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Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar

Os Peixes Tamb m Sabem Cantar Os peixes tamb m sabem cantar depois de Gente independente um dos livros mais significativos e de sucesso na carreira de Halld r Laxness Sem d vida um dos que melhor explica ao seu leitor a Isl n

Os peixes tamb m sabem cantar , depois de Gente independente , um dos livros mais significativos e de sucesso na carreira de Halld r Laxness Sem d vida, um dos que melhor explica ao seu leitor a Isl ndia, descrevendo, atrav s da hist ria de vida do seu jovem protagonista, o momento hist rico da passagem da sua misteriosa e m gica sociedade ancestral modernidade dos Os peixes tamb m sabem cantar , depois de Gente independente , um dos livros mais significativos e de sucesso na carreira de Halld r Laxness Sem d vida, um dos que melhor explica ao seu leitor a Isl ndia, descrevendo, atrav s da hist ria de vida do seu jovem protagonista, o momento hist rico da passagem da sua misteriosa e m gica sociedade ancestral modernidade dos nossos dias O romance, que se situa em in cios do s culo XX, acompanha a passagem da inf ncia para a vida adulta do jovem lfgr mur Abandonado pela m e em Brekkukot, uma propriedade rural na periferia de Reykjav k ent o uma pequena cidade de poucos habitantes e sob o dom nio dinamarqu s , a inf ncia de lfgr mur decorre de forma id lica entre os trabalhos dom sticos na quinta, com a av adoptiva que recita os r mur e as antigas sagas islandesas, a aprendizagem de latim e a audi o, noite, das hist rias dos exc ntricos habitantes de Brekkukot lfgr mur, que sonha um dia tornar se pescador, tal como o seu av , v no entanto todos os seus projectos de futuro serem abalados pelo regresso a casa do Gar ar H lm Famoso cantor l rico, orgulho da Isl ndia, a vida de Gar ar est por m envolta num misterioso segredo, que caber a lfgr mur desvelar, ligando para sempre a sua vida desta estranha personagem Ser Gar ar a fazer com que lfgr mur se apaixone pela m sica, incitando o a alcan ar com o canto da sua voz a Nota Pura.

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  1. Halldór Laxness Mario Cruz Joao Cruz says:
    Born Halld r Gu j nsson, he adopted the surname Laxness in honour of Laxnes in Mosfellssveit where he grew up, his family having moved from Reyjav k in 1905 He published his first novel at the age of 17, the beginning of a long literary career of over 60 books, including novels, short stories, poetry, and plays Confirmed a Catholic in 1923, he later moved away from religion and for a long time was sympathetic to Communist politics, which is evident in his novels World Light and Independent People In 1955 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Comment 115 on “Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar

  1. Dolors says:
    Laxness brings together a catalog of eccentric characters and peculiar anecdotes to tell the story of Algrimur, an orphan taken in by an elderly couple that becomes his only family in a tiny village in the outskirts of Reykyjav k In the turf cottage where Algrimur grows up, a disparate crew of extravagant guests gathers at night The impoverished farmers, fishermen and shepherds get transformed into vagrant soothsayers, quack philosophers, sea captains and specialists in cesspools, who sit by the [...]

  2. Ema says:
    The fish can sing just like a bird,And grazes on the moorland scree,While cattle in a lowing herdRoam the rolling sea.Starting from this Icelandic paradox put in verse, Halld r Laxness weaves an enchanting tale on the outskirts of Reykjav k, in a time when the price of a Bible was equal to that of a heifer and people still tried to cure headaches by smearing their faces with warm cow dung Some say that The Fish Can Sing is a coming of age novel, but I don t really see it that way it is the diar [...]

  3. Luís Miguel says:
    Ao ler Laxness, ocorreu me v rias vezes a ideia de ter sido com ele que come ou a fic o islandesa Existiram outros antes, mas isso n o interessa agora A Isl ndia tem uma matriz liter ria moderna e aqui est ela.Seguimos a vida de Alfgrimur, desde a adop o pelos av s cuja viv ncia se faz da mais genu na e aut ntica fibra humana, at ao encontro com o homem real, por tr s do cantor de pera famoso Gar ar H lm Conhecemos Reiquejavique e Alfgrimur na inf ncia at adolesc ncia, passando por Brekkukot, a [...]

  4. Ray says:
    A gentle comedy set in pre independence Iceland Alfgrimur is abandoned as a baby and is brought up in a run down shack on the outskirts of Reykjavik Passing through the house are a motley bunch of deadbeat lodgers and wacky characters Most intriguing of all is Gardar Holm, the son of a neighbour He is a local boy made good overseas as a world renowned singer or is he.Gardar flits in and out of the boys life during fleeting return trips home, almost but not quite giving a concert to his adoring h [...]

