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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
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
The extraordinary new novel from Nordic Council Literature Prize-winning Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir 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 Joyces's Ulysess and a Remington typewriter, Hekla heads for Reykjavik with a manuscript buried in her bags. She moves in with her friend Jon, a gay man who longs to work in the theatre, 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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TEFOD
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1958-
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Auður A. Ólafsdóttir
Dewey number
839/.6934
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT7511.A89
LC item number
U5413 2020eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • FitzGibbon, Brian
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Women authors
  • Social role
  • Friendship
  • Gay men
  • Fishers
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Iceland
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
Label
Miss Iceland, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon
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online resource
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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Extent
1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802149244
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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591917f1-fbfd-4426-a08b-5f31ef18a173
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1160206915
  • (OCoLC)on1160206915
Label
Miss Iceland, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802149244
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
591917f1-fbfd-4426-a08b-5f31ef18a173
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1160206915
  • (OCoLC)on1160206915

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