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Sjón 1962-

Works: 150 works in 327 publications in 8 languages and 3,229 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Epic fiction  History  Documentary films  Music videos  Bildungsromans  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Composer, Interviewee, Other, Librettist, Translator, Editor
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 489 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 )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 473 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
Moonstone : the boy who never was by Sjón( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Reykjavik in 1918 as the Spanish flu runs rampant, this short, impressionistic work follows Mani Steinn, a cinema-obsessed 16-year-old boy who turns tricks for older men passing through his provincial city, and Sola G, a motorcycle-driving girl who infatuates him. As the epidemic's death toll rises, and his beloved movie theater is shuttered, Mani is employed by Dr. Garibaldi Arnason to assist in the physician's visits with the dying, while Sola is the driver. After Mani is imprisoned for having sex with a Danish sailor, the pace of the novel quickens and its stakes heighten. This is not a vast historical epic in the mode of Hilary Mantel; the characters and settings are vaguely sketched. But the prose is full of striking and poetic scenes, such as a silent film screened without musical accompaniment because all the musicians have died of influenza: it becomes apparent just how silent these films really are. This novel resonates both as an allegory about society and sex, as well as a historical glimpse of a time when pandemic and war pressed upon Iceland from the south
The blue fox by Sjón( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 341 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
Distant light( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano Renee Fleming returns with a new recital of songs and is joined by Sakari Oramo, who leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Her selections include Samuel Barber's famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and The Strand Settings, a four-song cycle by Anders Hillborg which was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and is dedicated to Fleming. The recital finishes with three new arrangements of songs by Bjork
Björk : mid-career retrospective with new commisioned piece for MoMA by Björk( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 118 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
Matthew Barney : drawing restraint by Matthew Barney( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De fluisterende muze : een mythe over Jason en Caeneus by Sjón( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 47 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 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La música islandesa golpeó la escena internacional con Björk y Sugarcubes. Varias bandas y solistas de la pasada década han seguido tocando Sigur Rós, Múm, Bang Gang, Mugison, Minus y Slowblow son algunos de los nombres más recientes, y aparecen algunos incluso más impronunciables si echamos un vistazo a los últimos años. ¿Es diferente?, es la primera reacción de la mayoría de la gente al oír esta heterogénea música, pero extremadamente original, ¿De dónde viene todo esto?. Al límite del mundo inhabitable, en el Atlántico-Norte, el islandés ha pasado largos siglos aislado, durante oscuros siglos fueron perfilando pacientemente su humor cáustico, sus melodías excéntricas y su poesía antigua. La música antigua, de épocas medievales, es uno de los secretos del sonido único islandés. El aullido de la tormenta ártica y las olas rompiendo en la costa rocosa, puede ser otro
Schattenfuchs : Roman by Sjón( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blauwvos : novelle uit IJsland by Sjón( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een boosaardige plattelandspredikant op IJsland maakt fanatiek jacht op een blauwvos
Skugga-Baldur : þjóðsaga by Sjón( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Icelandic and Undetermined and held by 33 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 30 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
Out of the blue : new short fiction from Iceland( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary collection, the first anthology of Icelandic short fiction published in English translation, features work by twenty of Iceland's most popular and celebrated living authors--including Andri Sn{aelig}r Magnason, J{acute}on Kalman Stef{acute}ansson, Krist{acute}in {acute}Omarsd{acute}ottir, and Au{eth}ur J{acute}onsd{acute}ottir--granddaughter of Halld{acute}or Laxness, who won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. Celebrated in Europe and Scandinavia but less known in the English-speaking world, these writers traverse realms of darkness and light that will be familiar to readers who have fallen under the spell of Scandinavian fiction. While uniquely Icelandic in topography and tenor, with a touch of the island's supernatural charm, the stories traffic in the enduring and universal complexities of human nature. Here is a fictional universe where the ghosts of Vikings and spirits tread, volcanoes grumble underfoot, and writers trip the Northern Lights fantastic across the landscape of the Icelandic imagination. At long last, readers can enjoy award-winning stories now expertly rendered into English by the country's most renowned translators. In "Killer Whale" a father contemplates euthanasia for a terminally ill child, in "Self Portrait" a vacationing family in Spain crosses paths with migrants, in "Escape for Men" a woman searches for an ex-lover in the South of France, and in "The Most Precious Secret" the nature of artists and the art world is mercilessly revealed. Both the Viking myths of Iceland's forefathers and the cutting-edge modern world of the country today are brilliantly alive in these remarkable and original stories. This collection is an excursion to an island where almost two million travelers descend yearly on a population of 345 thousand natives. Iceland is the place Bj{uml}ork calls home, the location where Game of Thrones was filmed--a place with open lava fields, glaciers, and iceberg lagoons among other natural wonders that is becoming one of the "hottest" tourist destinations on earth. Out of the Blue transports readers to Iceland's timeless and magical island of Vikings and geographical wonders, and it promises to be a seminal collection that will define Icelandic literature in translation for decades to come
Le moindre des mondes : récit by Sjón( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 24 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
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:
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
The London 2012 Olympic Games songbook( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The song of the stone collector : version for soprano and piano by Peter Bruun( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English 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 Birger 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 escriptor islandès

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson escritor islandés

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson isländsk poet och författare

Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson islandsk poet og skribent

Sigursson, Sigurjón Birgir


Sjón escritor islandés

Sjón Icelandic writer

Sjón isländischer Schriftsteller und Künstler

Sjón islandský spisovatel

Sjón schrijver uit IJsland

Sjón scrittore e poeta islandese



Сьон Сигурдссон

The blue foxMatthew Barney : drawing restraintPost