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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Halldor Laxness (1902 - 1998)

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Please consider recommending where to begin reading this author, or where not to. A few words about your experiences reading this author and why you make the recommendations you do will be helpful to other users. If you are the author or have studied this author extensively, please say so.

notthatbillw January 31st, 2006 03:40 PM PST

I don't think there will be any dispute here: start with Independent People.

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"Halldór Laxness was born near Reykjavík, Iceland, in 1902. His first novel was published when he was seventeen. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction, and one of the outstanding novelists of the century, he wrote more than sixty books, including novels, short stories, essays, poems, plays, and memoirs. In 1955 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Laxness died in 1998."

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