World Light Halldór Laxness

ISBN: 9780299051914

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521 pages


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World Light  by  Halldór Laxness

World Light by Halldór Laxness
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As an unloved foster child on a farm in rural Iceland, Ólafur Kárason has only one consolation: the belief that one day he will be a great poet. The indifference and contempt of most of the people around him only reinforces his sense of destiny, forMoreAs an unloved foster child on a farm in rural Iceland, Ólafur Kárason has only one consolation: the belief that one day he will be a great poet. The indifference and contempt of most of the people around him only reinforces his sense of destiny, for in Iceland poets are as likely to be scorned as they are to be revered. Over the ensuing years, Ólafur comes to lead the paradigmatic poet’s life of poverty, loneliness, ruinous love affairs and sexual scandal.

But he will never attain anything like greatness.As imagined by Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness in this magnificently humane novel, what might be cruel farce achieves pathos and genuine exaltation. For as Ólafur’s ambition drives him onward–and into the orbits of an unstable spiritualist, a shady entrepreneur, and several susceptible women–World Light demonstrates how the creative spirit can survive in even the most crushing environment and even the most unpromising human vessel.



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