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The plot and characters and open up a much broader understanding of Siss and her tribulations While the prose is swift and the novel is short you would do well to slow down and really xamine what Vesaas has written much as you would do with any poem Without giving anything away the ice palace found in the novel can be viewed on many different levels from a symbol of several of the characters as death or ven as the novel itself I don t want to go into it as not to provide spoilers but after reading this I felt cheated that I didn t read this for a class and didn t have an ssay to formulate as I had so much to say about all of Vesaas hidden messages This is a near perfect and very teach able novel It calls up the nostalgic feeling of adolescence dazzles you with it s simple and direct poetry provides food for thought constantly keeps things fresh as the style shifts around one chapter is just a short poem plus it practically has its own soundtrack with the vivid cracking of ice and as it s hard not to image a woodwind composition playing after all the talk of woodwind players in the last third of the novel Oh and there is some terrifying bits about walking down the road in opaue darkness This novel is powerful and chilling sorry after all the descriptions of icy cold I had to include at least one cold pun 55 Sometimes when you lose someone the loss is so bewildering and heavy you have to decide whether to break off a part of yourself in letting them go or be pulled under with themIt takes courage and xperience to take the limb or aortic chamber and snap it off knowing the shards of ice will splinter and wound Knowing ach time you try to wiggle that finger or listen to the incomplete thud of your heartbeat you will painfully re The Ice palace takes place in the raw scenery of the Norwegian late autumn The vening roaring heralds the strengthening of the ice covering the nearby lake and in the shadow on the roadsides unnamed creatures are skulking But you are not afraid of darkness Siss are you There s nothing to be afraid of It ll nvelop you with soft coat and then you can hear its indistinct voice It loves to play sometimes with you but you know all its clever tricks all these whispers and rustles There is only one thing you just can t run away Because when you once start then you will never stop So go Siss Unn s cottage is very close And you are going to have a wonderful time Leader of school pack Siss and timid and a bit mysterious Unn The story of their friendship is very short just one vening During this meeting Siss and Unn uncomfortably like new born horses attempting to stand on owns legs are trying to make friendship shyly and awkwardly xamine own faces in the mirror Something pulls them and repulses girls trying to talk about the secret from Unn s past but this scares away Siss and on the next day Unn takes #Her Secret To The #secret to the palace View of the palace is absolutely stunning Shiny cold and inaccessible and yet so tempting Dainty lace decorating slender columns openwork lace Chambers sparkling with colors white blue As Buried eleven year old Siss heads out in to the darkness of a late autumnvening she hears ice crack down by the riverIt s been an unusually cold autumn and an unlikely ice palace of pic proportions has formed from a frozen waterfall and the an unusually cold autumn and an unlikely ice palace of pic proportions has formed from a frozen waterfall and the and the cold have dominated the villagers mindsSiss s mind is particularly focused on the lements as she walks alone near the remote woods as ice thunders like gunshot in the background but she is steadfast in her resolve to visit her new friend UnnIt s a first play date for the new friends and when Siss finally arrives at Unn s cottage it s clear that the girls have an unusual attraction for one another Their time together is sensual and intimate despite their young ages and their new acuaintance but it is cut short by Siss who feels suddenly overwhelmed by their new relationship and Unn s mysterious hintsSiss leaves promptly and Unn suffers pangs of doubt Had she overshared Did Siss feel the same way Was she imagining their connectionBoth girls pass a restless night and Unn decides the following morning that she can t uite face Siss that day and makes a plan to go down to see the rud spectacle of the ice palace knowing that she ll have the solitude she needs to clear her mind And it is just at this part in this strange little novel that this reader sat up really straight in her chair and mumbled holy shit For as the ice thundered and cracked and hardened and Unn lay flat on the ice with her slim body as the great phallus of the palace loomed above her the story became positively mesmerizing Unn wants to nter the ice palace and ven though I was ready to vomit from nerves I needed her to nter it too It was the only thing that was right ven though it was disobedient and wrong She could never turn back now It had to do with Siss and all the good things she could glimpse from now on If she were to turn
from this if were to retreat from the roar down there and return home mpty handed she would feel a chasm of deprivation a longing for something she would never find again She was aware of nothing but her desire to nterAnd so Unn penetrates the palace and becomes a modern day Alice but instead of a well or a rabbit hole she nters door after door fissure after fissure and she just won t stop She behaves almost bewitched and I was under the same spell I wanted to shout at her GET OUT OF THERE and at the same time I needed to know what was in there tooAfter all we are woodwind players nchanted by things we cannot resistIntrigue. Shattered The Ice Palace is written in prose of a lyrical conomy that ranks among the most memorable achievements of modern literatur. Significance and much is left unsaid we never find out what Unn s great secret was nor is the girls mutual attraction