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Gyrðir Elíasson

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Gyrðir Elíasson

Gyrðir Elíasson (b. 1961 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic poet and translator, brought up in Sauðárkrókur, a small village in the north of Iceland. Married, he has three daughters. His first book, a volume of poems, was published in 1983. Since then he has published many books of poetry, along with several novellas and collections of short stories and essays. He has translated some twenty books into Icelandic, primarily from English. 

Articles by Gyrðir Elíasson

Fragments from the Guidebook of the Dead
By Gyrðir Elíasson
Fragments from the Guidebookof the Dead                        First daytrip/ KolafjöllNo…
Translated from Icelandic by Meg Matich
Mountain Hike
By Gyrðir Elíasson
The tallest mountain on Mars is 24 kilometers highand I have climbed it in my dreams. I rememberthe view from the peak: magnificent;the blue planet swam in the half-twilight of evening.I seem to remember…
Translated from Icelandic by Meg Matich
House No. 451
By Gyrðir Elíasson
It’s old and dilapidated, with dirty, tattered curtains covering the windows, the roof on the verge of collapse and the antenna dangling from the gable on its wire. There are cracks in all the outside…
Translated from Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
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