Smilla's Sense of Snow Essay

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In the following essay, Norseng explores Høeg's authorial motive in the denouement of Smilla's Sense of Snow. As Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne (Smilla's Sense of Snow) begins to end, if never to resolve itself, Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen sets sail for an arctic sea far, far away. In that sea lies as island; on that island there is a glacial cathedral; in that cathedral there is a lake; in that lake there is a black stone; in that stone there is a worm. "Mennesker venter på denne sten. Deres tro og forventning vil gøre den virkelig. Vil gøre den levende, uanset hvordan det ellers forholder sig med den" ("People are waiting for this stone. Their belief and anticipation will make it real. They will make it alive regardless of the true nature of the stone." Tørk...

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