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- DescriptionThe oath-brothers Thorgeir and Thormod raid for treasure and seduce women against the backdrop of a new cult of Christianity. Eventually, Thormod must avenge Thorgeir's death, demonstrating the senselessness of violence and the endlessly cyclical nature of obsession.
- Author BiographyHalldor Laxness (1902-1998) is the undisputed master of modern Icelandic fiction. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1955 for his vivid epic power which has renewed the great narrative art of Iceland. His body of work includes novels, essays, poems, plays, stories, and memoirs: more than sixty books in all. His works available in English include <i>Independent People</i>, <i>The Fish Can Sing</i>, <i>World Light</i>, <i>Under the Glacier</i>, <i>Iceland's Bell</i>, and <i>Paradise Reclaimed</i>. <b>About the translator: </b>Philip Roughton's translation of <i>Iceland's Bell</i> received the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize in 2001 and second prize in the 2000 BCLA John Dryden Translation Competition. His translation of Halldor Guomundsson's <i>The Islander: A Biography of Halldor Laxness</i> was recently released in the United Kingdom.
- Author(s)Halldor Laxness
- PublisherArchipelago Books
- Date of Publication03/11/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2016
- ImprintArchipelago Books
- Weight590 g
- Width153 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Translated byPhilip Roughton
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