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The Tower at the Edge of the World

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Amaldus Erindreren sidder og tænker tilbage på sin barndom i Thorshavn, ved Tårnet ved verdens ende, som viser sig at være et almindeligt fyrtårn.
183 pages
Published (first published 1976)
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Stuart
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poetic, rhythmic and beautifully phrased, you feel you are in the very capable hands of a storyteller of old. This book creeps up on you as you experience the world through developing eyes.
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Jul 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is the only thing I've ever read by an author from the Faroe Islands. Any recommendations?
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William Heinesen is the best-known writer that the Faroe Islands have produced. He wrote mainly in Danish, but all of his books, which are set in the Faroe Islands, have been translated into his native Faroese. When Heinesen heard rumours that he was to win the Nobel Prize he requested that his nomination be withdrawn, discussing his choice to write in Danish with a mixture of bitterness and regre ...more
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