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Halldór Laxness

Peter Hallberg

Halldór Laxness

by Peter Hallberg

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Published by Twayne in New York .
Written in English

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    Statementtranslated by Rory McTurk.
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    Open LibraryOL19723756M

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An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise in this captivating novel by Nobel Prize—winner Halldor Laxness. The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who lives peacefully on a tiny farm in nineteenth-century Iceland with his wife and two adoring young children.

"Reader rejoice. At last this funny, clever, sardonic and brilliant book is back in print. Independent People is one of my Top Ten Favourite Books of All Time." —Annie Proulx "There are good books and there are great books and there may be a book that is something still more: it is the book of your lifeCited by: 3.

It is billed as "World Light by Halldor Laxness, author of Independent People", but in my opinion this one is even better than his more famous work. Laxness has deep compassion for the suffering and missed opportunities of the poor Icelanders of his time, and the contempt with which they are treated by the rich and powerful/5(26).

Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always captivating, Iceland’s Bell by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness is at once an updating of the traditional Icelandic saga and a caustic social satire.

At the close of the 17th century, Iceland is an oppressed Danish colony, suffering under extreme poverty, famine, and plague/5(21). Halldor Laxness, Icelandic novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for having ‘renewed the great narrative art of Iceland.’ He is considered the most creative Icelandic writer of the 20th century.

Learn more about Laxness’s life and career, including his notable works. Halldór Laxness was born near Reykjavík, Iceland, in His first novel was published when he was seventeen.

The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction, and one of the outstanding novelists of the century, he wrote more than sixty books, including novels, short stories, essays, poems, plays, and : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Like World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is not just enough zombie story, but also a well written book; so too Independent People by Halldor Laxness is not just another book about Icelandic sheep crofters and separates itself from that crowded genre of literature by the quality of writing/5(K).

Written by Icelandic Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness, "Under the Glacier" is the story (using the term loosely) of a bishop's emissary who hunts for the truth But to call it, as Susan Sontag did, “a marvelous novel about the most ambitious questions" and "one of the funniest books ever written," is a stretch/5.

Halldór Laxness wrote more than 60 books. He's Iceland's only Nobel laureate and arguably the most influential writer of the 20th century. Independent People is one of my Top Ten Favourite Books of All Time." —Annie Proulx —Annie Proulx "There are good books and there are great books and there may be a book that is something still more: it is the book of your life/5().

About Halldor Laxness. Halldor Laxness was born near Reykjavík, Iceland, in His first novel was published when he was The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the most outstanding novelists of the century, Laxness wrote more than 60 More about Halldor Laxness. Halldór Laxness has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Halldór Laxness’s most popular book is Independent People. I love this book. It is an unfolding wonder of artistic vision and skill - one of the best books of the 20th century.I can't imagine any greater delight than coming to Independent People for the first time -- Jane Smiley Laxness is a poet who writes to the edge of the pages, a visionary who allows a plot: he takes a Tolstoyan overview, he weaves in an Evelyn Waugh-like humour: It is not 5/5(1).

Halldór Laxness was born near Reykjavik, Iceland, in His first novel was published when he was seventeen. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the outstanding novelists of the century, he has written more than sixty books, including novels short stories, essays, poems, plays and : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Independent People (Vintage International series) by Halldor Laxness. In an epic set in Iceland in the early twentieth century, Gudbjartur Jonsson buys his own croft after eighteen years of service to the local bailiff, and brings his wife and his small flock of sheep there to build a new, independent life for himself.

Halldor Laxness is Iceland's Nobel-Prize winning author. I struggled reading this and at times became lost in all the characters.

In addition, Icelandic people and place names can be very long and difficult to pronounce. But it was an interesting story, based on historical happenings/5. Halldor Laxness A huge, humane revelation of a novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century, written by the Nobel prize-winner dubbed the 'Tolstoy of the North'.

'There are good books and there are great books and there may be a book that is something still more: it is the book of your life' New York Review of Books.

Bjartus. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Halldór Laxness books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Halldor Laxness was born near Reykjavik, Iceland, in His first novel was published when he was seventeen.

The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction, and one of the outstanding novelists of the century, he wrote more than sixty books, including novels, short stories, essays, poems, plays, and memoirs/5(7). About Halldor Laxness.

Halldor Laxness was born near Reykjavík, Iceland, in His first novel was published when he was The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the most outstanding novelists of the century, Laxness wrote more than. Halldór Laxness’s books Halldór Laxness Average rating: 19, ratings 2, reviews distinct works • Similar authors4/5.A sprawling, unselective, overlong folk novel of the Icelandic crofters, of sombre and superstition-ridden peoples, living from hand to mouth and yet stubbornly independent, preferring to slay their own rather than take from others.

Here, in grim, savage term, is the story of Bjartur, a hard, dour man, his wives, his children, and the strange link that bound him to the first born, whom he. Iceland's Bell - 1 - There was a time, it says in books, that the Icelandic people had only one national treasure: a bell.

The bell hung fastened to the ridgepole at the gable end of the courthouse at Pingvellir by Öxará. It was rung for court hearings and before executions, and was so ancient that no one knew its true age any longer.4/4(8).