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Halldór Laxness 1902-1998

Works: 691 works in 2,776 publications in 22 languages and 16,014 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Performer, Dedicator
Classifications: PT7511.L3, 839.6934
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Independent people : an epic by Halldór Laxness( Book )
143 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... are the small freeholders of the Icelandic countryside--operators of the one-man, one-family farm got by inheritance or puchase and held with grim tenacity against all connivances of nature and man by folk whose ruling passion is to be their own masters on their own acres." [Dust jacket]
World light (Heimsljós) by Halldór Laxness( Book )
61 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As imagined by Nobel Prize winner Laxness in this magnificently humane novel, what might be cruel farce achieves pathos and exaltation. As his hero's ambition drives him onward, "World Light" demonstrates how the creative spirit can survive in even the most crushing environment
Salka Valka; a novel of Iceland by Halldór Laxness( Book )
154 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In een arm IJslands vissersdorpje aan het begin van de 20e eeuw vechten een moeder en haar buitenechtelijke dochter voor een menswaardig bestaan
The fish can sing by Halldór Laxness( Book )
28 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner HalldOr Laxness's most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor. The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood sheltered in the simple turf cottage of a generous and eccentric elderly couple. Alfgrimur dreams only of becoming a fisherman like his adoptive grandfather, until he meets Iceland's biggest celebrity. The opera singer Gardar Holm's international fame is a source of tremendous pride to tiny, insecure Iceland, though no one there has ever heard him sing. A mysterious man who mostly avoids his homeland and repeatedly fails to perform for his adoring countrymen, Gardar takes a particular interest in Alfgrimur's budding musical talent and urges him to seek out the world beyond the one he knows and loves. But as Alfgrimur discovers that Gardar is not what he seems, he begins to confront the challenge of finding his own path without turning his back on where he came from. From the Trade Paperback edition
Iceland's bell by Halldór Laxness( Book )
43 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 18th century Iceland, a man becomes a fugitive after being wrongly accused of murder
Paradise reclaimed by Halldór Laxness( Book )
16 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. When he impulsively offers his children's beloved pure-white pony to the visiting King of Denmark, he sets in motion a chain of disastrous events that leaves his family in ruins and himself at the other end of the earth, optimistically building a home for them among the devout polygamists in the Promised Land of Utah. By the time the broken family is reunited, Laxness has spun his trademark blend of compassion and comically brutal satire into a moving and spellbinding enchantment, composed equally of elements of fable and folkore and of the most humble truths
The atom station by Halldór Laxness( Book )
50 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Laxness describes the popular reaction to an attempt by the U.S. to buy land for a nuclear base near Reykjavik. He contrasts corruption and decadence in the capital with the simple life of peasants in the north ... Rich, lyrical prose, all expertly interpreted in the translation. Among the many vivid characters, the narrator stands out: her wit, pride, and simplicity bring to mind heroines like Jane Eyre..". -- Booklist
Under the glacier by Halldór Laxness( Book )
25 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. But once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community that regards itself as the center of the world and where Creation itself is a work in progress"--Cover
The great weaver from Kashmir by Halldór Laxness( Book )
37 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shortly after World War I, Steinn, a young Icelandic poet-philosopher, heads abroad to make himself the most perfect man on earth and perceive glory on the visage of things. Leaving behind his homeland and would-be sweetheart, Diljá, for Europe, Steinn proves a master of any doctrine he cares to take up, but fails to satisfy his longing for perfection
The happy warriors by Halldór Laxness( Book )
67 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans l'Islande du Moyen Age, deux jeunes gens à l'esprit fertile, Thorgeir Havarson et Thormod Bessason, élevés à la mamelle des grandes sagas héroïques, se mettent en tête de devenir des héros de poèmes anciens. Ils dépouillent de pauvres pêcheurs avant de mettre leurs pas dans ceux de grotesques Vikings et de partir en Normandie et au Groënland
Islandglocke : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )
64 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om Islands selvstændighedskampe i 1600-tallet
Christianity at Glacier by Halldór Laxness( Book )
51 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atomstation : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )
44 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Station atomique by Halldór Laxness( Book )
57 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skáldatími by Halldór Laxness( Book )
37 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Quire of seven by Halldór Laxness( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and Icelandic and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven short stories
Íslandsklukkan by Halldór Laxness( Book )
52 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das wiedergefundene Paradies : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En Islandsk bonde omvendes til mormonismen og bosætter sig i Utah
Das Fischkonzert : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )
28 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Litanei von den Gottesgaben : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Challdor Laksness 1902-1998
Guđjónsson, Haldd́or Kiljan 1902-1998
Guðjónsson, Halldór.
Guðjónsson, Halldór 1902-1998
Gudjonsson, Halldór K. 1902-1998
Guðjónsson, Halldór Kiljan 1902-1998
Haldór Kiljan Guđjónsson 1902-1998
Haldor Laksnes
Halldór Guðjónsson.
Halldór Guđjónsson 1902-1998
Halldór K. Laxness
Halldór K. Laxness 1902-1998
Halldór Kiljan Gudjónsson 1902-1998
Halldór Kiljan Laxness
Halldór Kiljan Laxness 1902-1998
Halldór Laxness
Khalldor Laksness 1902-1998
Lāksins, Hāldūr
Laksnes, Haldor
Laksness, Challdor
Laksness, Challdor Kil'jan 1902-1998
Laxnes, Chalntor 1902-1998
Laxness, Halldór.
Laxness, Halldór 1902-
Laxness Halldór 1902-1998
Laxness, Halldór K.
Laxness, Halldór K. 1902-1998
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan.
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan 1902-
Laxness Halldór Kiljan 1902-1998
Лакснесс, Халлдор, 1902-1998
Лакснесс, Хальдор Кильян, 1902-1998
Халлдор Лакснесс, 1902-1998
Хальдор, Лакснесс, 1902-1998
ラクスネス, ハルドール
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