Ásta Sigurðardóttir Nothing to Be Rescued Verhalen uit IJsland

Ásta Sigurðardóttir Nothing to Be Rescued Verhalen uit IJsland

Nothing to Be Rescued

  • Auteur: Ásta Sigurðardóttir (IJsland)
  • Soort boek: verhalen
  • Engelse vertaling: Meg Matich
  • Uitgever: Nordisk Books
  • Verschijnt: 23 november 2023
  • Omvang: 192 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: paperback
  • Prijs: £ 11.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon 

Flaptekst van het boek met de verzamelde verhalen van Ásta Sigurðardóttir

Collected here for the first time in English, the short stories of Ásta Sigurðardóttir (1 april 1930 – 21 december 1971) mark the breakthrough of modernism in Icelandic prose, though she herself remains a somewhat unsung figure in the island’s contemporary literary history. Sigurðardóttir’s poetic and hallucinogenically-beautiful stories, often written from the perspective of a naïve girl or young woman, grapple with violence in mid-twentieth century Iceland from the vantage points of marginalised voices. Many narrativize strife—sexual, physical, and psychological abuse; houselessness, alcoholism, and income inequality; extramarital pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and child loss—while still others vibrate with the natural forces of Iceland.

Sigurðardóttir’s stories are all dictated by a voice of surprising ability and volume for such a young writer, who died tragically at age 41. In Meg Matich’s translation, Sigurðardóttir’s bold voice resounds for a new generation of readers.

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