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Guðbergur Bergsson 1932-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 420 publications in 12 languages and 2,694 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Black humor  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: PT7511.G78, 839.6934
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Guðbergur Bergsson
The swan by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nine-year-old girl is sent to work in a country farm for shoplifting, a common form of punishment in Iceland. The novel describes the way she confronts the unknown and makes friends with animals
Tómas Jónsson : bestseller by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guðbergur Bergsson achieved success with his novel Tómas Jónsson, bestseller, which shocked Icelandic readers in innumerable ways, lashing out as it does at the Icelandic society of the post-war years for its cultural confusion, amorality, and hypocrisy. The main character is a grumpy old man who speaks and writes in various styles, grumbles and babbles and criticizes everything." -Dagný Kristjansdottir A retired, senile bank clerk confined to his basement apartment, Tomas Jónsson decides that, since memoirs are all the rage, he's going to write his own-a sure bestseller-that will also right the wrongs of contemporary Icelandic society. Egoistic, cranky, and digressive, Tómas blasts away while relating pick-up techniques, meditations on chamber pot use, ways to assign monetary value to noise pollution, and much more. His rants parody and subvert the idea of the memoir-something that's as relevant today in our memoir-obsessed society as it was when the novel was first published. Considered by many to be the "Icelandic Ulysses" for its wordplay, neologisms, structural upheaval, and reinvention of what's possible in Icelandic writing, Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller, was a bestseller, heralding a new age of Icelandic literature. Guðbergur Bergsson is the author of twenty-one books, from novels to children's literature, and a translator from Spanish into Icelandic. He has received the Icelandic Literary Prize and the Nordic Prize. Lytton Smith is the author of The All-Purpose Magical Tent, and has translated works from Bragi Olafsson, Jon Gnarr, and Kristin Tomarsdottir, among others"
Das Herz lebt noch in seiner Höhle by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna by Gudbergur Bergsson( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faðír og móðir og dulmagn bernskunnar : skáldævisaga by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Músin sem læðist : skáldsaga by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in Icelandic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sagan af Ara Fróðasyni og Hugborgu konu hans : skáldsaga by Gudbergur Bergsson( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in Icelandic and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leikföng leiðans by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in Icelandic and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indhold: Framboð ; Nöldur ; Píslavættismissir ; Vijað nafns ; Leiktu á Þinn gítar og sláðu hljóm af streng ; Kaffihlé ; Kvöld hinstu sólar ; Stimplað
Það rís úr djúpinu by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinsegin sögur by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in Icelandic and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13 satiriske noveller om forskellige former for kærlighed
Ástir samlyndra hjóna : tólf tengd atriði by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in Icelandic and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leitin að landinu fagra : skáldsaga by Gudbergur Bergsson( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in Icelandic and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Það sefur í djúpinu by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missir : stuttsaga by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in Icelandic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jólasögur úr samtímanum by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Icelandic and German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann og Dídí by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in Icelandic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sú kvalda ást sem hugarfylgsnin geyma : skáldsaga by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Icelandic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'aile du cygne : roman by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lömuðu kennslukonurnar by Gudbergur Bergsson( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Icelandic and Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ævinlega by Guðbergur Bergsson( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in Icelandic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The swan
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Faðír og móðir og dulmagn bernskunnar : skáldævisaga
Alternative Names
bergsson, gudbergur

Bergsson Guðbergur 1932-....

Bergsson, Guobergur 1932-

Gudbergur 1932- Bergsson

Guðbergur Bergsson

Guðbergur Bergsson 1932-....

Guðbergur Bergsson écrivain islandais

Guðbergur Bergsson escritor islandés

Guðbergur Bergsson Icelandic writer

Guðbergur Bergsson isländischer Schriftsteller

Guðbergur Bergsson scrittore islandese.

Guðbergur Bergsson taalkundige uit IJsland

Guðberguras Bergssonas

Guodbergur Bergsson

Gušbergur Bergsson.

Hermann (duln.)

غوذبيرغور بيرغسون كاتب آيسلندي

グドベルグー・ベルグッソン

Languages
Icelandic (168)

English (14)

German (13)

Danish (11)

Swedish (10)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

Finnish (1)

Italian (1)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)