Pétur Gunnarsson

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Pétur Gunnarsson is an Icelandic writer born in Reykjavík on 15 June 1947. He received his master's degree (maîtrise) in Philosophy at Aix-Marseille University in 1975. He is best known as a novelist but has also translated several works of French literature (including Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust and Claude Lévi-Strauss's Tristes tropiques) and written song lyrics, plays, poetry, and screenplays. He received the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Falcon in January 2011.

Pétur Gunnarsson lives in Reykjavík with his wife Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdóttir. They have two grown sons.

Works[edit]

  • 1973 Splunkunýr dagur (poetry)
  • Andri Haraldsson tetralogy :
    • 1976 : Punktur, punktur, komma, strik
    • 1978 : Ég um mig frá mér til mín
    • 1982 : Persónur og leikendur
    • 1985 : Sagan öll
  • 1977 : Grænjaxlar (play)
  • 1977 : Krókmakarabærinn (play)
  • 1987 : Sykri og brauði
  • 1989 : Vasabók
  • 1990 : Hversdagshöllinn
  • 1991 : Dýrðin á ásýnd hlutanna
  • 1994 : Efstu dagar
  • 1997 : Heimkoma
  • 1999 : Aldarför
  • Cycle Skáldsaga Íslands :
    • 2000 : Myndin af heiminum: Skáldsaga Íslands I
    • 2002 : Leiðin til Rómar: Skáldsaga Íslands II
    • 2004 : Vélar tímans: Skáldsaga Íslands III
  • 2003 : Að baki daganna (poetry)
  • 2007 : ÞÞ - í fátæktarlandi: Þroskasaga Þórbergs Þórðarsonar (on the author Þórbergur Þórðarson)
  • 2009 : ÞÞ - í forheimskunarlandi
  • 2012 : Íslendingablokk: (tíðarandasaga)
  • 2013 : Veraldarsaga (mín): aldarfarsbók
  • 2014 : Veraldarsaga mín: ævisaga hugmynda

Translated works[edit]

  • Point, point, virgule, tiret (1999, tr. Régis Boyer)
  • Punkt punkt komma strich (2011, tr. Benedikt Grabinski)
  • Ich meiner mir mich (2012, tr. Benedikt Grabinski)
  • Die Rollen und ihre Darsteller (2013, tr. Benedikt Grabinski)
  • Das vierte Buch über Andri (2014, tr. Benedikt Grabinski)

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