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Sjón 1962-

Works: 126 works in 297 publications in 9 languages and 2,476 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Historical fiction  Epic fiction  History  Documentary films  Catalogs  Music videos  Sea stories  Music 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Composer, Librettist, Other, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PT7511.S62, 839.6935
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sjón
The whispering muse by Sjón( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invited to sail on a Danish merchant ship in 1949, eccentric Icelander Valdimar Haraldsson discovers the second mate on the ship is none other than Caeneus, the hero of Greek mythology, who regales his fellow shipmates with tales of the Golden Fleece
From the mouth of the whale by Sjón( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn's horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret and both books and men are burnt. Jona Palmason, a poet and self-taught healer, has been condemned to exile for heretical conduct, having fallen foul of the local magistrate. Banished to a barren island, Jonas recalls his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snjafjoll coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers and the deaths of his three children
The blue fox by Sjón( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter's territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his charge, a young woman with Down syndrome whom he had rescued from a shipwreck years before. By the end of Sjón's slender, spellbinding fable of a novel, none of their lives will be the same"--Page 4 of cover
De jongen die nooit heeft bestaan by Sjón( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reykjavik, 1918. The eruptions of the Katla volcano darken the sky night and day. Yet despite the natural disaster, the shortage of coal and the Great War still raging in the outside world, life in the small capital goes on as always. Sixteen-year-old Mani Steinn lives for the movies. Awake, he lives on the fringes of society. Asleep, he dreams in pictures, the threads of his own life weaving through the tapestry of the films he loves. When the Spanish flu epidemic comes ashore, killing hundreds of townspeople and forcing thousands to their sick beds, the shadows that linger at the edges of existence grow darker and Mani is forced to re-evaluate both the society around him and his role in it. Evoking the moment when Iceland's saga culture met the new narrative form of the cinema and when the isolated island became swept up in global events, this is the story of a misfit transformed by his experiences in a world where life and death, reality and imagination, secrets and revelations jostle for dominance
Björk : mid-career retrospective with new commisioned piece for MoMA by Björk( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition is the product of the close collaboration between Björk and Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large and Director of MoMA PS1, to bring together a chronology of music, sounds, videos, objects, instruments, and costumes, which visualize and reflect the characteristics of the artist's main work-- her singing and composing"--Foreword
De fluisterende muze : een mythe over Jason en Caeneus by Sjón( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op een scheepsreis vertellen twee opvarenden wonderlijke verhalen, ontleend aan Griekse en Noordse mythen
Screaming masterpiece by Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Icelandic and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the Icelandic indie pop music scene using concert footage, interviews, and excerpts from music videos
Blauwvos : novelle uit IJsland by Sjón( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een boosaardige plattelandspredikant op IJsland maakt fanatiek jacht op een blauwvos
Schattenfuchs : Roman by Sjón( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skugga-Baldur : þjóðsaga by Sjón( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman. Den islandske folkesagnstradition benyttes til at formidle et af nutidens etiske problemer
Cindy Sherman : untitled horrors by Cindy Sherman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An in-depth look at the disturbing and abject sides of the American photo artist's oeuvre. Throughout her career, Cindy Sherman (*1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) has been interested in the derailed and deviant sides of human nature, noticeable both in her selection of subject matter (fairytales, disasters, sex, horror, and surrealism) and in her disquieting interpretations of well-established photographic genres, such as film stills, fashion photography, and society portraiture. This richly illustrated publication seeks to highlight and acknowledge these aspects of her work based on selected examples and accompanied by texts by well-known authors, filmmakers, and artists who likewise deal with the grotesque, the uncanny, and the extraordinary in their artistic practice."--Publisher's website
Der Junge, den es nicht gab Roman by Sjón( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BJÖRK:>>Niemand verbindet Herz und Verstand poetischer als SJÓN.<<Island 1918: Die Spanische Grippe versehrt das Land, Vulkan Katla verdunkelt den Himmel und Island erhält endlich seine Unabhängigkeit. Zeiten des Aufruhrs und Aufbruchs. Mittendrin Máni Steinn: ohne Eltern, ohne Arbeit und zu allem Übel kann er weder lesen noch schreiben. Schlechte Voraussetzungen für einen jungen Mann in dieser Zeit. Aber Máni liebt das Kino und findet Rettung bei den Stummfilmen - und bei der schönen Sóla. Auf ihrem Motorrad entführt sie ihn aus der Dunkelheit und zeigt ihm, dass sich der Kampf lohnt, wenn man sich treu bleibt. In einer lyrischen, bildgewaltigen Sprache verwebt Sjón Historisches mit Phantastischem. Auch sein neuer Roman ist Weltliteratur. (Quelle:
Le moindre des mondes : récit by Sjón( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le pasteur Baldur Skuggason, fusil à l'épaule et fureur au ventre, est parti chasser la renarde quand il rencontre Friorik, un lettré qui a étudié la médecine au Danemark et qui s'occupe d'Abba, une jeune fille trisomique
Post by Björk( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews met de IJslandse popzangeres (1962- ) en haar medewerkers
Augu þín sáu mig : ástarsaga by Sjón( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in Icelandic and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kærlighedshistorie i mange lag. Den ydre ramme er et pensionat, tidligere bordel, i Niedersachsen, hvor tjenestepigen Marie-Sophie under 2. verdenskrig i et hemmeligt rum bliver sat til at passe en forkommen flygtning
Sur la paupière de mon père : histoire d'un crime by Sjón( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspirée du mythe du Golem, cette histoire raconte le périple de Léo Löwe, un Juif qui a fui l'Allemagne nazie à bord d'un paquebot naviguant en direction de l'Islande. Il a pour unique bagage une boîte à chapeau contenant un petit garçon d'argile, qu'il n'aura de cesse de vouloir éveiller à la vie. Mais il lui faut pour cela affronter de nombreuses épreuves. --[Memento]
Myrkar fígúrur by Sjón( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Icelandic and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The London 2012 Olympic Games songbook( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argóarflísin : goðsaga um Jason og Keneif by Sjón( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in Icelandic and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From the mouth of the whale
Alternative Names
Sigurđsson, Sigurjón B. 1962-

Sigurðsson, Sigurjón Birgir.

Sigurðsson, Sigurjón Birgir 1962-

Sigurdsson, Sjón

Sigurjón B. Sigurðsson

Sigurjón B. Sigurđsson 1962-

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson.

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurđsson 1962-

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson écrivain islandais

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson escritor islandés

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson isländsk poet och författare

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson islandsk poet og skribent

Sigursson, Sigurjón Birgir


Sjón Icelandic writer

Sjón isländischer Schriftsteller und Künstler

Sjón schrijver uit IJsland

Sjón scrittore e poeta islandese



Сьон Сигурдссон

The blue foxPost