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In the Starlight / with introduction by J.T. Thorson, K. C.

Kristjansson, Adalsteinn

Editorial: Columbia Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Published in [1931?]. DESCRIPTION: 255 p. : port. ; 23 cm. Fine condition in green cloth hardcover. in VG dust jacket. Unusual in dj. Subjects: Essays by an Icelandic-Canadian writer. The author was born at Bessahlaðir in Öxnadalur in Northern Iceland in 1878, son of Kristján Jónasson and Guðbjörg Thorsteinsdóttir, emigrated to Canada in 1901, followed by widowed mother and siblings in 1906, took a homestead at Mozart, Sask. in 1906, but returned to Winnipeg and became a very successful building contractor in partnership with his brother Friðrik, suffered ill health in latter years and died in Hollywood, bequeathed $20,000.00 to the University of Manitoba, additional funds to establish a Chair in Science and Chemistry at the University of Iceland, a home for disadvantaged children in Eyjafjörður, also for reforestation in Iceland). He wrote several books in both Icelandic and English. In this volume, his essays range over various topics (e.g. superstition/spiritualism, Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, bootlegging, Flag union, pickpockets, election in Scotland), but do not deal with Canada specifically. . N° de ref. de la librería 35850

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Título: In the Starlight / with introduction by J.T....

Editorial: Columbia Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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