9780375727573-0375727574-World Light

World Light

ISBN-13: 9780375727573
ISBN-10: 0375727574
Edition: Reprint
Author: Laxness, Halldor
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 624 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780375727573
ISBN-10: 0375727574
Edition: Reprint
Author: Laxness, Halldor
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 624 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Laxness, Halldor wrote World Light comprising 624 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0375727574 and 9780375727573. Since then World Light textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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As an unloved foster child on a farm in rural Iceland, Olaf Karason has only one consolation: the belief that one day he will be a great poet. The indifference and contempt of most of the people around him only reinforces his sense of destiny, for in Iceland poets are as likely to be scorned as they are to be revered. Over the ensuing years, Olaf comes to lead the paradigmatic poet’s life of poverty, loneliness, ruinous love affairs and sexual scandal. But he will never attain anything like greatness.
As imagined by Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness in this magnificently humane novel, what might be cruel farce achieves pathos and genuine exaltation. For as Olaf’s ambition drives him onward–and into the orbits of an unstable spiritualist, a shady entrepreneur, and several susceptible women–World Light demonstrates how the creative spirit can survive in even the most crushing environment and even the most unpromising human vessel.

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