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Halldór Laxness 1902-1998

Overview
Works: 809 works in 2,629 publications in 17 languages and 15,536 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Other, Dedicator, Performer
Classifications: PT7511.L3, 839.6934
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Independent people : an epic by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
21 editions published between 1945 and 1997 in English and held by 2,043 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 )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 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
Paradise reclaimed by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 638 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
Iceland's bell by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 18th century Iceland, a man becomes a fugitive after being wrongly accused of murder
Salka Valka; a novel of Iceland by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
115 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En proletarpiges opvækst i en islandsk flække i en tid, da nye politiske og sociale tanker vinder frem mellem stedets købmand og fiskere
The atom station by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 513 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 )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the glacier by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 428 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
Independent people by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
46 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of contemporary Iceland and the rugged life of a sheep raiser
The great weaver from Kashmir by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 294 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
World light by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 272 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
Islandglocke : Roman by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
61 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om Islands selvstændighedskampe i 1600-tallet
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
Das wiedergefundene Paradies : Roman by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
30 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
Íslandsklukkan by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
41 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in Icelandic and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atomstation : Roman by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
31 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Litanei von den Gottesgaben : Roman by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The happy warriors by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
4 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La cloche d'Islande : roman by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Am Gletscher : Roman by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Challdor Laksness, 1902-1998
Guðjónsson, Halldór.
Guðjónsson, Halldór, 1902-1998
Gudjonsson, Halldór K. 1902-1998
Guðjónsson, Halldór Kiljan 1902-1998
Haldor Laksnes
Halldór Guðjónsson.
Halldór Guðjónsson, 1902-1998
Halldór K. Laxness 1902-1998
Halldór Kiljan Gudjónsson 1902-1998
Halldór Kiljan Guðjónsson 1902-1998 Wirklicher Name
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
Languages
German (209)
English (146)
Icelandic (95)
Swedish (24)
Danish (24)
French (9)
Norwegian (5)
Faroese (4)
Czech (4)
Italian (3)
Finnish (3)
Estonian (1)
Dutch (1)
Slovenian (1)
Ukrainian (1)
Turkish (1)
Russian (1)
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