World Light

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Product Details
Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
624
Dimensions
5.16 X 8.1 X 1.13 inches | 0.99 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375727573

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About the Author
Halladór Laxness was born near Reykjavík, Iceland, in 1902. His first novel was published when he wsa seventeen. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction, and one of the outstanding novelists of the century, he has written more than sixty books, including novels, short stories, essays, poems, plays, and memoirs. In 1955 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 1998.
Reviews
"[Laxness is] a poet who writes to the edge of the pages, a visionary who allows us a plot: He takes a Tolstoyan overview, he weaves in an Evelyn Waugh-like humor: it is not possible to be unimpressed." -- Daily Telegraph (London)

"[An author of] compassionate, scathing novels." -Annie Dillard, The New York Times Book Review

"[Laxness is] a poet who writes to the edge of the pages, a visionary who allows us a plot: He takes a Tolstoyan overview, he weaves in an Evelyn Waugh-like humor: it is not possible to be unimpressed." -- Daily Telegraph (London)

"Laxness is a brilliant writer." --The Washington Post