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. Includes index. Gift inscription in pen to front free endpaper, otherwise About Fine condition in half faux 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 35264
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