By Tarjei Vesaas
11-year previous ladies, Unn and Siss, meet. Unn is set to bare a mystery, one who ends up in her dying in a formation of ice brought on by a wide waterfall. Siss's fight along with her constancy to the reminiscence of a chum, the unusual frozen global of the waterfall, and the outline of Unn's deadly exploration of the ice palace are defined in prose of a lyrical financial system that ranks one of the memorable achievements of contemporary literature. usually short-listed for the Nobel Prize, Tarjei Vesaas (1897-1976) used to be provided the Nordic Council Prize in 1973 for this novel. A modernist who maintained a level of technical experimentation all through his paintings, he's normally thought of to be considered one of Norway's nice glossy writers. How basic this novel is. How sophisticated. How robust. How in contrast to the other. it's precise. it truly is unforgettable. it truly is extraordinary.""--Doris Lessing. ""It is tough to do justice to The Ice Palace. The narrative is pressing, the descriptions relentlessly appealing, the which means as robust because the ice piling up at the lake.""--The London instances.
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At last. To come into the light of the outside lamp ! They fell back, the things at the sides of the road, and once more turned into a mutter outside the circle of light, leaving Siss to go in to Mother and Father. Father had an office in the district, and now he was sitting comfortably in his chair, very much at home. Mother was reading as she usually did when she had time. It was not yet time for bed. They did not jump up anxiously when they saw Siss, out of breath and covered in rime. ' She stared at them at first.
So there would be even more prying. She might as well face it. ' Siss waited. Mother said: 'What was it like at Unn's then, Siss? ' said Siss sharply. 'Doesn't sound much like it,' said Father smiling at her. ' 35 She looked at them. They were being as kind as they knew how, she supposed, but' Nothing,' she said. 'But you do pry so. ' 'Go in and get something to eat. ' She had not, but serve them right. ' Very well, you'd better go to bed then. You look worn out. And I expect it'll be all right in the morning.
Not a drop on the ceiling here, and the roar of the waterfall was muffled. This room seemed to be made for shouting in, if you had something to shout about, a wild shout about companionship and comfort. ' When she had done so she started. ' came in answer from at least three directions. She stood still until the shout mingled with the roar. Then she crossed the room. As she did so she thought about her mother, and about Siss, and about the other-she managed it for a very brief moment. The call had made an opening; now it slammed shut again.