  5. Dagný says:
    This is the same book as, in the English version, is called The Fish Can SingThis is very possibly the best book ever written Forgive my fretting about translations, I didn t want people to miss a thing Then I realized that the books tone, that true tone, will reach through all human languages.The story is set in Reykjavik in the beginning of the 20th century These are reminiscences about a boyhood spent with an old couple who adopt this abandoned baby in the same manner they welcome several str [...]

  6. Antonomasia says:
    Loved the earlier part of the book, an Icelandic Cider with Rosie, not so much the latter That could have had something to do with struggling through the second half in the haze of a seemingly random, day long migraine like headache and aftermath I could see the story was good , but wasn t on board with its particular brand of bittersweet illusion shattering enterprise It s going to be easiest to discuss this after quoting the blurb Abandoned as a baby, lfgr mur is content to spend his days as a [...]

  7. david says:
    d swim underwater, for a really long time.Great stuff from this Icelander.

  8. João Carlos says:
    Reykjavik in cio s c XXHalld r Laxness 1902 1998 o mais famoso escritor island s, laureado com o Pr mio Nobel da Literatura em 1955 lfgr mur, o narrador de Os Peixes Tamb m Sabem Cantar , foi um beb abandonado pela sua m e, uma jovem rapariga que partiu para a Am rica, que acaba adoptado pelo pescador Bj rn de Brekkukot e pela sua mulher, um casal de idosos, um av e uma av , que vivem numa pobre casa tradicional, com o telhado de erva relva turfa, um ref gio que alberga no seu s t o um grupo de [...]

  9. Friederike Knabe says:
    Halld r Laxness is undoubtedly Iceland s most famous writer The story goes that he was in the middle of writing Brekkukotsannall translated surprisingly as The Fish Can Sing when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1955 Did this recognition change the way he completed the novel May be, maybe not Still, reading it with that knowledge in the back of my mind, the novel turns for me into much that the intimate portrait of a family , a small village community at the turn of the last cen [...]

  10. Lorenzo Berardi says:
    Reykjavik today is such an interesting place Half spartan northern outpost, half ambitious capital of a scarcely populated but not diminutive country, the biggest and some say only town in Iceland welcomed your humble reviewer in style Bygone the hectic days of the financial and real estate bubble followed by the economic crisis that lead the local currency to lose a good deal of its value overnight and the national government to fall, Reykjavik is slowly recovering Quite reluctantly, many Icela [...]

  11. Stela says:
    Where fish leaves off in Iceland, Latin takes over I know I am unjust with my three star rating, but The Fish Can Sing is one of those books I ve instantly recognized the literary value of, but I couldn t care much for Moreover, it constantly reminded me of Salman Rushdie s Satanic Verses I hear some heartfelt protests here in a bizarre, twisted kind of way, not only because I had the same mixed feelings about that one too, but also because it is its total opposite instead of a rich, overcrowded [...]

  12. Katie says:
    I want to re read this book already I read it in Iceland, continuing my vow to read only local authors when I travel the world Sitting on top of an Icelandic mountain, surrounded by sheep covered in that famous wool, looking out over the ocean, and reading this superb little book of stories, was just about the happiest I have ever been He is beyond comparison, but Laxness can perhaps be likened to Hemingway, if Hemingway liked people Laxness loves them He loves the lessons they teach each other, [...]

  13. Victor Hugo says:
    Sempre tive desejo de ler literatura fora da minha esfera de livros familiares Para tais descobertas muito contribui conhecer pessoas com quem possamos falar sobre livros, e em tais conversas haverem sugest es para novas leituras Foi mais ou menos assim que este livro veio parar s minhas m os.Num primeiro momento fiquei bastante entusiasmado com a leitura, com o que estava a conhecer atrav s do ponto de vista de um personagem, entre outros, e com a Isl ndia do in cio do s culo XX representada Fu [...]

  14. Χρήστος says:
    2.5 5 , coming of age, , , 2 3 , , , , , .

  15. Abi says:
    My second Laxness novel after Independent People, this is lighter in subject matter, and lyrical in style It is a charming novel dealing with the coming of age of lfgr mur, an orphan brought up by his grandparents in a small village in Iceland Reykjav k, in the days when it was a small village It is not your typical coming of age novel though it is profoundly odd in a way that is difficult to explain but that stems mainly from the mysterious Gar ar H lm, the singer reminiscent in some ways of N [...]

  16. Jenny (Reading Envy) says:
    Blasphemy, but I feel like in reading one book by Laxness I kind of have him covered He gets repetitive in his patterns and it makes the actual plot in his novels take a long time to get to.But one of my rules in speed dating my collection is being willing to say NOPE.

