miércoles, 8 de enero de 2014

Independent People by Halldor Laxness (Review)

Independent People by Halldor Laxness
Review by Alex Canton-Dutari

This Icelandic Literature Nobel Prize Winner wrote an epic that depicts the struggle of a person trying to live out of bounds in the socio-economic interlinks weaved during the beginning of the 20th Century. Some of the information was astounding to me -- coffee as the national drink? The narrative is straightforward, mostly, though important messages are conveyed through poetry. Nevertheless, the epic novel is full of symbolisms that seem to stand forever in Western culture.