Monday, January 31, 2011

The Windows of Brimnes

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. - We will meet at the Icelandic Collection to discuss the late Bill Holm's masterful book, The Windows of Brimnes.  Bill Holm was one of a kind. A Minnesotan of Icelandic ancestry, his travels took him all over the world, providing the material for a number of rich and memorable books. In The Windows of Brimnes, Holm views the world from Brimnes, his fisherman’s cottage on the shore Skagafjörður in northern Iceland. From there, he reflected upon the land of his birth — "my home, my citizenship, my burden" — as well as the land of his ancestors, which he adopted for himself as a haven atop the world.

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  1. From Linda Sigurdson Collette: "Our evening on February 24th, celebrating Bill Holm and his views from 'The Windows of Brimnes' will be our 117th. Perhaps each of us could look through a window being either a chapter or part of a chapter that is of great interest. Does anyone have further suggestions on developing this idea from Phyllis? Per Morley on Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe, 'Is there anything anyone has to say about this luminous book?'"