Þetta er Allt að Koma

Hallgrímur Helgason


Book, 19.6 x 12.3 cm, 434 p, language : Icelandic, publisher : Uglan Íslenski kiljuklúbburinn, Reykjavík.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/278).

Literary synopsis

Þetta er Allt að Koma (Things Are Going Great) is a comic and grotesque novel that tells the story of Ragga Birna, an Icelandic wannabe musician, singer, and finally actress. It’s an ironic take on “the rise and rise” autobiography of the small time celebrity: Ragga’s story is intercepted regularly by her own self-deceptive comments. Throughout the recounting of one disaster upon another, Ragga Birna maintains her fierce optimism and sees all her failures in the best of lights. Though written as a cynical comedy, the book is tragic in its heart: It’s the story of a woman who sacrifices everything in trying “to make it”, even though she is utterly talentless.

Novel's website

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Comedy, Tragic Farce.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Cynicism, Humor.

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