Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A modern Icelandic saga and old stories about witches

Here is a photo an arctic fox at the Reykjavik zoo:
Today while I was waiting for water inspectors that never showed, I did one of those internet searches that ended up somewhere pleasantly unexpected. It helped me discover a book called The Blue Fox. I was attracted to the part of the review stating, "The priest insists on arguing with her about electricity - which he considers is a profane harnessing of divine molecules." Oh, so the divine molecules power things such as an electric chair, an execution device of the recent past? Ironic, isn't it.

Falkenhagen Monastery is where a literature festival took place this past September. German actress Corinna Harfouch read old stories about witches; the Icelandic writer Sjón presented the award-winning book The Blue Fox. Deutsche Welle (DW-TV) ARTS.21 Reporter Matthias Frickel reported and here is the video:

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