Halldór Laxness

Icelandic author

1902   -   1998

genre: narrative poetry
country of citizenship: Iceland
occupation: linguist, novelist, translator, playwright, poet, philosopher, writer
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature

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Halldór Kiljan Laxness (Icelandic: [ˈhaltour ˈcʰɪljan ˈlaxsnɛs] (listen); born Halldór Guðjónsson; 23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer. He won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature; he is the only Icelandic Nobel laureate. He wrote novels, poetry, newspaper articles, essays, plays, travelogues and short stories. Major influences included August Strindberg, Sigmund Freud, Knut Hamsun, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Bertolt Brecht and Ernest Hemingway.
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works

8

Iceland's Bell

literary work

author: Halldór Laxness

1943

Independent People

book by Halldór Laxness

author: Halldór Laxness

1934

Memoir of Halldór Laxness

book by Halldór Laxness

author: Halldór Laxness

2003

Maan valo

book by Halldór Laxness

author: Halldór Laxness

Under the Glacier

author: Halldór Laxness

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