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The Hills Reply - by Tarjei Vesaas (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Archipelago Books

Author: Tarjei Vesaas

Language: English

Street Date: December 10, 2019
TCIN: 77123670
UPC: 9781939810380
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-3732


"Vesaas writes beautifully about the natural world, but he presents it as a frequently harsh and brutal place. Early in the book, one character encounters a crane, and a sublime passage about the grace with which birds move gives way to something much more visceral ... There's beauty to be found outdoors, but it's not without its horrors.The conflicted role of humans in nature is a familiar theme, but few narratives hum with the surreal power of this one." -- Kirkus Reviews
"This final work by one of Norway's most significant writers of the 20th century has the abstract, colorist strangeness of Matisse's late wall-hangings. What would happen if landscape entirely superseded people (as if this doesn't happen when we die). Here's a beautiful, arresting answer." -John Freeman, Lithub

"Tarjei Vesaas is the best and most interesting Norwegian writer after the Second World War. His language is so sensitive, so open to his characters' minds and the landscape they inhabit, that it gives form to that space between - between people and other people, between people and nature - the space where our lives unfold." -Karl Ove Knausgaard

"A clear crystal of imagination...a rare kind of masterpiece" -Daily Telegraph

"A rare mixture of creative vitality, conviction and artistry." -Guardian

"An excellent translation by Elizabeth Rokkan catches the quiet, poetic mood." -Sunday Telegraph

"Infinitely calm and strong." -Daily Telegraph

"Disturbing and beautiful...elaborate and powerful." -Sunday Times

"A book of great strength and beauty." -The Times

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