts' che esplora una Corte delle Fate con uno sguardo un po' diverso, e ' ...more
Rachel (Kalanadi)
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: collections
Loved the atmsophere. The last 3 stories were almost too weird... but that's also what I loved about this. It was weird and different and I loved Tidbeck's style. If this is "Nordic spec fic", then I need to try more.
Jesús Cañadas
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LA MARE DE MISIHO.
Mariano Hortal
Publicado en http://lecturaylocura.com/jagannath-d...

“Jagannath” de Karin Tidbeck. Elogio de lo extraño.

“Extraño” no es peyorativo “per se”; de hecho me quedo con su acepción de “súbito, inesperado y sorprendente”, que bien podemos aplicarlo al caso del libro que traigo hoy, un libro de relatos cortos de la escritora sueca Karin Tidbeck y que nos trae por primera vez al castellano Nevsky gracias a su sello “Fábulas de Albión”: el libro en cuestión es “Jagannath” y estoy dispuesto a hacer proseli
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Eliska
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Třináct úžasně podivných povídek o prolínání světů, o čase, o zvláštních tvorech a tvorečcích, lidových zvycích, ale i o neurózách, „tíživé náladě“ i rodovém zatížení. Tentokrát mě sbírka povídek naprosto nadchla a nemohu říci, že by mezi nimi byla nějaká, která by se mi nelíbila, i když jsou velmi rozdílné a zahrnují celou škálu fantastiky a sci-fi. Je to originální, magické, tajemné i humorné, je to švédský soumrak a čarovný les. Musím se přiznat, že jsem knížku vlastně přečetla skoro dvakrát, ...more
Kelly
Jagannath is a collection of thirteen short stories by Swedish author, Karin Tidbeck. The stories are written in English, but maintain a Nordic flavour. Not all the tales in this slim volume appealed. Though I found myself amused by the number of organic creatures populating the pages, I did get the sense I might have appreciated more of the stories if I had a more broad understanding of folklore. Jagannath has collected some outstanding reviews, however, and a couple of the stories easily illus ...more
Jeremy
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
“Jagganath” and “Beatrice” are charming, imaginative stories of the Weird, and “Pyret” is a fascinating faux-essay on the Swedish supernatural.
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“Why did you make me?" you said.

"I made you so that I could love you," I said.”
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“People who hurt others are the ones with the best imagination,” Rebecka said.” 4 likes
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