People, Nov. 7, 1955

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

A perennial runner-up, Halldor Kiljan (Independent People) Laxness (rhymes with knocks mess), Iceland's epic chronicler of poets and peasants, at last won the Nobel Prize for literature. A winner of the Communist World Council for Peace Prize in 1953. Laxness, 53. bills himself as an "idealistic socialist," advises readers to judge the color of his philosophy from his books. His heroes are usually found struggling in the toils of nature and landed ogres, dying in blizzards, falling with boot-broken backs. First Icelander ever to...

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