Halldór Kiljan Laxness (Icelandic: [ˈhaltour ˈcʰɪljan ˈlaksnɛs] ; born Halldór Guðjónsson; 23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer and winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote novels, poetry, newspaper articles, essays, plays, travelogues and short stories.
04/07/2022 · Only one major biography of the writer who would call himself Halldór Laxness exists in English: “The Islander,” by Halldór Guðmundsson, which was published in 2008 in the United Kingdom ...
07/07/2022 · Halldór Laxness átti sína fegurstu stund um miðbik síðustu aldar og hætti að skipta máli löngu fyrir lok kalda stríðsins - kynnu einhverjir að halda. Rangt. Bandaríska tímaritið New Yorker rekur ítarlega endurreisn Laxness í engilsaxneskum bókmenntaheimi. Tvær sögur eru í forgrunni, Sjálfstætt fólk og Salka Valka.
Capital punishment in Iceland was practiced until 1830. Although many were sentenced to death after 1830, their sentences were each commuted.Capital punishment was formally abolished in 1928.
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Filmens förlaga var romanen Salka Valka av den isländske författaren Halldór Laxness. Romanen omarbetades till filmmanus av Rune Lindström och producerades av Lennart Landheim. Musiken komponerades av Sven Sköld, fotograf var Sven Nykvist och klippare Lennart Wallén.