Books by Magnus Magnusson

UNDER THE GLACIER by Halldór Laxness
Released: March 1, 2005

"Readers familiar with Laxness's earlier works shouldn't overlook this fascinating appendage to them. Those unfamiliar might do better to begin with Independent People or World Light."
Christian doctrine gets a riotous, increasingly cryptic comeuppance in the Icelandic Nobel laureate's whimsical 1968 novel, previously unavailable in the US. Read full book review >
SCOTLAND by Magnus Magnusson
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Lively, opinionated, and dense with detail, Magnusson's tome belongs on the shelves of anyone interested in matters Scottish."
Almost as weighty as the Stone of Destiny, this vast, superb history relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia. Read full book review >
THE FISH CAN SING by Halldór Laxness
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Altogether, one of this great writer's most unusual and attractive books."
A welcome reissue of the 1955 Nobel laureate's 1957 novel about an abandoned boy's embattled growth to manhood in an Icelandic village, complicated by his kinship with generations of fisherfolk and his fixation on an internationally famous opera singer. Read full book review >