Titre : Ljóđ [Poetry]
Author was a Canadian Icelander. PUBLISHER: Reykjavík : Barnablaðið Æskan, 1950. DESCRIPTION: 147 p.,  leaves of plates : ports. ; 23 cm. Biographical introductory chapter by Steingrímur Arnason, 1879-1951; the bulk of the book is comprised of the author's poetry - which includes specific attention to the Canadian Icelandic community - e.g., 'Juni i Winnipeg', 'Stephan G. Stephansson', and 'Vesturlandi' , commemorative poem for Eleanora Julias, Winnipeg health care official - thus PRIMARILY CANADIAN CONTENT. The author, Sigurdur Julius Johannesson (not to be confused with Sigurdur J. Johannesson - the latter also known s "S. J.") was "one of the most prominant and popular of the Icelandic Canadian poets. From the time of his arrival in Canada in 1899, he played a . . . prominent part in community life as a physician, journalist, poet [and translator], temperance worker and a zealous advocate of social and political reform", according to the scholar Kristjanson (The Icelandic People in Manitoba, p. 489). Watson Kirkonnell includes the author's poetry in his anthology, Canadian Overtones, Columbia Press, 1935. An article dated Jan, 1963 from "Lögberg" is pasted to the verso of front cover and recto of ffep; it is comprised of a eulogy for the author in the form of a poem by Gus Sigurdson [A Winnipeg Icelandic-Canadian poet]. Includes index. Near Fine condition in half leather and marbled paper over boards. SUBJECTS: Jóhannesson, Sigurður Júlíus, 1868-1956. At time of cataloguing, only one copy on Amicus; not listed in Peel (3rd edition). N° de réf. du libraire 29782
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