Snorri Hjartarson

Jóhannes Helgason (University of Iceland)
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In 1930 three poems by a young man appeared in


, a literary magazine in Iceland. These were the first published poems of Snorri Hjartarson and they showcase themes that he continued to explore in his last book of poetry. Snorri was staying in Denmark when the poems were published, seeking treatment for an illness. Snorri’s parents were Hjörtur Snorrason and Ragnheiður Torfadóttir. He went to art school in Copenhagen and later moved to Oslo where he continued to study fine art until 1932. He then shifted his focus more towards writing. In 1934 his only novel was published, titled

Høit flyver ravnen

, written in Norwegian and published in Oslo. The novel was well received both in Norway and in Iceland, but has never been translated to Icelandic. Snorri moved to Iceland in…

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Citation: Helgason, Jóhannes. "Snorri Hjartarson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 July 2023 [, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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