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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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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Vignettes XIX

The contents of Vignettes XIX are extremely diverse. The first part of the book contains stories from the eternal city of Rome, St’Agata and the Sorrentino Coast in Italy, which have become cherished destinations for the author, as well as stories from Berlin and Zürich. The middle section of the book consists of stories from the Northeastern corner of Iceland. Nowhere does Ármann Reynisson feel such a strong connection to Icelandic culture as on well-established farms throughout the country’s rural areas. The third part of the book includes stories from New York and New England where a new world has been unexpectedly opened to the author, a world he had not previously encountered in the United States but which he has richly enjoyed. Every story greatly benefits from the author’s unique style, which is concise yet poetic, realistic but inspirational. The Vignettes are ideal for reading aloud at many an occasion.

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