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ISBN13: 9780307386052
ISBN10: 0307386058
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A sort of Icelandic "Great Gatsby," this beloved gem of a coming-of-age novelis one of Nobel Prize-winning author Laxnesss most accessible. 12,500print.

About the Author

Halldor Laxness was born near Reykjavik, 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 Iceland in 1998.

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dktrfz, December 16, 2007 (view all comments by dktrfz)
The most delightful of all Laxness' novels, The Fish Can Sing is a charming story of a boy's journey to manhood set in Reykjavík in the early twentieth century. It is full of Pickwickian characters and situations, with almost every paragraph containing the author's magnificent writing and insightful observations. A must for those interested in Iceland, a great introduction to Laxness, and a joy for everyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307386052
Author:
Laxness, Halldor
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Magnusson, Magnus
Introduction by:
Smiley, Jane
Introduction:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
translated by Magnus Magnusson
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
Halldor Laxness
Author:
Halldor Laxness Introduction by Jane Smiley
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Abandoned children
Subject:
Iceland
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Abandoned children - Iceland
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAP
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.52x.63 in. .44 lbs.

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