Out of the Blue: New Short Fiction from Iceland

Out of the Blue

New Short Fiction from Iceland

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ISBN10: 1517902533 ISBN13: 9781517902537 Contributors: Sjon (Foreword) Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr Published: Apr 11 2017 Pages: 183 Weight: 0.86lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

This extraordinary collection, the first anthology of Icelandic short fiction published in English translation, features work by twenty of Iceland’s most popular and celebrated living authors—including Andri Snær Magnason, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, and Auður Jónsdóttir—granddaughter of Halldór Laxness, who won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. Celebrated in Europe and Scandinavia but less known in the English-speaking world, these writers traverse realms of darkness and light that will be familiar to readers who have fallen under the spell of Scandinavian fiction. While uniquely Icelandic in topography and tenor, with a touch of the island’s supernatural charm, the stories traffic in the enduring and universal complexities of human nature. Here is a fictional universe where the ghosts of Vikings and spirits tread, volcanoes grumble underfoot, and writers trip the Northern Lights fantastic across the landscape of the Icelandic imagination. At long last, readers can enjoy award-winning stories now expertly rendered into English by the country’s most renowned translators. In “Killer Whale

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