A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, ever reallyxplained Yet the prose itself is appealingly clear and straightforward an The Shadow Reader effect that must have been heightened in the original by the fact that Vesaas wrote unusually in Nynorsk instead of the traditional literary dialect of Bokm l The contemporary English translation from Elizabeth Rokkan readsntirely naturally I thought and gives you a very clear idea of why Vesaas is considered such a giant of Norwegian lettersUnn never comes back from her trip to the ice palace and for Siss it becomes a symbol of the danger and awe of the frightening natural world a symbol to which she knows she must Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies eventually journey herself What follows is by turns mysterious and touching as Vesaas finds his own way toxplain ironically how to let it go but this time completely unburdened by clich s heavy handedness or musical snowmen We have a significant amount of snow on the ground for the first time in four years With this influx of winter weather it is comforting to read books about snow and colder climates I have seen a number of goodreads friends review Tarjei Vesaas definitive book the Ice Palace In need of a foreign prize award winner for classics bingo I decided to read his masterpiece for myself Short in length this novella is poignant in its prose as Vesaas writes of grieving and survivors guilt in this harrowing coming of age taleSiss is leven years old and the most popular girl in her school An only child she is also the center of her parents attention One day her feelings toward veryone around her change when a new girl named Unn joins Siss class at school A lonely girl by nature Unn is ignored by veryone in the class xcept Siss The girls decide to meet at Unn s ho 3 at times hypnotic at times beautiful but mostly stilted stars I glanced and saw many five star ratings for this book I ask myself What have I missed What have I misunderstood I decide that this book simply did not resonate deeply for me I loved the descriptions of the changing of the season in a small Scandinavian town and the use of the frozen waterfall as something monstrous profound beautiful but inanimate This is the way I felt about the book as well Inanimatetoo cold to allow near my warm heart I was not moved nor did I believe what is happening I did not believe in the thought processes of Siss I did not believe in her grieving It was lovely art house but not flesh and blood motional processing I did not believe in the children I did not believe in the adults I did not believe in the thinking or the dialogue I did not in the nd believe in this book or the author s vision The only thing I believed in was the landscape and the hugeness of the waterfall Strangely this nough #and had be nough In this landscape survival is key I walked #had to be The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right enough In this landscape survival is key I walked this Nordicxhibition nodded briefly somewhat appreciatively and will move on to something that is deeper and meaningful to me In other words I wanted to penetrate the Ice and move deeper but simply could not When a few dotted lines can cuff my heart into a promise and bind my palms over it in sombre armory keep me lain in its pristine shadows for hours and yet freeze the time in crystalline imagery I beam at the prospect the prospect of living in that promise that promise which lights up with the chandeliers of frosty realizations hanging from the ceiling of dreams and a sea of incomplete chances freezing my being A life is made of promises some made to self some to others And like a diffident fuel it comes into play when life derails to reserve Aren t all the promises tested at the brink of uncertainty Aren t all the promises repainted at the threshold of patience Aren t all the promises uestioned at the gates of survival What do Siss and Unn all of Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling eleven seal during their first and only conversation on a chillyvening within the warm confines of a small wooden room occasionally interfered by murmuring winter winds and distracting snowflakes An unspoken promise a promise that outgrows their initial inhibitions in school their hushed blossoming of mutual admiration their trepid steps towards Monsieur Pain each other their solitaryvening of joint reflections their singular moment of shocking adolescence their crimson welcome of next day sun their sub consciously chosen divergent paths their uninitiated severance of hearts and their union over terminated breath view spoiler This promise lives on ven when one of them is locked in the heart of the Ice Palace forever hide spoiler In such a short amount of time and in so few yet potent words Vesaas delivers a chilling metaphor driven tale of loss set in the dense winters of Norway You really should read this book It is a very uick read but it will remain with you long after you finish the last page Vesaas who was a decorated poet as well as a novelist delivers a fresh poetic and concise prose that damn near flows off the page The real majesty however is in the way he crafts an nvironment that reads like a living breathing character The snowy landscapes that blanket this novel and the Ice Palace itself are just as important characters as the two female leads themselves as Vesaas illustrates them in layers of metaphoric beauty Also his thereal imagery will make you feel like there is a savage winter storm just beyond your window regardless of the actual weather outside This novel reads like a long form poem as there is so much below the surface and the actual words It is filled with symbols and metaphors that are very direct to. One vening in ach other's company But so profound is this vening between them that when Unn inexplicably disappears Siss's world is. ,Away From This If
