Jón Kalman Stefánsson


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in Reykjavík, Iceland
December 17, 1963

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Jón moved to Keflavík when he was 12 and returned to Reykjavík in 1986 with his highschool diploma. From 1975 – 1982 he spent a good deal of his time in West Iceland, where he did various jobs: worked in a slaughterhouse, in the fishing industry, doing masonry and for one summer as a police officer at Keflavík International Airport. Jón Kalman studied literature at the University of Iceland from 1986 until 1991 but did not finish his degree. He taught literature at two highschools for a period of time and wrote articles and criticism for Morgunblaðið newspaper for a number of years. Jón lived in Copenhagen from 1992 – 1995, reading, washing floors and counting buses. He worked as a librarian at the Mosfellsbær Library near Reykjavík until t ...more

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“...o Inferno é ter braços mas ninguém a quem abraçar.”
Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Himnaríki og helvíti

“The hours are numerous and the clock seldom measures the time that passes inside us, the real lifetime, and because of this many days can fit into a few hours, and vice versa, and numbers of years can be an imprecise measure of a man's lifetime, he who dies at forty has perhaps actually lived much longer than he who dies at ninety.”
Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Himnaríki og helvíti
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“Големи умове по света са развивали теории за човека и космоса или са откривали планети и творили стихове, а императори, царе и пълководци са рушили живота около себе си, и така историята е минавала през възходи и падения по целия свят, годините се събирали във векове, а през цялото това време жените в този край на света са се събуждали преди Бог и мъжете, за да коленичат пред огнището и да разпалят съчките, оставени в жарта миналата вечер. Сутрин могат да изгубят повече от час, докато събудят огъня, и продължават да раздухват жарта, докато по кожата избие пот; раздухват и не се отказват, защото какво е животът без огъня в студа наоколо?”
Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Harmur englanna



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