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8 Introduction 10 12 16 19 21 25 28

Reykjavík – History and Culture History and Language The Place The Green City The People Economy and Administration Cultural Landscape

36 Summary of Icelandic Literary History 38 Middle Ages 43 The Árni Magnússon Manuscript Collection 44 Hallgrímur Pétursson and Religious Literature 47 Folklore and Folk Poetry 50 Romanticism and the Struggle for Independence 52 Contemporary Prose 58 Contemporary Poetry 60 Literature for Children and Young Adults 64 Translations 66 68 74 88 94 100 106

Reykjavík – a City of Literature Literature in the City Landscape Festivals, Events and Awards Libraries and Digital Media Education, Literacy and Literature Literature and Academics Book Publishing, Bookstores and Media

114 Looking to The Future 120 Appendix 122 Publishers in the Capital Area 123 Literature and Culture in Reykjavík – Websites 124 Translated Literature 130 Visiting Writers 130 Event Calendar 134 Literary Trail – Authors and Works

Reykjavik City of Literature - Submission  
Reykjavik City of Literature - Submission  

Reykjavik City of Literature - Submission

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