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New York Times Publishes Sontag on Laxness

By Iceland Review

Susan Sontag’s introduction to the forthcoming Magnus Magnusson translation of “Under the Glacier” was published on the New York Times website this weekend. In a lengthy essay, Sontag praises this later work of Laxness as being a mix of the comic and philosophical style novels.

Before Sontag’s death last December, she was long a champion of European writers. Sontag claims that “Under the Glacier” is the best of Laxness’s works, perhaps because it withholds from political opinion—a noteworthy comment from a particularly political writer.

“Under the Glacier” will be released next month by Vintage Press International.

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