The Whispering Muse

The Whispering Muse

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Paperback, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2014, ISBN13 9780374534769, ISBN10 0374534764
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THE WHISPERING MUSE

" A] sublime little book . . . A work of coy humor and shape-shifting magic . . . A contemporaty fabulist of the first order." --"The Wall Street Journal
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Sjon is one of the world's great writers. His work has been championed by the likes of Junot Diaz, David Mitchell, Bjork, A. S. Byatt, Hari Kunzru, Michel Faber, and Alberto Manguel, who calls "The Whispering Muse ""an extraordinary, powerful fable--a marvel." He is Iceland's greatest living novelist, and "The Whispering Muse "is the book that will push him firmly into the international literary spotlight.
The year is 1949 and Valdimar Haraldsson, an eccentric Icelander with elevated ideas about the influence of fish consumption on Nordic civilization, has had the singular good fortune to be invited to join a Danish merchant ship on its way to the Black Sea. Among the crew is the mythical hero Caeneus, disguised as the second mate. Every evening after dinner he entrances his fellow travelers with the tale of how he sailed with the fabled vessel the "Argo" on the Argonauts' quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece.
What unfolds is a slender, brilliant, always entertaining novel that evokes Borges and Calvino as it weaves together tales of myth and antiquity with the modern world in a literary voice so singular as to seem possessed.

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Number of Pages: 143
Original Languages: English
Author: Sjon ,  Cribb, Victoria
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
ISBN-13: 9780374534769
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 7.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0374534764
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