  17. Carolyn says:
    I am indulging myself by re reading this literary gem, and what a perfect book it is It is a gentle, humorous coming of age narrative written in the first person set in the early 1900s Reykjavik was only a town of 5,000 people, and the farm Brekkukot was situated right on the edge of the current cbd.It is a simple story, beautifully told, of a young boy Alfgrimur, left by his mother on her way to America He is fostered by Bjorn and his wife, the elderly couple whose farm is a haven and home for [...]

  18. Michelle says:
    What a strange and bewildering book I started it eagerly, then languished a bit in its digressive opening chapters After ignoring it for a few weeks, I moved it to my on hold shelf usually the kiss of death only to pick it up again and find myself drawn in The story is narrated by a young boy, Alfgr mur, growing up under the care of his adoptive grandparents, who are principled, hardworking, poor, and generous to the point of recklessness Their seaside cottage outside Reykjavik still, at this po [...]

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  20. Calzean says:
    A Wonderful portrait of the simple life in a small village near Reykjavik in the days when bibles cost a cow, the need for a barber shop was a point of much debate, fables, little people and simplicity ruled.It traces the early life of a boy abandoned at birth and reared by two old people who share their poor abode with a great set of mad characters There is a mysterious famous opera singer, kind people and a few ambitious people.There s a lot going on this part saga, part historical piece Great [...]

  21. Neal Adolph says:
    After having finished this novel this morning, I m grateful for it.The Fish Can Sing is the story of a building, community, and place in Iceland that is a part of the growing city of Reykjavik This place is changing rapidly, even though the protagonist a young boy named Alfgrimur is mostly unaware of the changes because his adopted grandmother and grandfather live very traditional lives They impart a great deal of wisdom to Alfgrimur because of their traditions morals about life, love, money, go [...]

  22. Azma says:
    Many reviews are very ecstatic about this coming of age novel, set in Iceland That genre generally is not my first choice in reading Nevertheless, the main character Alfgr mur is quite mature, having a firm mind and knowing the value of self worth, just needing some guidance about the larger world It seems that several characters speak about the one pure note Even the clock chimes it as the syllables of eternity and the old pastor is certain of it daily The opera singer G rd r Holm describes the [...]

  23. Guttersnipe Das says:
    For years now I ve loved the work of Halldor Laxness, Iceland s pre eminent man of letters, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1955 but now is seldom read I am forever thrusting his books upon people and begging them to read him at once Usually I urge them to start with Independent People , which is regarded as his masterpiece This does not always go well One of my friends complained, It s 500 pages about sheep farming I said, Yes It is 500 UTTERLY SCINTILLATING pages about sheep farming S [...]

  24. Matt says:
    I gave a copy of Under the Glacier by Laxness as a Christmas gift But I would not give The Fish Can Sing as a gift For Fish it takes awhile to see the merit or brilliance in it I m aware things went over my head to, it s easy to get lost in the paragrahs, but I think this worth reading, and I realize merit even though I had difficulty with it Under the Glacier is so bizarre and funny because of how outlandish the content is This is bizarre too, but a subtle bizarre For the first 100 pages or sl [...]

  25. Sylvester says:
    I ve been wanting to read Independent People for ages, but this title was much appealing so I read this instead It was harder to read than I expected, some bits were delightful, other times I wasn t sure what Laxness was getting at I m not sure if this is a translation thing or simply his style He can be clear as a bell, and then obfuscate to the point that I want to quit It s odd, too, leafing through the book after I finished it I saw little moments here and there that glinted at me Almost li [...]

  26. Sian Lile-Pastore says:
    I read this because i got all icelandy after reading Names for the Sea Strangers in Iceland Laxness is the undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth century , so you d have to be an idiot not to like this right I m that idiot.It is beautifully written and has a sweet sort of quiet feel to it, and I like reading about coffee and cake but I found it so slow and I just wanted it to end There is a lot about lumpfish in this book too, at [...]

  27. Jessi says:
    I know that this book is very well regarded but I was bored It s very flowery language, well interpreted but bo o o ring The other women in the Tumbleweed bookclub liked it alot except Lisa, she agreed with me This is a wonderful glimpse into 1950s Icleand and, if you can slog through the entire book, a great ending but dear good in heaven, you have to work for it.


  28. scarlettraces says:
    This is funny Was Laxness always this funny I don t remember Independent People and Iceland s Bell being particularly amusing, but maybe I m developing subtlety in my middle years and tragic, naturally.

  29. Erwin Maack says:
    Por exemplo, se algu m empregasse numa conversa a palavra caridade , ach vamos que era uma esp cie de cita o fr vola, irrelevante ou despropositada do Livro dos Serm es Para falarmos na nossa casa acerca de fazer caridade , us vamos a express o ter bom cora o , ou boa A palavra amor tamb m nunca se ouvia na nossa casa, exceto se algum b bedo ou criada solteira particularmente est pida vinda do campo se lembrasse de recitar alguns versos de um poeta moderno qualquer e, ainda por cima, o vocabul r [...]

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