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6 X 9 inches, 72 pages

ISBN 0921254008
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Ólafur Gunnarsson

Translated from the Icelandic by David McDuff
Artwork by Judi Pennanen

Scandinavian Literature in Translation

BY NO MEANS A WORK OF SCIENCE FICTION, Gaga is a variation on the Don Quixote theme—about a man gone crazy on too much reading. Set in Reykjavík, Iceland, the story takes the reader on a psychotic journey to Mars. In Icelandic, 'gaga' means 'crazy.'


Ólafur Gunnarsson


Ólafur Gunnarsson was born in Iceland in 1948. Besides Gaga he has published three novels and two books of poetry. The Icelandic editions of his works are published by Forlagid, Reykjavík.


David McDuff


David McDuff was born in 1945. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he took his Ph.D. in 1971 with a thesis on the poetry of the Russian modernist, Innokenty Annensky.


J.O. (Judi) Pennanen


Judi Pennanen's artwork and illustrations have frequently accompanied books by Penumbra Press since its inception in 1979. She is also the author of her own book for children called, Heads or Tails. A resident of Huntsville, Ontario, Judi is represented in several major collections, public and private. Her subject matter very often derives from the northland itself, as in North Country Spring, from which she draws on the sights and sounds of "the landscape and its creatures, and the four seasons that create the variety and richness of the places."

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