Gyrðir Elíasson

Requiem

February 10, 2022
Novel
128 × 190 mm
18 €
9782925141112
978-2-9251-4111-2
translated from Icelandic by Catherine Eyjólfsson

“Littérature étrangère” collection

																Gyrðir Elíasson, Requiem
																Gyrðir Elíasson, Requiem

Jónas hears music in everything. The whistling of the kettle becomes for him a serenade, the humming of the freezer a symphony. He writes everything down in his trusty moleskin notebook. Tired of his life as a publicist and the lukewarmness of his marriage, he leaves Reykjavik for a village in eastern Iceland to compose a decisive work, a Funeral March (for beginners) dictated by the sound of a dying fire, or perhaps an Etude for cello, saw and hammer. But once there, he misplaces the precious notebook containing all his music and all his problems catch up with him. More than ever, he will have to listen to the melodies around him.

Gyrðir Elíasson celebrates music, big or small, but above all inner music. Filled with humor and melancholy, Requiem is a subtle gem about the human soul and creation.

L’auteur

Born in 1961, Gyrðir Elíasson is a novelist and poet. The second book of a triptych about solitude, South Window follows the novel The Book of Sandá River (2019). Squirrel Excursions (2017) is also available in French translation from La Peuplade publishing house. Requiem completes his trilogy on loneliness
and artistic creation.

February 10, 2022
Novel
128 × 190 mm
18 €
9782925141112
978-2-9251-4111-2
translated from Icelandic by Catherine Eyjólfsson

“Littérature étrangère” collection