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A Bleak and Chilling Icelandic Epic: Independent People by Halldór Laxness (1934-5)

I’ve got my Nordic winter reading off to a fine start with this monumental novel by Icelandic Nobel Literature laureate Halldór Laxness.  It delivered everything I was hoping: from snowstorms and sublime landscapes to an insight into the culture of a … Continue reading

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