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Talk: Mythical Muses of the Land of Ice
Date: 4 November 2013 

Swedish Section, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU cordially invites you to attend a talk:

Mythical Muses of the Land of Ice

Icelandic poet, novelist, and lyricist

Date: 4 Nov, 2013 (Mon)
Time: 4:30 - 6:20pm
Venue: Room 2.19,Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus HKU

Sjón has been inspired by the epic sagas of his native Iceland in his work as a writer, poet and musician.  He interweaves folklore with reality to create modern folktales dealing with the eternal puzzles of mankind.  His talk will  explore the significance of myths in the contemporary world and how they have inspired his artistic output.  Sjón’s work has been widely translated and he  has taken part in a variety of art shows and music events. In 2001, his long-time  collaboration with the Icelandic singer Björk led to an Oscar nomination for his lyrics for the Lars von Trier movie Dancer in the Dark.


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