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  • Paperback
  • 580 pages
  • Konan við 1000°
  • Hallgrímur Helgason
  • Italian
  • 02 July 2017
  • 9788804636083

10 thoughts on “Konan við 1000°

  1. says:

    This is a novel written in first person voice of an elderly woman from Iceland who is contemplating her death and the 1,000 degrees Celsius that will be needed to cremate her body As she considers her demise she recalls her teenage years living in Denmark when the Germans invaded and her family became entangled in the upheaval of war The book describes a present day curmudgeonly and crusty personality that is a product of a hardscrabble youth when she was forced to struggle and use her wits to survive.Multiple stories are revealed as the book s narrative switches back and forth between the past and present Her family was stranded in German controlled Denmark early in World War II unable to return to Iceland Her family was split on how to respond to the invasion The following excerpt describes the divisions within the family as they sit around a dining table trying to carry on a conversation Grandma sat at the end and glared at the SS insignia on my father as he slipped into the place farthest away from her I sat opposite him and felt as if I were sitting at a negotiating table Because it was a tricky situation Grandma was a Danish aristocrat who was married to an Icelander and despised the Germans Dad was a German soldier who was married to an Icelandic woman and despised the Danes J n Krabbe was a half Icelandic official, married to a Danish woman, who every day had to bow to the Germans Puti was a half Danish but optimistic Icelander who allow...


  2. says:

    In which is demonstrated that there is a difference between having a terrific idea for a book and writing it.Herra is 80 years old and has already made an appointment with the crematorium, although as the pleasant young man on the phone points out, she has to be dead before they push her into the 1000 oven In the meantime she lives alone in a garage along with a laptop and a hand grenade On the laptop she has set up several accounts at facebook, using a photo of Linda P tursd ttir Miss World 1988 as any fule kno , and gingering up the hopes of men from Harare to Hamilton The hand grenade is a relic from WW2 To deflect the legitimate concern of her carer she claims it is a novelty perfume flask Feu de Cologne.It all starts off well, you see Droll, in a quirky, bizarre way What German calls skurril, which is a false friend to the English word scurrilous Not vulgar or offensive, merely freakish, funky, flaky Fun.Like many elderly people, Herra lives in the past than the present, and like many an elderly raconteur, the memories pour in willy nilly The most intense experiences of her life are the ones that elbow their way to the front of the unruly crowd those of the war years, when she was a girl in Denmark and Germany As one might expect, the fun fizzles out fast to be replaced by horror So the concept is realistic Yes, 80 year olds do ramble I know, I spend several hours a week with my 89 year old father in law He s a poppet with a great sense of...


  3. says:

    Despite my personal dislike of quirky old person narratives, I really found myself enjoying this novel Herra Bjornsson lives in a garage where she is dying from emphysema, and is thinking back on her life And what a life She came of age in Iceland during World War II I had never stopped to think about Iceland during World War II, and the book gave me the occasion to do so Technically Iceland was ruled by Denmark at the time, but Denmark was invaded by Germany while the island of Iceland was occupied by the British And in 1944, Iceland declared its independence in the midst of the worldwide chaos.So what do you do if you are a young Icelandic girl whose father fights for the Nazis Herra moves with her mother to the Danish island of Amrum where hundreds of people are taking shelter from the war, until they are forced to relocate At that point she is sent to live with a family who is supposed to only take her in for a few months But when her mother doesn t make the rendezvous point and Herra s father goes back to the front, she is forced as a young teen to attempt to survive on her own, taking her through areas of Denmark, Poland, and Germany When she returns to Iceland, her father is ostracized and she can t forgive her mother, while her grandparents the president of Iceland have war forgetting cocktail parties for the new wealthy class that profited from the war.Between the chapters of this history are chapters from the present day, which in this novel is 2...


  4. says:

    If you like Bj rk An Icelandic 80 year old woman named Herra Bj rnsson lies in her garage, a human reliquary holding onto the live grenade from WWII she was given by her Nazi father, estranged from her two sons, and waiting to die after having made an appointment for the 14th to be cremated a Woman at 1,000 degrees.Herra may be the crassest female narrator in my recollection, often resorting to the vulgar in language to describe the repulsive in life It is definitely not for those weak of stomach She recounts her tragic life beginning primarily when she, the daughter of a confused Icelandic royal who joins the Nazi cause, becomes a lost child who treks across Poland trying to survive, suffering brutal rapes time and again and being forced to sell her body for food, often describing her degradation in sickening detail At one time she passes near the Treblinka extermination camp, and describes the smell of burning bodies She goes with her father to Argentina, presumably for him to escape prosecution as a Nazi ...


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  6. says:

    I really enjoyed the first 200 pages of this book Herra Bjornsson is an old, feisty, foul mouthed woman who has had a huge life and who s story is pretty amazing Until it wasn t I could have done without the last 100 pages at least there was plenty of sorrow and anger and angst in the stories that were told on the previous pages that I am not sure we needed It is a good example of having a real...


