Birtingur was a literarey/art magazine published in Iceland 1955-1968. Named after the philosophical novel by Voltaire, Candide (translated into Icelandic by nobel author Halldór Laxness as Birtingur and published in 1945), it was nothing short of instrumental in shaping modernism in Icelandic art and literature. It served as a platform for discussions for Icelandic artists and authors and was heavily debated all over the country. This book by Þröstur Helgason is truly a welcome input into the Icelandic literary and art history.
Author Þröstur Helgason
Publisher The University of Iceland Press, 2020
Format Paperback, 23 cm