Under the Glacier

Backorder (temporarily out of stock)

Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400034413

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Halldór Laxness was born near Reykjavík, Iceland, in 1902. His first novel was published when he was seventeen. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction, and one of the outstanding novelists of the century, he wrote more than sixty books, including novels, short stories, essays, poems, plays, and memoirs. In 1955 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Laxness died in 1998.

Reviews

"One of the world's most unusual, skilled and visionary novelists." -Jane Smiley

"Laxness is a beacon in twentieth-century literature, a writer of splendid originality, wit, and feeling." -Alice Munro

"The qualities of the sagas pervade his writing, and particularly a kind of humor-oblique, stylized and childlike-that can be found in no other contemporary writer." -The Atlantic Monthly

"One of the world's most unusual, skilled and visionary novelists." -Jane Smiley

"A marvelous novel about the most ambitious questionsÉ. It is also one of the funniest books ever written.: --Susan Sontag, from the Introduction

"The qualities of the sagas pervade his writing, and particularly a kind of humor-oblique, stylized and childlike-that can be found in no other contemporary writer." -The Atlantic Monthly

"Laxness is a beacon in twentieth-century literature, a writer of splendid originality, wit, and feeling." -Alice Munro