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The Old Man and His Sons The Story Of People Living On The Remote Faroe Islands In The North Sea, And Their Lives And Struggles, Tragedies And Laughter It Tells The Tale Of The Transformation Of A Rural Society Into A Modern Nation Of Fisheries And The Conflicts Between Generations That Result.


About the Author: Heðin Brú

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10 thoughts on “The Old Man and His Sons

  1. says:

    What a strange reaction I m having to this book Tragicomical is the first word that comes to mind as I flail around for an explanation If The Old Man and His Sons does anything, it makes the reader uncomfortable I didn t know whether to laugh or cringe as I read the book As I approached the end, I thought that my feelings might resolve themselves, but now, in the post reading pondering, I m still baffled Was the novel supposed to elicit pity for the pathetic characters or some kind of quai What a strange reaction I m having to this book Tragicomical is the first word that comes to mind as I flail around for an explanation If The Old Man and His Sons does anything, it makes the reader uncomfortable I didn t know whether to laugh or cringe as I read the book As I approached the end, I thought that my feelings might resolve themselves, but now, in the post reading pondering, I m still baffled Was the novel supposed to elicit pity for the pathetic characters or some kind of quaint longing for a simpler life While the setting of the work is important, for the...


  2. says:

    This book was too short, and over too soon It took a long time to track down a book written in the Faroe Islands that had actually been translated into English This was written in the 1940s, depicting a quickly fading old way of living as a Faroese Islander Brutal whale hunt, brutal living, but debt free This is a simple story with memorable characters, but tends to drive home the message of the old ways having value and being disregarded a little too forcefully Because the Faroe Islands a This book was too short, and over too soon It took a long time to track down a book written in the Faroe Islands that had actually been translated into English This was written in the 1940s, depicting a quickly fading old way of living as a Faroese Islander Brutal whale hunt, brutal living, but debt free This is a simple story with memorable characters, but tends to drive home...


  3. says:

    My review for Translation Thursday THE OLD MAN AND HIS SONS by He in Br good luck pronouncing that one translated from Faroese no really, it s a language.I ll leave the whole review on my blog for a week or so.


  4. says:

    Heoin Bru s The Old Man And His Sons is a beautiful, gripping chronicle of the daily struggle for survival on the Faroe Islands, a huddle of storm ravaged specks of rock in the north Atlantic.First published in Faroese in 1940, the book was translated into English by New York publishers Eriksson in 1970, and has been unearthed and re published this year, to their tremendous credit, by translation experts Telegram.Like the book itself, it s a venture worthy of great praise This is a stunning a Heoin Bru s The Old Man And His Sons is a beautiful, gripping chronicle of the daily struggle for survival on the Faroe Islands, a huddle of storm ravaged specks of rock in the north Atlantic.First published in Faroese in 1940, the book was translated into English by New York publishers Eriksson in 1970, and has been unearthed and re published this year, to their tremendous credit, by translation experts Telegram.Like the book itself, it s a venture worthy o...


  5. says:

    It was hard to read this portrait of modernity encroaching on tradition in the Faroe Islands without recalling other, perhaps better known novels that have grappled with similar material and happen to be among my own favorites Not for long, though, because He in Br s The Old Man And His Sons is very much its own book Its fatalism bears a lighter touch than the bleakness of Halld r Laxness Iceland, and isdown to earth than the religion and mysticism of George Mackay Brown s Orkney sto It was hard to read this portrait of modernity encroaching on tradition in the Faroe Islands without recalling other,...


  6. says:

    Opening A school of blackfish is in Seyvr gs Fjord two or three hundred small whales, swimming silently round in little groups, and longing to be backin the broad ocean again, for this is not the way they intended to go.


  7. says:

    This was one of those books that leapt out of the huge list of the books people had already found for their own Around the World list Scrolling down the page Estonia, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Faroe Islands, Fiji Hold on what The Faroes There are books written about or in the Faroes I have to read it So on I went, and ordered the book and it arrived in the giant shopping spree of parcels I had delivered to work the postma...


  8. says:

    Gives a brilliant, human and succinct insight into an obscure world that of a family and community living in the transition out of one of the last subsistence economies of Western Europe, seventy years ago in the Faroe Islands As a premise that sounds academic, but this book is as easy to follow and as eventful as a soap an interesting and non sensationalist oneArchers than Corrie The writer was born in the Faroes in 1901 and lived there all his life.The changing times are illustrate Gives a brilliant, human and succinct insight into an obscure world that of a family and community living in the transition out of one of the last subsistence economies of Western Europe, seventy years ago in the Faroe Islands As a premise that sounds academic, but this book i...


  9. says:

    Around the world Faroe Islands The Old Man And His Sons by He in Br is an account of the daily struggle for survival in a rural village on the wave washed Faroe Islands, set against creeping modernisation of the society The opening chapter details the grindadr p, the communal whale hunt, in all its bloody magnificence Drunk and adrenaline fueled by the kill, Ketil, the old man of the title, buys a huge chunk of whale meat beyond his means, and with the assistance of his as he sees it feck Around the world Faroe Islands The Old Man And His Sons by He in Br is an account of the daily struggle for survival in a rural village on the wave washed Faroe Islands, set against creeping modernisation of the society The opening chapter details the grindadr p, the communal whale hunt, in all its bloody magnificence Drunk and adrenaline fueled by the kill, Ketil, the old man of the title, buys a huge chunk of whale meat beyond his means, and with the assistance of his as he sees it feckless youngest son sets out on a ...


  10. says:

    A book that subtly describes the coming of the modern world and the slow disappearing of the old ways of living for the Faroe Islanders.The book is a series of events the hunting and killing of a whale pod the most dramatic part of the book , the anguish of the father saddled with a major debt, a fishing trip, scavenging for driftwood, the borrowing of a horse, the death of an old friend, the scheming of a lazy neighbour, the shooting of a seal, trading for a piece of wood to make an oar, etc A book that subtly describes the coming of the modern world and the slow disappearing of the old ways of living for the Faroe Islanders.The book is a series of events the hunting and killing of a whale pod the most dramatic part of the book , the anguish of the father saddled with a major debt, a fishing trip, scavenging for driftwood,...


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