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PUBLISHER: Ísafjördur, Iceland : Skulli Thoroddsen, 1898. DESCRIPTION: 126 p. ; 16 cm. One small institution stamp to title page, else Very Good in 1/4 black cloth and red paper-over-boards (hardcover). Subjects: Poetry; Icelandic-Canadian Literature; Ljóð; Íslenskar bókmenntir. One poem is entitled "in New Iceland" (i.e., the Gimli area of Manitoba]; another on the Canadian small schoolhouse; another on an Icelandic pioneer at Perry Sound, Ontario; another poem praising Johannes Sigurdsson, a merchant in Hnausa, Manitoba; plus a piece on students in school. The author was "one of those few Western Icelandic writers who gained popularity on both sides of the Atlantic" (Neijmann, The Icelandic Voice, , p. 146). He came to Canada at a young age. Neijmann states "the author creates a folklore, a body of legends for the West Icelanders . . .". His novel of Nova Scotia "has considerable cultural and historical value" (see Einarsson, History or Icelandic Prose Writers, p. 241). The author "emigrated from Iceland to Nova Scotia with his parents at age nine; became a schoolteacher in western Canada, 1889; after his retirement lived at Elfros, Saskatchewan (Kirkconnell, Canadian overtones)". Referenced in Hjartar, page 61. Peel (3rd ed) #2381. Rare item of Canadiana published abroad. N° de ref. de la librería 36335

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Título: Ljódmaeli [Poems]

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