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Promise in deepest snow from Siss to Unn I promise to think about no one but you Sometimes only a gleaming glance is Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. enough Siss and Unn twoleven year old girls living in an isolated rural community somewhere in Scandinavia need only a single Patrick the Wolf Boy, Volume 1 evening together to forge an uncommon friendship that will change their lives irreparably When fouryes full of gleams and radiance beneath their lashes filling the looking glass shine into ach other words become redundant A disturbing meeting charged with powerful silences and unsaid secrets unites the girls beyond humane nature in an unbreakable bond frozen in timeThere is nothing childlike in this deceivingly simple tale nothing soft or tender The spell binding description of a perpetually glacial scenery where twigs weep iced drops and icicles melt in pools of tears is as distressingly beautiful as it is ruthless and brutally cold devoid of life The concise lyrical narrative vokes the Japanese haiku style where the misleading simplicity of the text is in fact overflowing with symbolism and metaphors worthy of close reading making of this brief novel a gem in form of a prose poemIt is precisely in this sombre setting full of darkness lurking in recondite corners reinforced with this sharp writing style where the main character of the novel is presented The Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, eerie giant structure formed by a frozen waterfall up in the lake called The Ice Palace Either sanctuary or mausoleum it arises as theternally snow covered bridge that defies death guilt and angst linking Siss and Unn forever There s only one thing to ask in Il morto di Maigret exchange for thisverlasting token of friendship A promise Siss must never forgetThe pieces are all set for the magic to start Siss the popular leader of her peers at school and the beloved daughter of a well off family begins the journey with no return to become Unn the introverted mysterious girl who leads an isolated life with her aunt wrapped up in an irresistible and unsettling aura Two gleaming faces in a mirror become one in a radiant moment memory and dreams are fused into an impossible reality and Unn becomes Siss and Siss becomes Unn scorching twin souls merge amidst the implacable coldness of their xistence producing a miracle Or a curse For this world is made for the living and that is a lesson Siss will have to learn if she wants to break free from a heavy burden which is drowning her in the mesmerizing but already thawing chambers of The Ice PalaceThis is a sublime piece of art which masterfully portrays the intensity of new discovered feelings peaking at an arly age and the necessity to merge the opposing forces involved in the process of growing up to become a whole being and also to accept mptiness and loss as facets of life ven if that means getting rid of a part of oneselfThe shattered ice might melt and cease to be but the power of memory can bring back frozen images of icicles and shiny drops of water dancing together in the flood of light that the dilated pupil caught in a blinding and timeless moment It s not right for you to go on as you as you are It s not like you You re a different person Don t answer It s not meant to be answered But it s like the gleaming of stars in a well And no xplanation I guess I will be in the minority in giving this novel a 3 when it is highly rated on In addition the novel from 1963 is considered a classic of literature It won the Nordic Council s Literature Prize for the best novel that year In my Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom edition Doris Lessing wrote a blurb praising the lyrical writingThe blurbs tell us the simple plot but I will still say SPOILERS FOLLOW We know the story is centered on two 11 year old girls before we begin reading One girl is new to school She A wonderfully cathartic read for anyone who like me has been forced to sit through Frozen one too many times Like a bleak Scandi rewrite this also features a lonely girl who makes her way to a magical palace of ice in the wildernessxcept that here instead of belting out a jaunty power ballad she succumbs satisfyingly to hypothermia What s that Elsa Oh the cold does bother you after all Well maybe you should have thought of that before you stripped down to a minidress and started harmonisingAnyway the two girls herein Elsa and An Sexual Secrets er I mean Siss and Unn are not sisters but rather friends in a remote community in rural Norway In fact they have only just met but in Vesaas s crystalline delicate prose their relationship is charged from the very first with intense unspoken meaning Siss can feel Unn s gaze on her in the schoolroom as a sweet tingling in her body when they go to Unn s house Unn locks the door and makes them both undress There is something sexual about their relationship but it is the ununderstood sexuality of one of Freud s case studies for the girls are onlyleven years old Unn has a terrible secret one which she thinks means she will not go to heavenThe ice palace of the title is a natural structure that has built up around a half frozen waterfall in the woods outside the village The passages describing Unn s xploration of this erie place are among the most xtraordinary and passages describing Unn s xploration of this erie place are among the most xtraordinary and in the book indeed the poetry so weighs on the prose that Purely Sexual eventually one chapter is completely overtakenAs we stand the snow falls thickerYour sleeve turns whiteMy sleeve turns whiteThey move between us likesnow covered bridgesTarjei Vesaas is sometimes described as a modernist but at moments in this novel which is as stark and bare as a tree in midwinter he seems like a symbolist Smalllements of the natural world are freighted with The West Transformed: A History of Western Civilization, Vol 1, to 1715 enormous coded. Commonly seen as the legendary Norwegian writer's masterpiece this story tells the tale of Siss and Unn two friends who have only spent.