Called home

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Norvik Press, 1995 - Fiction - 206 pages
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The story of Andri, a young man coming of age, is set against the background of the major volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland in 1973. By the end of the novel, passion, first love, horror, and discovery have left few things in, Andri's life as they had once seemed to be. Remarkably, however, Thordarson's contemporary romance plays out in a convincingly realistic world. "In Iceland, Agnar Thordarson is perhaps best known as a playwright since thirty of his plays have been performed on stage, radio and television... The story of Called Home is told in a way reminding us of the author's mastery of dramatic technique... The telling has the immediacy and objectivity of a stage play, with a steadily focused, slightly comic and satiric, fictional world continually before our mind's eye". from the introduction by Robert Kellogg.

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Robert Scholes is Research Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Professor Emeritus of English, Comparative Literature, and MCM, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Brown University. The author of many works of literary theory and pedagogy, he was President of the Modern
Language Association in 2004. The late Robert Kellogg was a professor of English from 1957 until 1967, chairman of the English department from 1974 to 1978, and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences from 1978 to 1985 at the University of Virginia. He was the first principal of Brown College at
Monroe Hill from 1985 to 1999. James Phelan is an internationally recognized expert in narrative theory. He is Humanities Distinguished Professor in the department of English at Ohio State University. He is the editor of the journal Narrative, and author of five books of narrative theory, including
Living to Tell About It, and the forthcoming Experiencing Fiction.

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