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Halldór Laxness 1902-1998

Works: 876 works in 3,353 publications in 21 languages and 18,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Epic fiction  Treaties  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Satirical literature 
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 )

30 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,052 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 )

99 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,042 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 )

68 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 955 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.--
Paradise reclaimed by Halldór Laxness( Book )

82 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 946 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
The atom station by Halldór Laxness( Book )

125 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 854 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 )

135 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autorem románu z prostředí islandské rybářské osady v době meziválečné je islandský spisovatel a dramatik, nositel Mezinárodní ceny míru a Nobelovy ceny. Prostá venkovská dívka Salka Valka žije v zapadlé vsi těžký život
Iceland's bell by Halldór Laxness( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 602 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 )

59 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 564 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
Islandglocke : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )

148 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 452 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 )

39 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 447 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
Independent people by Halldór Laxness( Book )

76 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1946, this humane epic novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land. Nothing, not merciless weather, nor his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child he brings up as his daughter, can pierce his stubborn heart. As she grows up, keen to make her own way in the world, Bjartus' obstinacy threatens to estrange them forever
A Quire of seven by Halldór Laxness( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and Icelandic and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in German and held by 136 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
Skáldatími by Halldór Laxness( Book )

27 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salka Valka by Halldór Laxness( Book )

41 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 114 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
Am Gletscher : Roman by Halldór Laxness( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gelukkige krijgers by Halldór Laxness( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 86 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
Sieben Zauberer : Erzählungen by Halldór Laxness( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdens lys by Halldór Laxness( Book )

33 editions published between 1937 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Independent people : an epic
The fish can singWorld light (Heimsljós)Paradise reclaimedThe atom stationIceland's bellUnder the glacierThe great weaver from KashmirIndependent people
Alternative Names
Challdor Laksness 1902-1998

Gudjonsson , H. K.

Gudjónsson, Halddor Kiljan

Guðjónsson, Halldór.

Guðjónsson, Halldór, 1902-1998

Gudjonsson, Halldór K.

Gudjonsson, Halldór K. 1902-1998

Guðjonsson, Halldór Kiljan.

Guðjónsson, Halldór Kiljan 1902-1998

Gudjónssonas Halldóras

Gudjounsonas Haldouras Kiljanas

Guðónsson H.K.

H. K. Laxness 1902-1998

Haldór Kiljan Gudjónsson

Haldór Kiljan Gudjónsson 1902-1998

Haldor Laksnes

Haldors Laksness

Halldór 1902-1998

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 Guðjónsson 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 islandsk forfatter

Halldór Laxness islantilainen kirjailija

Halldór Laxness íslenskur rithöfundur og skáld

Halldór Laxness izlandi író, költő, esszéista

Halldór Laxness scrittore islandese

Halldóras Laxnessas

Khalldor Laksness 1902-1998

Kiljan Guðjónsson, Halldór 1902-1998

Lāksins, Hāldūr

Laksnes, Haldor

Laksnesas Haldoras

Laksnesas Haldouras Kiljanas

Laksness, Challdor

Laksness, Challdor 1902-1998

Laksness, Challdor Kil'jan

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

Laxnessas Halldóras Kiljanas

Xalldor Laksness

Χαλντόρ Λάξνες

Галдор Лакснесс

Гальдаўр Кільян Лякснэс

Лакснесс Халлдор

Лакснесс, Халлдор, 1902-1998

Лакснесс Халлдор Кильян

Лакснесс, Хальдор Кильян, 1902-1998

Халдор Лакснес исландски писател

Халдоур Лакснес

Халлдор Кильян Лакснесс

Халлдор Лакснесс, 1902-1998

Хальдаўр Кільян Лакснес

Хальдор Кильян Лахснесс

Хальдор, Лакснесс, 1902-1998

Хальтоур Гвюдйоунссон

Հալդոր Լաքսնես

הלדור לכסנס

هالدور لاكسنس

هالدور لاکسنس

هالدور لاکسنس زبان‌شناس، نویسنده، و مترجم آیسلندی

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