Books: Fairyland in Odin

ODIN IN FAIRYLAND—Olav Duun— Knopf.

The fourth U. S. installment of The People of Juvik, a six-volume Norwegian "saga," Author Duun's story tells of young Odin's adventures in a fairyland whose marches lie more in his own nature than in the Norwegian countryside. Though he is only a bastard Juviking, enough corpuscles of that great family's blood tingle in his veins to make them burn intermittently with mischievous, heroic, un earthly music.

At 7 little Odin is taken by his mother to work as herdboy for Bendek and his strange dark wife...

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