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atómstöðin epub Atómstöðin PDFTed by a country girl from the north the novel follows her experiences after she takes up employment as a maid in the house of her Member of Parliament Her observatio.

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[Download] ➵ Atómstöðin ➾ Halldór Laxness – Posthd.pro When the Americans make an offer to buy land in Iceland to build a NATO airbase after the Second World War a storm of protest is provoked throughout the country Narrated by a country girl from the norWhen the Americans make an offer to buy land in Iceland to build a NATO airbase after the Second World War a storm of protest is provoked throughout the country Narra.

Ted by a country girl from the north the novel follows her experiences after she takes up employment as a maid in the house of her Member of Parliament Her observatio.

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  1. Warwick Warwick says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFPart political satire part town versus country lament and part Cold War curio The Atom Station is not an easy book for the modern reader to get a purchase on


  2. Meike Meike says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFWell played Laxness We all thought this was a satire until Trump attempted to buy Greenland Written in 19461947 The Atom Station is a sharp commentary on Icelandic politics The island had just gained independence from Denmark in 1944 after being occupied first by Britain and then by the US during WW II In October 1946 the US tried to persuade the Althing Icelandic parliament to allow an American military base to be established in Keflavík Like many of his compatriots Laxness was opposed to this He was concerned that politicians were basically selling out Iceland again this time turning it into a military and econo


  3. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFA young woman comes down from the North to Reykjavik to work in a wealthy household The newly independent Icelandic Parliament is working towards committing itself to dependence on the USA by allowing them to build an atomic weapons base in the countryThe picture of the close interrelationship between political and economic power is seen from the point of view of the young woman who comes from a family whose existence is mathematically impossible and yet they survive with two cows less than a hundred sheep and a herd of wild horsesIt would be a surprise in a small country if the network of connections between political and economic power was not dense and this is interesting in the light of Iceland's most recent financial difficulties yet as it says in the novel a big country and a small country are only different in one way


  4. Malcolm Malcolm says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFAlthough it is sixty years since it was written that Icelandic satire remains a potent tale of political and class absurdity Narrated by Ugla – a self defined “clod hopper” ‘crude and clumping girl from the north’ – who has moved to the city to act as housemaid for her local Member of Parliament and learn the harmonium this tale of political and social hypocrisy centres on a decision to sell part of the country to provide a USNATO airbase as part of Cold War anti Soviet politics Amid the ensuring furore the left claims its class position while the government seems to rouse up nationalist fervour to obscure its ‘sale of the nation’ This crude description fails to do the novel justice as Ugla appears as both wide eyed ingénue bewildered by the goings on around her and the most disciplined and rational person in a world that seems irrational Her narrator’s voice shifts between bewildered outsider naïve observer and sharp critic


  5. Philippe Philippe says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFThe Atom Station is a scathing satire of the political s in a very isolated society Laxness makes bitter fun of the upper classes' petit bourgeois snobbery the blatant opportunism and short termism of the country's leadership the backstage dealings the unhealthily close alliance between business and politics That was in the late 1940s Sixty years later Iceland does not seem to have been able to escape that predicament Laxness writes about the phony businesses with impressive front ends befuddling investors and customers with hot air FFF in English the Federation of Fulminating Fish New York; in Icelandic the Figures Faking Federation One button costs half an eyrir over here in the west but you have a company in New York the FFF which sells you the button at 2 kronur and writes on the invoice button 2 kronur You m


  6. Shankar Shankar says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFI happened to find this in an unexpected place a bookstore in an airport The book is a translation which why I was attracted to it Also the fact that so many reviews spoke highly of Laxness It’s a serious book reuiring context of the country’s history But there are some great pieces of prose which sounded very philosophical and relevant The seuences are about how in some races in the world men don’t own the children they seed in their wives or significant other About drunkenness growing up and role of women in general Initially the story started well and I thought I was able to appreciate the translator’s interpretation of what Laxness may have meant Later I realised that while this was going on the story itself took a turn Laxness has a strange way of articulation Then again I guess driven by the Icelandic environment I did not kn


  7. Ryan Ryan says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFA mazing Icelandic Beat style meets the native heroic poetic Favorite uotes that aren't so odd you'll still understand themThat's just like you northerners to start talking to people said the cook when I returned to the kitchenRebellion stirred in me and I replied I am people We prised up one of the planks of the lid with a crowbar and I groped among the packing for the contents; and what did I pull out but a small tin about 200 grams in weight wrapped in semi transparent paper? I recognized the merchandise uickly enough from my pantry work in the south Portuguese Sardines imported from America that fish which the papers said was the only fish which could scale the highest t


  8. Calzean Calzean says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFUgla is an uneducated but intelligent 20 year old from the North of Iceland She comes to Reykjavik to work as a maid in the house of her local Member of Parliament She is surprised to find herself in a home of a nice guy who becomes smitten by her but his wife lives in fear of Communism and their children are out of control newbie rich kids who drink fo


  9. Robin Robin says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFBut it is always possible to kill someone said the god Brilliantine The other replied Yes if one has an atom bomb It is both intolerable and unseemly that a divine being like me Benjamin should not have an atom bomb while Du Pont has an atom bomb I shall now tell you what you ought to do said the organist and placed before him a plate containing a few curled up pastries and some broken biscuits You should compose a ballad about Du Pont and his atom bomb I know what I'm going to do said the god Brilliantine I'm going to divorce my wife and become a success I'm going to be a political figure I'm going to become a Minister and swear on oath; and get a decoration You two are slipping said the organist When I first knew you you were satisfied just to be God; gods Why may we not achieve a little success? said the god Why may we not get a decoration? Petty criminals never get decorations said the organist Only the lackeys of the big ones get that sort of thing To become a


  10. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    PDF posthd.pro ¶ Atómstöðin eBook Ê atómstöðin epub, Atómstöðin PDFI loved every minute of this book with it's wonderful irony and humour Once again Laxness celebrates the wisdom of humble people as he did so well in The fish can sing The central character in The Atom Station is a housemaid Ugla who serves an exalted and dysfuntional Reykjavik family Her simple common sense and solid values are juxtaposed with the pretensions and venality of the people around her Ugla whose name means 'owl' in Icelandic is a metaphor for her namesake wise and acutely observant of the folly and mayhem around herIt is amazing that this book was written in 1948 for it almost reads as a satire on the events in recent years and


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