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The Resource Miss Iceland, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon

Miss Iceland, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon

Label
Miss Iceland
Title
Miss Iceland
Statement of responsibility
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
"Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla always knew she wanted to be a writer. In a nation of poets, where each household proudly displays leatherbound volumes of the Sagas, and there are more writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, there is only one problem: she is a woman. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyce's Ulysses and a Remington typewriter, Hekla heads for Reykjavík with a manuscript buried in her bags. She moves in with her friend Jon, a gay man who longs to work in the theater, but can only find dangerous, backbreaking work on fishing trawlers. Hekla's opportunities are equally limited: marriage and babies, or her job as a waitress, in which harassment from customers is part of the daily grind. The two friends feel completely out of place in a small and conservative world. And yet that world is changing: JFK is shot and hemlines are rising. In Iceland another volcano erupts and Hekla meets a poet who brings to light harsh realities about her art. Hekla realizes she must escape to find freedom abroad, whatever the cost. Miss Iceland is a novel of extraordinary poise and masterful acuity from one of our most celebrated Icelandic writers"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Auður A. Ólafsdóttir
Dewey number
839/.6934
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Icelandic
LC call number
PT7511.A89
LC item number
U5413 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
FitzGibbon, Brian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women authors
  • Social role
  • Friendship
  • Gay men
  • Fishers
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Iceland
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / City Life
  • Fishers
  • Friendship
  • Gay men
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Social conditions
  • Social role
  • Women authors
  • Iceland
  • Iceland
Label
Miss Iceland, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Miss Iceland was first published as Ungfrú Ísland by Benedikt in Iceland in 2018. First published in English in the UK by Pushkin Press in 2020"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1156240722
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780802149237
Lccn
2020026000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156240722
Label
Miss Iceland, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Miss Iceland was first published as Ungfrú Ísland by Benedikt in Iceland in 2018. First published in English in the UK by Pushkin Press in 2020"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1156240722
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780802149237
Lccn
2020026000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156240722

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