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The Greenlanders

by Jane Smiley

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Ivy Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greenland -- History -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJane Smiley.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 582 p. :
    Number of Pages582
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22364038M
    ISBN 100804104530
    LC Control Number87040494

    Other articles where Groenlendinga saga is discussed: Leif Erikson: According to the Grænlendinga saga (“Saga of the Greenlanders”) in the Flateyjarbók (“Book of the Flat Islands”), considered by many scholars to be more reliable in some aspects than Eiríks saga rauða, Leif learned of the new land to the west from the Icelander Bjarni Herjólfsson, who had. Meeting Greenlanders. Modern Greenland is a diverse, geographically extensive society with an adventurous population. A RELAXED AND UNPRETENTIOUS PEOPLE. There is a certain lightheartedness to how we approach life here in Greenland. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We understand how problems, big and small, need to be solved with.

    The Greenlanders is the compelling story of one family--proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book/5(29). The book Worldviews of the Greenlanders: An Inuit Arctic Perspective, Birgitte Sonne is published by University of Alaska Press. Worldviews of the Greenlanders: An Inuit Arctic Perspective, Sonne All Chicago e-books are on sale at 30% off with the code EBOOK

      A sprawling, multigenerational, heroic Norse narrative. Chicago Tribune. Totally compelling Fascinating In the manner of the big books of the nineteenth century, in which complex family and community matters unravel - Dickens, Dumas, Tolstoy - The Greenlanders sweeps the readers along Smiley is a true storytellerAuthor: Jane Smiley. Like a minutely detailed tapestry, ''The Greenlanders'' chronicles hundreds of episodes and tributary episodes: the seasonal seal hunts and rituals, the travels over hazardous yet awe-inspiring terrain, the births and deaths of the Gunnars Stead Folk, the Ketils Stead Folk, the Gardar Folk, the Solar Fell Folk, the Icelanders and the Norwegians.


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Greenland’s economy depends on exports of shrimp and fish, and on a substantial subsidy from the Danish Government. Fish account for over 90% of its exports, subjecting the economy to price fluctuations. The subsidy from the Danish Government is budgeted to be about $ million inmore than 50% of government revenues, and 25% of GDP.

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