Independent People. Iceland Epic. Halldor Laxness. 1946. Nobel Prize Winner 1955.
Halldór Kiljan Laxness (born Halldór Guðjónsson) (1902 - 1998) was a twentieth-century Icelandic writer. Throughout his career Laxness wrote poetry, newspaper articles, plays, travelogues, short stories, and novels. He is the only Icelander to have won a Nobel Prize (Literature in 1955).
This is the First American Edition of the novel that won the Nobel Prize in 1955. This is Laxness' most acclaimed work, and it was originally published in Iceland as SJÁLFSTÆTT FÓLK, in 1934. The story is set in the early 20th century in a remote valley. The protagonist, a stubborn sheep-farmer, loses two wives in his life-long struggle for financial independence. Like Job in the Bible, he is plagued by superior forces exemplified by prosperous farmers and their commercial interest and finds what he truly values after losing all of his wealth.
Condition: Near Fine. Cover a bit bruised. Interior clean, bright and tight with no markings. Please view all photos as they give an accurate description of the condition of this collectible novel.
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