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Halldór Laxness

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Halldór Laxness
Halldór Kiljan Laxness 1955.jpg
BornHalldór Guðjónsson
(1902-04-23)23 April 1902
Reykjavík, Iceland
Died8 February 1998(1998-02-08) (aged 95)
Reykjavík, Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature
1955
Spouses
Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir (m. 1930–1940)
[1]
Auður Sveinsdóttir (m. 1945–1998)

Halldór Kiljan Laxness (Icelandic: [ˈhaltour ˈcʰɪljan ˈlaksnɛs] (About this soundlisten); born Halldór Guðjónsson; 23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer. He won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature.[2]

Works[change | change source]

  • 1919: Barn náttúrunnar (Child of Nature)
  • 1924: Undir Helgahnúk (Under the Holy Mountain)
  • 1927: Vefarinn mikli frá Kasmír (The Great Weaver from Kashmir)
  • 1931: Þú vínviður hreini (O Thou Pure Vine) – Part I of Salka Valka
  • 1932: Fuglinn í fjörunni (The Bird on the Beach) – Part II of Salka Valka
  • 1933: Úngfrúin góða og Húsið (The Honour of the House), as part of Fótatak manna: sjö þættir
  • 1934: Sjálfstætt fólk — Part I, Landnámsmaður Íslands (Icelandic Pioneers), Independent People
  • 1935: Sjálfstætt fólk – Part II, Erfiðir tímar (Hard Times), Independent People
  • 1937: Ljós heimsins (The Light of the World) – Part I of Heimsljós (World Light)
  • 1938: Höll sumarlandsins (The Palace of the Summerland) – Part II of Heimsljós (World Light)
  • 1939: Hús skáldsins (The Poet's House) – Part III of Heimsljós (World Light)
  • 1940: Fegurð himinsins (The Beauty of the Skies) – Part IV of Heimsljós (World Light)
  • 1943: Íslandsklukkan (Iceland's Bell) – Part I of Íslandsklukkan (Iceland's Bell)
  • 1944: Hið ljósa man (The Bright Maiden) – Part II of Íslandsklukkan (Iceland's Bell)
  • 1946: Eldur í Kaupinhafn (Fire in Copenhagen) – Part III of Íslandsklukkan (Iceland's Bell)
  • 1948: Atómstöðin (The Atom Station)
  • 1952: Gerpla (The Happy Warriors (1958) / Wayward Heroes (2016))
  • 1957: Brekkukotsannáll (The Fish Can Sing)
  • 1960: Paradísarheimt (Paradise Reclaimed)
  • 1968: Kristnihald undir Jökli (Under the Glacier / Christianity at the Glacier)
  • 1970: Innansveitarkronika (A Parish Chronicle)
  • 1972: Guðsgjafaþula (A Narration of God's Gifts)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Halldór Laxness love letters published". Iceland Review. 28 October 2011. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. "Nobel Prize Winners by Country".