Adam

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By Tarjei Vesaas, Torbjorn Stoverud (Translator), Michael Barnes (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780914671206
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Published: Archipelago Books - May 3rd, 2016

There are few things in this world so mysterious as a Vesaas novel. Though he published both fiction and poetry, in the novels his poetic gifts surface in mood and bold imagry rather than labored and ornate language. In this story of a moderately mentally-handicapped man, Vesaas explores the human mind's primitist impulses - our need to discover significance (indeed, omens) in the mundane and our need to barter with blind, deaf fate.