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Miss Iceland

In the early 1960s, it was hard for a woman to penetrate Reykjavík’s artistic community. Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir explores this conflict.

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Review of ‘Miss Iceland’

To say that Icelanders love literature may be an understatement. Per capita, Iceland has more books published and more books read than anywhere else in the world, and Reykjavík is well known for its authors and independent bookstores. But in the early 1960s, it was hard for a woman to penetrate Reykjavík’s artistic community. In…

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