The Seed

The Seed

by Tarjei Vesaas

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Overview

From the author of The Ice Palace, winner of Bookslut's Daphne Award for fiction, comes a new addition to the Peter Owen Modern Classics series

The themes of 1940's The Seed are violence and guilt. A maniac visiting an island murders a girl. He is pursued by the islanders and killed by the victim's brother. Too late, the avengers become aware of their own guilt, with its attendant mutual mistrust, and they attempt to expiate their crime. Vesaas's graphic evocation of nature and his parallel between the violence of savage animals and humanity make this a book of unusual literary distinction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780720616385
Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Series: Peter Owen Modern Classic Series
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tarjei Vesaas (1897–1970) is widely considered to be one of Norway's greatest writers of the 20th century and perhaps its most important since World War II. He published several novels including The Ice Palace, several 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 candidate for the Nobel Prize in 1964, 1968, and 1969.

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