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 =  Iceland
Corina Gina Papouis
[19.Oct.08 00:24]
where the great bards and the volcanoes mix their great fire!:)
Nice one Willy!

 =  Thanks a lot, Corina! In addition...
John Willy Kopperud
[19.Oct.08 01:14] can also view this as the tales erupting in Iceland,
afterwards descending all over the word, falling like hail,
thus sowing the seeds of new great literature. Some of the Icelandic sagas, written about a thousand years ago, are
truly masterpieces!
Cheers from Willy

 =  ossian
felix nicolau
[25.Oct.08 23:01]
it may seem romantic, but it's symbolic touch is definitely the most prominent mark

 =  Indeed, Felix...
John Willy Kopperud
[26.Oct.08 22:30]
...the gift of the Icelandic storytellers erupting and falling like hail all over the literary world. Before Dante
were the sagas. Thanks a lot for your comment!
Cheers from Willy

 =  P.S...
John Willy Kopperud
[26.Oct.08 23:40]
...the heritage of the sagas are prominent in Hemingway's most
economic short stories. Dante is indeed a looming figure in
another stream.

 =  bias
felix nicolau
[27.Oct.08 18:06]
your remark is extremely challenging

 =  Felix, in what way...
John Willy Kopperud
[27.Oct.08 20:02] my comment challenging? I didn't intend to start an
argument. Interpretation, especially of my own texts, does
often feel a bit awkward to me. My comment about the sagas,
Dante and Hemingway was written on impulsed, but it's based
on my general impression. Please clarify your views a bit...
it might be interesting too!
Cheers from Willy

 =  more
felix nicolau
[28.Oct.08 20:37]
willy, dear, i had in mind simply the suprising getting closer hemingway and dante.but i liked it. in this way i used "challenging"

 =  Comprende, Feilx...
John Willy Kopperud
[29.Oct.08 09:38]
...and forgive me for being fidgety! Thank you!
Cheers from Willy

 =  Excellent
Horia Mocanu
[19.Jan.09 10:27]

Scandinavian favourite. Who would have thought one can resume it so well with so few words.

 =  Your comment is most generous, Horia...
John Willy Kopperud
[19.Jan.09 10:15]
...and the bards of old really knew how to express themselves
in few words, using the verse form "drĂ¥pa" which was a fixed form allowing improvisation.
Cheers from Willy

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