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  • Iceland

    By John Chang McCurdy

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112307573
    • Publisher: Almenna
    • Published: 1978
  • Iceland's Bell

    By Halldor Laxness

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400034253
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 2003
    At once an updating of the traditional Icelandic saga and a caustic social satire, Laxness's novel opens at the end of the 17th century with Iceland an oppressed Danish colony, suffering under extreme poverty, famine, and plague. A farmer and accused cord-thief named Jon Hreggvidsson makes a bawdy joke about the Danish king and soon after finds himself a fugitive charged with the murder of the king's hangman. The author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955. Notes. 425p.
  • Independent People: An Epic

    By Halldor Laxness

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679767923
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 1997
    This magnificent novel secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. Though set in the early 20th century, it recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. And if Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic &, at the same time, terrifying and bleakly comic. Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjartur wants nothing more than to raise his flocks unbeholden to any man. His spirited daughter wants to live unbeholden to him. 482p.
  • Sendependaj Homoj (Romantraduko En Esperanto)

    By Halldor Laxness

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595690562
    • Publisher: MONDIAL
    • Published: September 2007
  • The Fish Can Sing

    By Halldor Laxness

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307386052
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: February 2008
    A sort of Icelandic Great Gatsby, this beloved gem of a coming-of-age novel is one of Laxness's most accessible. The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood in the simple turt cottage of a generouselderly couple. He dreams only of being a fisherman like his adoptive grandfather, but his narrow horizons are challenged when he meets Iceland's biggest celebrity, the opera singer Gardar Holm. 256p.
  • Under the Glacier

    By Halldor Laxness

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400034413
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: March 2005
    The Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. Once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community where women are rumored never to bathe, eat, or sleep, and Creation itself is a work in progress. 288p.
  • Wayward Heroes

    By Halldor Laxness

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780914671091
    • Publisher: Archipelago Books
    • Published: November 2016

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