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Halldór Laxness 1902-1998

Works: 637 works in 3,092 publications in 23 languages and 17,268 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicator, Performer
Classifications: PT7511.L3, 839.6934
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Independent people : an epic by Halldór Laxness( Book )

127 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,421 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]
The fish can sing by Halldór Laxness( Book )

103 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the tale of Alfgrim, an abandoned child, whose mother gave birth to him in the turf-and-stone cottage of Bjorn of Brekkukot, the fisherman, on the outskirts of what is now Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. It is the history of his boyhood and youth, spent at Bjorn's home in the early years of the twentieth century, an hospitable place where strangers were welcome and often stayed for years and where, in the mid-loft, Alfgrim learned philosophy and much else besides." "When Alfgrim went to school he came into contact with a whole different world in which the reigning spirit was the singer, Gardar Holm, whose international renown was a source of pride to his fellow countrymen. But Alfgrim's encounters with the singer only served to make him and his fame more mysterious."--BOOK JACKET
World light (Heimsljós) by Halldór Laxness( Book )

71 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 928 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
The atom station by Halldór Laxness( Book )

159 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 923 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
Paradise reclaimed by Halldór Laxness( Book )

90 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 906 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
Salka Valka; a novel of Iceland by Halldór Laxness( Book )

193 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 850 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
Iceland's bell by Halldór Laxness( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century Iceland, a man becomes a fugitive after being wrongly accused of murder
La cloche d'Islande : roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )

184 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century Iceland, a man becomes a fugitive after being wrongly accused of murder
The great weaver from Kashmir by Halldór Laxness( Book )

57 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 450 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
Under the glacier by Halldór Laxness( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 418 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 happy warriors by Halldór Laxness( Book )

75 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 349 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
A Quire of seven by Halldór Laxness( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and Icelandic and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven short stories
Skáldatími by Halldór Laxness( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Litanei von den Gottesgaben : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am Gletscher : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan de voet van de gletsjer by Halldór Laxness( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bisschop van IJsland stuurt een jonge theologiestudent naar een afgelegen parochie aan de voet van de Snæffelsgletsjer om onderzoek te doen naar een excentrieke dominee
De gelukkige krijgers by Halldór( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In IJsland proberen in 1100 een krijger en een dichter in de geest van hun voorvaderen als held op te treden
Innansveitarkronika by Halldór Laxness( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in Icelandic and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristisk roman om sammenstødet mellem fortid og nutid i et lille sogn på Island, hvor rationaliseringen kræver, at en gammel kirke jævnes med jorden
Barn náttúrunnar : ástarsaga by Halldór Laxness( Book )

32 editions published between 1910 and 2002 in Icelandic and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Í túninu heima by Halldór Laxness( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Independent people : an epic
Alternative Names
Challdor Laksness 1902-1998

Guðjónsson, Halldór.

Gudjónsson, Halldór, 1902-1998

Gudjonsson, Halldór K. 1902-1998

Guðjónsson, Halldór Kiljan 1902-1998

H. K. Laxness 1902-1998

Haldór Kiljan Gudjónsson 1902-1998

Haldor Laksnes

Haldors Laksness

Halldór Guðjónsson.

Halldór Guðjónsson, 1902-1998

Halldór Guðjónsson Laxness 1902-1998

Halldór K. Laxness

Halldór K. Laxness 1902-1998

Halldór Kiljan Gudjónsson 1902-1998

Halldór Kiljan Gudjónsson Wirklicher Name von Halldór Laxness 1902-1998

Halldór Kiljan Laxness

Halldór Kiljan Laxness 1902-1998

Halldór Kiljan Laxness pisarz islandzki, noblista

Halldór Laxness

Halldór Laxness, 1902-

Halldór Laxness en isländsk författare

Halldór Laxness Icelandic author

Halldór Laxness IJslands auteur

Halldór Laxness Islandes a mannurat

Halldór Laxness isländischer Schriftsteller und Literaturnobelpreisträger

Halldór Laxness islantilainen kirjailija

Halldór Laxness scrittore islandese

Khalldor Laksness 1902-1998

Kiljan Guðjónsson, Halldór 1902-1998

Lāksins, Hāldūr

Laksnes, Haldor

Laksness, Challdor

Laksness, Challdor 1902-1998

Laksness, Challdor Kil'jan 1902-1998

Laksness, Halldor.

Laksness, Khalldor

Laksness Xaldour Kilyan

Laxnes, Chalntor

Laxnes, Chalntor 1902-1998

Laxness, H. K. 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

Xalldor Laksness

Χαλντόρ Λάξνες

Галдор Лакснесс

Гальдаўр Кільян Лякснэс

Лакснесс, Халлдор, 1902-1998

Халдор Килјан Лакснес

Халдоур Лакснес

Халлдор Кильян Лакснесс

Халлдор Лакснесс, 1902-1998

Хальдаўр Кільян Лакснес

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