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Halldór Laxness 1902-1998

Works: 711 works in 3,238 publications in 21 languages and 17,573 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Satirical literature  Diaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Creator, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicator, Performer
Classifications: PT7511.L3, 839.6934
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Independent people : an epic by Halldór Laxness( Book )

122 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,376 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"--Jacket
The fish can sing by Halldór Laxness( Book )

105 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 994 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."--Jacket
Paradise reclaimed by Halldór Laxness( Book )

100 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 928 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
World light (Heimsljós) by Halldór Laxness( Book )

70 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unloved foster child in rural Icleand is convinced he will be a great poet. Over the years, he comes to lead a life of poverty, loneliness, ruinous love affairs.. but he will never attain greatness. --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 )

150 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 889 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
Salka Valka; a novel of Iceland by Halldór Laxness( Book )

174 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 768 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
La cloche d'Islande : roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )

192 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century Iceland, a man becomes a fugitive after being wrongly accused of murder
Iceland's bell by Halldór Laxness( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century Iceland, a man becomes a fugitive after being wrongly accused of murder
Wayward heroes by Halldór Laxness( Book )

69 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 423 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
Under the glacier by Halldór Laxness( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 417 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 )

36 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 357 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
A Quire of seven by Halldór Laxness( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and Icelandic and held by 135 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isländischer Autor (1902-1998). - (Nobelpreis für Literatur 1955). - Der Hering ist eine Gabe Gottes. und Gottes Wege sind unerforschlich. In manchen Jahren kommt der Hering in riesigen Schwärmen vor die Küsten Islands; dann kann man innerhalb kürzester Zeit reich werden. doch eines Tages bleibt der Hering plötzlich aus. Der Heringsexporteur Bersi Hjalmarsson läßt sich von dieser Unzuverlässigkeit der göttlichen Vorsehung nicht beeindrucken. Er lebt auf großem Fuß und verspekuliert das Geld seiner Landsleute
Am Gletscher : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The happy warriors by Halldór Laxness( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gelukkige krijgers by Halldór Laxness( 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 )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 91 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
Verdens lys by Halldór Laxness( Book )

35 editions published between 1937 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barn náttúrunnar : ástarsaga by Halldór Laxness( Book )

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

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

Guðjónsson, Halldór.

Guðjónsson, Halldór, 1902-1998

Gudjonsson, Halldór K. 1902-1998

Guðjonsson, Halldór Kiljan.

Guðjónsson, Halldór Kiljan 1902-1998

H. K. Laxness 1902-1998

Haldór Kiljan Gudjónsson 1902-1998

Haldor Laksnes

Haldors Laksness

Halldór frá Laxnesi, pseud.

Halldór Guðjónsson.

Halldór Guðjónsson, 1902-1998

Halldór Guðjónsson Laxness 1902-1998

Halldór K. Laxness

Halldór K. Laxness 1902-1998

Halldór Kiljan Guðjonsson.

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 islandi kirjanik

Halldór Laxness isländischer Schriftsteller und Literaturnobelpreisträger

Halldór Laxness islantilainen kirjailija

Halldór Laxness íslenskur rithöfundur og skáld

Halldór Laxness izlandi író, költő, esszéista

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

Lakxness, Khalldor, 1902-

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

Лакснесс, Халлдор Кильян

Лакснесс, Хальдор Кильян, 1902-1998

Халдор Килјан Лакснес

Халдоур Лакснес

Халлдор Кильян Лакснесс

Халлдор Лакснесс, 1902-1998

Хальдаўр Кільян Лакснес

Хальдор Кильян Лахснесс

Хальдор, Лакснесс, 1902-1998

Хальтоур Гвюдйоунссон

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הלדור לכסנס

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The fish can singParadise reclaimedWorld light (Heimsljós)The atom stationIceland's bellUnder the glacierThe great weaver from Kashmir