Review of Iceland’s Bell by Halldor Laxness

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Halldór Laxness emerged as a writer – and a Nobel Prize winning author at that – from a poverty-stricken island of no more than 80,000 people at the end of the nineteenth century. Remarkably, he was not the only writer of distinction of his generation. Instead a cluster of writers emerged from the same background. Each came from a society that had struggled not just against poverty but also against foreign domination.

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