The Ice Palace (Peter Owen Modern Classics)

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'How simple this novel is. How subtle. How strong. How unlike any other. It is unique. It is unforgettable. It is extraordinary.' - Doris Lessing

'if I had to choose a book I’m surprised isn’t the most famous book in the world it might be The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas.' - Max Porter

Eleven-year-old Siss and Unn are new friends - so new that they have spent only one whole evening in each other's company. But so profound is the bond between the two girls that when Unn inexplicably disappears Siss vows to keep her memory alive until she is found. All the force and mystery of their relationship seems encompassed in the frozen waterfall known as the ice palace. Vesaas's tells the story in prose of a lyrical economy that ranks among the most memorable achievements of modern literature.

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'How simple this novel is. How subtle. How strong. How unlike any other. It is unique. It is unforgettable. It is extraordinary.' --Doris Lessing, The Independent

'It is hard to do justice to 'The Ice Palace'... the narrative is urgent, the descriptions relentlessly beautiful, the meaning as powerful as the ice piling up on the lake.' --The Times

'Austere poetical clarity, stoical wisdom and a vivid response to nature.' --Times Literary Supplement

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Tarjei Vesaas (1987-1976) was born in the remote rural Telemark district of Norway, where he spent most of his life. Throughout his life he published several novels, volumes of poetry and a book of short stories which was awarded an international prize at Venice in 1952. He was awarded several other prizes and was a canidate for the Nobel Prize in 1964, 1968 and again in 1969. He died in 1970, his reputation as the leading Nordic writer firmly established.

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