The Whispering Muse

The Whispering Muse

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The Whispering Muse


SKU: 54929

by Sjón, Iceland.
In 1949, aboard a Danish merchant ship headed for the Black Sea, Valdimar Haraldasson, an eccentric Icelander with elevated ideas about the influence of fish consumption on Nordic civilization, has had the extraordinary good fortune to join the crew. Among them is the mythical hero Caeneus, disguised as the second mate. Every evening after dinner he entrances his fellow travelers with the tale of how he sailed with the fabled vessel the Argo on its quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. What unfolds is a slender but masterful, brilliant, and always entertaining novel that ranges from the comic to the mythic as it weaves together tales of antiquity with the modern world in a voice so singular as to seem possessed.
Paperback, 145pp. 2005/English 2012
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