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World Light

by Halldor Laxness

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Determined that he will someday be a great poet, Olaf Karason pursues his dream in the face of the contempt and indifference of the people around him, taking up a life of poverty, loneliness, failed love affairs and sexual scandal as he journeys across Iceland to seek his goal. Translated by Magnus Magnusson.