Los Angeles Review Of Books | Puppet Shows In A Swimming Pool: Surrealism, Punk, Poetry, and Contemporary Folklore According to Iceland’s Sjón

SJÓN, a name adapted from the mouthful Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson, means “sight” in Icelandic. Outside of his native country, he is most widely known as the author of three award-winning Nordic folk novels (finally available in English) and as a collaborator of the nation’s creative wunderkind, Björk.

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