Land of Love and Ruins - Oddny Eir

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Somewhere within a constellation that contains Ben Lerner and Terry Tempest Williams, there shines Oddny Eir: poet, environmentalist, Bjork collaborator... Starting from an already lovely story of finding the place for independence in a new romance, she creates something like an epic hymn to sustainability that winds its way back through an ancestral Icelandic past and forward into the uncertain world of global change. Every essayistic tangent in these collected diary entries—whose endless succession of memorial days includes Cream-Puff Day and the Feast of Psychoanalysis—folds itself back into the exceptionally tender core, which is all the more tender for being so fiery with passion.

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By Oddný Eir, Philip Roughton (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781632060723
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Published: Restless Books - October 25th, 2016

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