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Halldór Laxness 1902-1998

Works: 571 works in 2,605 publications in 27 languages and 15,741 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Creator, Dedicator
Classifications: PT7511.L3, 839.6934
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Independent people : an epic by Halldór Laxness( Book )

115 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,384 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
Iceland's bell by Halldór Laxness( Book )

141 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century Iceland, a man becomes a fugitive after being wrongly accused of murder
The fish can sing by Halldór Laxness( Book )

95 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 993 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
The atom station by Halldór Laxness( Book )

159 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 907 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
World light (Heimsljós) by Halldór Laxness( Book )

63 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 904 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
Paradise reclaimed by Halldór Laxness( Book )

84 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 874 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 )

156 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 766 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
Under the glacier by Halldór Laxness( Book )

71 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 712 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 )

51 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 438 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 )

74 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 337 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 )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven short stories
Gusgjafaula by Halldór Laxness( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skáldatími by Halldór Laxness( Book )

27 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 123 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 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristisk roman om sammenstdet mellem fortid og nutid i et lille sogn på Island, hvor rationaliseringen krver, at en gammel kirke jvnes med jorden
De klok van IJsland by Halldór Laxness( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het lot van een arme IJslandse boer in de 17e eeuw wordt symbool voor de manier waarop de Deense koning IJsland behandelt
Onafhankelijke mensen by Halldór Laxness( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een schapenboer op IJsland bevecht in de jaren dertig zijn onafhankelijkheid
Grosse nordische Erzähler des 20. Jahrhunderts : Symposium aus Anlass des 100. Geburtstages von Halldor Laxness, Erlangen, 2.-4. Mai 2002( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barn náttúrunnar : ástarsaga by Halldór Laxness( Book )

28 editions published between 1910 and 2002 in Icelandic and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The honour of the house by Halldór Laxness( Book )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Gujnsson, Halldr.

Gujnsson, Halldr, 1902-1998

Gudjonsson, Halldr K. 1902-1998

Gujnsson, Halldr Kiljan 1902-1998

H. K. Laxness 1902-1998

Haldor Laksnes

Haldors Laksness

Halldr Gujnsson.

Halldr Gujnsson, 1902-1998

Halldr K. Laxness

Halldr K. Laxness 1902-1998

Halldr Kiljan Gudjnsson 1902-1998

Halldr Kiljan Laxness

Halldr Kiljan Laxness 1902-1998

Halldr Kiljan Laxness pisarz islandzki, noblista

Halldr Laxness

Halldr Laxness, 1902-

Halldr Laxness Icelandic author

Halldr Laxness IJslands auteur

Halldr Laxness Islandes a mannurat

Halldr Laxness islndischer Schriftsteller und Literaturnobelpreistrger

Halldr Laxness scrittore islandese

Khalldor Laksness 1902-1998

Kiljan Gujnsson, Halldr 1902-1998

Lāksins, Hāldūr

Laksnes, Haldor

Laksness, Challdor

Laksness, Challdor 1902-1998

Laksness, Challdor Kil'jan 1902-1998

Laksness, Halldor.

Laksness Xaldour Kilyan

Laxnes, Chalntor 1902-1998

Laxness, H. K. 1902-1998

Laxness, Halldr.

Laxness, Halldr 1902-

Laxness Halldr 1902-1998

Laxness, Halldr K.

Laxness, Halldr K. 1902-1998

Laxness, Halldr Kiljan.

Laxness, Halldr Kiljan 1902-

Laxness Halldr Kiljan 1902-1998

Xalldor Laksness

Χαλντόρ Λάξνες

Галдор Лакснесс

Гальдаўр Кільян Лякснэс

Лакснесс, Халлдор, 1902-1998

Лакснесс, Хальдор Кильян, 1902-1998

Халдор Килјан Лакснес

Халдоур Лакснес

Халлдор Кильян Лакснесс

Халлдор Лакснесс, 1902-1998

Хальдаўр Кільян Лакснес

Хальдор, Лакснесс, 1902-1998

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هالدور لاکسنس زبان‌شناس، نویسنده، و مترجم آیسلندی

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