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History. a Mess. - by Sigrun Palsdottir (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 120

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Open Letter

Author: Sigrun Palsdottir

Language: English

Street Date: July 23, 2019
TCIN: 77123913
UPC: 9781940953984
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-3908


"Absolutely brilliant from beginning to end."--Halla Oddn� Magn�sd�ttir, National TV

"An amazing story . . . A very memorable reading experience, and in spite of a serious undertone there's a very finely tuned quiet humour."--J�l�a M. Alexandersd�ttir, Morgunbladid

"A complex and arresting novel where a super precise style and an ingenious construction come together."--Nomination Committee for the Women's Literature Prize

"Like a cubist work of art."--J�hanna Mar�a Einarsd�ttir, DV

"As her state of mind becomes increasingly fraught, Lytton Smith's adept translation skillfully conveys [the narrator's] neurotic, internal experience, which often expresses possibilities, thoughts, speculation, and interpretations instead of an external reality."--Callum McAllister, Asymptote Journal

"History. A Mess. ... is at once a disturbing but riveting portrait of a glassy psyche and an enlightening critique of the constraints and pressures of modern scholarship."--Bailey Trela, Ploughshares

"Fans of the nouveau roman--Marguerite Duras, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, etc.--will be right at home here."--Kirkus Reviews

"P�lsd�ttir writes with the hand of a mystery author and the mind of a postmodernist, teasing out her protagonist's problem while playing with literary forms, fragmenting timelines, and injecting fierce irony."--Publishers Weekly

"Its ambition is met with resounding success every step of the way."--Will Harris, Books and Bao

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