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Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night
Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night | JON. KALMAN STEFANSSON
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"Sometimes, in small places, life becomes bigger" Sometimes a distance from the noise of the world opens our hearts, our senses, our dreams. An intensity of feelings erupts from the life of a village of four hundred souls in the Icelandic countryside, where the infinite light of summer makes its inhabitants want to explore, and the eternal night of winter lights up the magic of the stars. It becomes a microcosm of the eternal conflict between human desire and destiny, between the limits of reality and the wings of the imagination. The director who immerses himself in Latin and astronomy to the point of abandoning everything for the secrets of the universe, the greedy postman who reads every letter and then publicizes the villagers' private affairs, the lawyer who believes that the world is based on calculus, but then discovers that he cannot count the fish in the sea or his own tears. With the enchantment of poetry, and full of humour and tenderness for human weaknesses, Stefnsson explores the question of why we live at all, and at the same time immerses us fully in the river of life. Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
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AnneCecilie
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The only book by this author in the database, but this is one of his other books

About being seven when your mother dies. About being seven when suddenly a women arrives using your father‘s bedroom door. About being seven and have to always move according to your parents (read: father‘s) whims

Showing that things may not change that much trough the generations. Both set in the present day and when we follow the grandfather and his parents

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Catsandbooks 👏🏼🇮🇸 1mo
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charl08
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Should we admit to being idiots?

[A subheading in my current read. But possibly more widely applicable]

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Thndrstd
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In a very small village in Iceland, events lead its inhabitants to ponder the bigger questions of life, existence, happiness, and love. More of a series of connected stories than a novel, this beautifully written short book was written with love and playfulness.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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This was absolutely wonderful. Beautiful writing therefore gorgeous translation. A total gem.

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Siri_reads
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The main entrance to our house and my favourite place to read outside! Hopefully I will get some peace and quiet and time to read here today! Wish you a nice Sunday! ☀️📚

hilded Beautiful house you have 🤩 5y
Siri_reads @hilded takk 😁 5y
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This is one sentence!!! 14 lines! 🤪🤯

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I‘m struggling to finish this book. Mostly because I have a two year old who absolutely hates that I read. He wants all the attention! Also because the author uses very long sentences, almost no dividing into paragraphs and no quotation marks. The Norwegian teacher in me wants to find a red pen and rewrite, the other “holiday-person” just want to say “Shut up! Enjoy the book” 😅

AnneCecilie Må innrømme at jeg tenkte ikke så mye på det mens jeg leste denne, men så er jeg selv dårlig på tegnsetting, og har gjerne lange setninger selv. 5y
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie Jeg har sikkert jobbet for lenge som norsklærer. Henger meg mye opp i tegnsettingen merker jeg. Yrkesskade ? 5y
AnneCecilie Henger meg opp i ting jeg også, særlig skrivefeil. Jeg er selv sykt dårlig på punktum og komma så tenker ikke så mye på det. Samtidig blir det en egen flyt i teksten når det er mange komma og ikke så mange punktum. 5y
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie Ja, det har du rett i. Men det er vanskeligere å hoppe inn i igjen etter pause. Jeg får aldri tid til å lese mye av gangen. Så jeg synes det blir litt forvirrede ? 5y
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Siri_reads
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One of my reading spots in the garden. Looking out at the farm‘s barley field. The bench is terrible uncomfortable but will never be replaced. My husband‘s great grandfather built it and we think it dates back to about 1917 when our house was built ☀️#readingspot

BiblioLitten Beautiful!!♥️💚 5y
wanderinglynn What a lovely spot! 💚 5y
Erofan 😍 5y
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AnneCecilie 😍😍😍 5y
Siri_reads @BiblioLitten thank you 😁 5y
Siri_reads @wanderinglynn thank you 😊 5y
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Siri_reads
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Summer light ❤️ This is a picture of tonight‘s sunset 23.40. I could still read outside without flashlights 🔦. Unfortunately since there was no wind the mosquitoes were a little bit too annoying! So I went inside....

AnneCecilie Fantastisk bilde. 5y
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Siri_reads
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This was my reading spot today. We are currently enjoying our holiday at the cabin of my parents. Here there is no running water nor electricity and it is like entering a time capsule where the clock stopped in 1988. The children have an ipad ban and they play in the water and build a cabin of driftwood. Fingers crossed the sun will keep shining and the children not be fighting 😅

AnneCecilie Det så fantastisk ut. 5y
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Siri_reads
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Next up! The book has received great reviews so I'm looking forward to reading it! #iceland

AnneCecilie Leste denne i fjor og likte den veldig godt. Faktisk så godt at jeg vil lese mer av han. Karakterene i Sommerlys gjør virkelig inntrykk slik at jeg fremdeles husker de. Håper du liker boka like godt. (edited) 5y
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