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Halldór Laxness.

Peter Hallberg

Halldór Laxness.

by Peter Hallberg

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Published by Twayne Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Halldór Laxness, 1902-

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 209-215.

    StatementTranslated by Rory McTurk.
    SeriesTwayne"s world authors series, TWAS89: Iceland
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT7511.L3 Z713
    The Physical Object
    Pagination220 p.
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5216009M
    LC Control Number75079208

    And Halldor's characters, regardless of how crass, ignoble, and hardheaded that some of them are (I believe the character of World Light has more heart than any other character in Laxness's books), somehow make you love, embrace, and envy them for all the struggles they go through and all the sacrifices they had to make to get there.   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 : Halldor Laxness.

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