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Lost Musicians, the (1950) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Music is at the heart of this book. The devotion to it of a group of amateur musicians forming the Boman Quartet prevents a series of dramatic events from turning into heart-rending tragedy. Music enables each of the musicians to rise above his own bleak situation. But there is humour, too, especially in the satirical, larger-than-life portrayal of the local sectarians, led by the bank manager Ankersen, as they seek in vain to break the spirit of the musicians. And humour of a more earthy kind in Janniksen, the huge blacksmith who is completely at the mercy of his petty-minded sectarian wife.

The setting is a small Faroese town at the beginning of the 20th century – and that town is today the capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn.

Original title: De fortabte spillemænd
Original languages: Danish


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: The Lost Musicians

The Lost Musicians (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: W. Glyn Jones
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The Lost Musicians (March 15, 2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dedalus Books
ISBN: 9781903517505
Pages: 321

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