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Fugl á garðstaurnum og fleiri smásögur Halldór Laxness

Fugl á garðstaurnum og fleiri smásögur

Halldór Laxness

Published 1996
ISBN : 9789979203575
78 pages
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 About the Book 

Born Halldór Guðjónsson, he adopted the surname Laxness in honour of Laxnes in Mosfellssveit where he grew up, his family having moved from Reyjavík in 1905. He published his first novel at the age of 17, the beginning of a long literary career of over 60 books, including novels, short stories, poetry, and plays. Confirmed a Catholic in 1923, he later moved away from religion and for a long time was sympathetic to Communist politics, which is evident in his novels World Light and Independent People. In 1955 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.