Thor Vilhjįlmsson (born 1925) is part of a class of writers that rejects the pull of tradition in Iceland, writers who refuse to treat purely local themes and situations. Thor's contact with the world outside Iceland has been on many levels. He has lived for varying lengths of time in England, Italy, Sweden and Denmark, speaks and reads the major European languages and has travelled widely. His three prose works Under an Artificial Moon (1959), Rain in the Dust (1960), and Shapes of the Day, and Night (1961), draw primarily on travel impressions from the Soviet Union, Western Europe and the Mediterranean.
Thor's first work of fiction, Man is Always Alone, appeared in 1950, followed by The Days of Man (1954), Faces in the Mirror of the Drop (1957), The Cry of the Scarab (1970) and Moon-Sickle (1976). A comical work called Folda came out in 1972.
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