Vignettes Contemporary Sagas

Ármann Reynisson offers his readers a unique glimpse into Icelandic society both in modern times and the past. His stories cover a wide variety of topics set in the countryside and the towns alike, exploring the country's people, animals and natural wonders.

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A brief Biography


Ármann Reynisson was born in Reykjavik in 1951. He has played a significant role in cultural and business life in Iceland since he returned from his studies at The London School of Economics in 1982. Always unconventional by choice, Reynisson has usually turned to testing out innovations in the various occupations he has taken up over the years. As a result he is regarded as both untraditional and controversial by his fellow Icelanders. After he completed his education.

Always unconventional by choice, Reynisson has usually turned to testing out innovations in the various occupations he has taken up over the years. As a result he is regarded as both untraditional and controversial by his fellow Icelanders. After he completed his education.

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Critics

"The skillful concision of Ármann Reynisson’s writing is enviable: it turns the narratives into prose poems with poignant threads of description, nicely balanced internal rhythms, and moving observations (Christmas, the country, childhood memories). I enjoy especially the darker tales - dinner parties, nepotism, the media, Reykjavik grandees, tense social relations, and so on - often with subversively humorous twists. The love series are very amusing."

Robert Clarke, Artist and Lecturer in Philosophy of Art, England
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Books

88 Stories Around Iceland

In 88 Stories Around Iceland, Ármann Reynisson offers his readers a unique glimpse into Icelandic society both in modern times and the past. His stories cover a wide variety of topics set in the countryside and the towns alike, exploring the country’s people, animals and natural wonders. The collection also contains stories about the relations between humans and elves, as well as some mildly erotic stories. The order in which the stories appear follows a journey around the country and for the reader’s convenience; there is a map of Iceland on each page pinpointing the exact location where the story takes place. The stories in this collection are especially well suited for reading aloud and are intended to be informative and contemplative.

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88 Stories Around Reykjavík

In 88 Stories Around Reykjavík, Ármann Reynisson offers his readers a unique glimpse into Reykjavík society both in modern times and the past. His stories cover a wide variety of topics af áhugaverðum stöðum og náttúrustemmingum, sérstökum atburðum eins og bankahruninu 2008 og ekki síst  skapandi fólki sem setur sterkan svip á borgina. The collection also contanis stories about gamalgróna veitingarstaði andrúmslofti þeirra og sögu nokkrum listmunabúðum as well as som mildly erotic stories. The stories in this collection are especially well suited for reading aloud and are intended ot be informarive and contemplative.

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Vignettes XXI

In Vignettes XXI, the author is inspired by a variety of subjects including current events, childhood memories, moving and illness. There are also portrait vignettes of interesting contemporary personalities who each make their mark on the country’s society. It is common for travellers to journey on the country’s highway through Húnavatnssýsla but they tend to allow the many interesting places and people who live and work there pass them by. In one section of the book, Ármann Reynisson opens his readers’ eyes to this fascinating part of the country. The author’s unique style is well utilised; he is concise but poetic, realistic and illuminating. The vignettes are ideal for reading aloud at many an occasion.

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West Nordic Vignettes

The West-Nordic vignettes are available as a two-volume show case edition. They comprise forty seven stories from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. In Volume I, each tale is in Icelandic, Faroese, Danish and Inuit while Volume II comprises the tales in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and English. The substance of the vignettes is varied, ranging … Continued

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