  7. says:

    The narrator is 80 years old and lies dying in a converted garage attic She looks back at her life and relates a tale of mainly her experiences during WWII where she is separated from her parents and roams around Germany and Poland The narrator is Icelandic she reminds the reader on almost every page ,...


  8. says:

    Very rarely do I enjoy a man writing about a women s experiences especially those involving rape , but Helgason does quite a formidable job Maybe it s the fact that I didn t live through World War II, or that I m not an Icelandic woman, but his voice was certainly refreshing I mean, first of all, I can t remember the last time that I read a book about an elderly person Maybe never Second of all, Herra is blunt and brunt and rude And that s something women rarely get to be, even in literature.And, something I don t see as often is women living to their greatest potential Herra did so much and was forced to do so much so it s completely understandable why she takes upon such a harsh tone through Helgason s writing She falls in love multiple times, gets pregnant multiple times, is forced to flee multiple times all while being accompanied by her father s hand grenade There s also some great passages about being a woman within this book that I so wish I ...


  9. says:

    They say your life passes before your eyes before you die Something like this is happening to Herra Bj rnsson as she lies bedridden and clutching a live WWII hand grenade in a converted garage in Reykjavik Herra s been forgotten and exploited by family and friends, but she hasn t lost the dark sense of humor that has enabled her to survive a life that would have broken a dozen lesser women Tossed about by world history and personal tragedy, she lives life on her own terms When she calls a crematorium to make a reservation for her own cremation at 1000 degrees Celsius, you realize she intends to die on her own terms as well Don t read this book if you want to laugh without crying at the same time As a young girl, Herra lives a simple and happy life with her mother on a remote island in Iceland, but shortly before WWII, her Danish Icelandic father returns to claim the family he s hidden away in shame When the war breaks out, her father becomes a Nazi soldier while Herra and her mother navigate life in occupied Denmark, until circumstances separate them and launches Herra into a survival situation in war torn Poland From then on, Herra s life enters a series of amazing roller coaster up an...


  10. says:

    An octogenarian Icelander ruminates on her life from the confines of a hospital bed in someone s garage.I struggled with this one Chapters 19 20 have some of the most beautiful language I ve read in a long time At other times Herra s memoirs are slow going and uninspiring At 300 some pages it should have been an easygoing read but it felt like I was wading in this woman s life for weeks and weeks, living the War in real time, especially at the end.Very similar to the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Only without ...


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Konan við 1000°Fa Bene A Tutti Perdere La Facciata Della Propria Casa, Sentire Lo Stridore Dei Freni Davanti Al Proprio Figlio O Vedere Sparare Alla Schiena Al Proprio Innamorato Ho Sempre Detestato Frequentare Gente Che Non Ha Mai Dovuto Scavalcare Un Cadavere A Herra Bjornsson Tutto Questo Capitato Ma Non Solo Le Capitato Anche Di Baciare Il Pi Famoso Dei Beatles Quando Erano Solo Ignoti Scarafaggi Appena Sbarcati Ad Amburgo E Di Incrociare In Una Bettola Di Parigi Lo Sguardo Libidinoso Di Sartre Le Capitato Di Attraversare La Guerra Con Un Unica Ricchezza, Due Perle Della Collana Di Casanova, Peccato Che Un Soldato Tedesco Alto E Idiota Le Abbia Viste E Se Le Sia Mangiate Ha Scaricato Pi Di Un Uomo Con La Frase E Arrivato Il Taxi , Compreso, Ancora In Sala Parto, Il Padre Del Suo Primogenito Ha Fatto Tre Figli Con Nove Uomini, Conoscendo Le Canaglie Di Mezzo Mondo Nipote Titolata Del Primo Presidente D Islanda, Ha Attraversato Il Vecchio Continente E Si Spinta Fino In Sudafrica E In Argentina, Ha Conosciuto Le Guerre E Si Fatta Nuovi Amici E Spasimanti Su Facebook E Sopravvissuta Ai Figli Privi Di Talento E A Tutte Le Terribili Nuore Ma Ora, Chiusa In Un Garage Nella Sua Amata Reykjavik, In Compagnia Di Un Computer Portatile, Due Stecche Di Pall Mall E Una Bomba A Mano Di Fabbricazione Tedesca, Decisa A Battere Sul Tempo La Propria Malattia Non Senza Aver Preparato La Sua Ultima, Grandiosa Vendetta


About the Author: Hallgrímur Helgason

Hallgr mur Helgason is an Icelandic author, painter, translator, cartoonist and essayist He has studied at the School of Visual Arts and Crafts in Reykjav k and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.His most famous works are 101 Reykjav k, which was made into a popular film, and H fundur slands Iceland s Author , which won the Icelandic Literary Prize in 2001 He was nominated for the prize again