Give A Man A Fish…

by Timothy Lusch

Teach A Fish To Sing

The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness

Halldór Laxness (1902-1998), an Icelandic writer, produced novels, plays, short stories, and poetry. Back when the Nobel Prize was awarded to people who arguably deserved it, Laxness was the 1955 laureate. His works are dominated by the people and places of his native Iceland. Spare and simple, yet spiritual and majestic as the Icelandic landscape, Laxness’ novels are teeming with human energy. In this book, a kind of coming of age story, Álfgrímur shows us that sometimes leaving and loving are bound up in each other, a necessary coupling that helps us find our singleness of purpose.

“Learn never to look forward to anything. It is the beginning of knowing how to endure everything.”