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vesaasPeter Owen regards Vesaas’s The Ice Palace as the finest book that he has published. Doris Lessing said of it, with a sincere critic’s frustration, ‘We have used up all the superlatives and then, when they are needed, what is to be done?’

You can read Lessing’s review in full in the archived 1993 piece from the Independent:…/book-review-frozen-secrets-s…

Or try one of Vesaas’s other great works, such as The Birds or his final book The Boat in the Evening, which has been described as ‘a rare kind of masterpiece, and another proof that the spirit that of poetry can find truer expression in prose than verse.’…/…/tarjei-vesaas/


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