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.