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The Ice Palace (Paperback)

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By Tarjei Vesaas, Elizabeth Rokkan (Translated by)
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A new edition of what is commonly seen as the legendary Norwegian writer's masterpiece, this story tells the tale of Siss and Unn, two friends who have only spent one evening in each other's company. But so profound is this evening between them that when Unn inexplicably disappears, Siss's world is shattered. Siss's struggle with her fidelity to the memory of her friend and Unn's fatal exploration of the strange, terrifyingly beautiful frozen waterfall that is the Ice Palace are described in prose of a lyrical economy that ranks among the most memorable achievements of modern literature.

About the Author


Tarjei Vesaas was the author of several novels, volumes of poetry, and a book of short stories which was awarded an international prize at Venice in 1952. He was awarded several other prizes, and was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in 1964, 1968, and again in 1969.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780720613292
ISBN-10: 0720613299
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Peter Owen Modern Classics

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