Halldor Laxness

Halldr Kiljan Laxness (Icelandic: [haltour cljan laksns] (listen); born Halldr Gujnsson; 23 April 1902 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer and winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote novels, poetry, newspaper articles, essays, plays, travelogues and short stories. Writers who influenced Laxness included August Strindberg, Sigmund Freud, Knut Hamsun, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Bertolt Brecht and Ernest Hemingway.


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