Titre : Ljóđakorn [Little Verses]
PUBLISHER/Imprint: Winnipeg, Man. : Lögberg-Heimskringla, 1983; DESCRIPTION: 119 P. ; 19 cm. Gen. note Um höfund Ljóðakorna / Afterword (1 1/2 page bio of author) by Professor Haraldur Bessason: s. 115-116 [Afterward by Haraldur Bessason, pp. 115-116 (Bessason for many years held the Chair of Icelandic studies at the Icelandic Department, University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada). Includes many verses commemorating and praising Icelandic-Canadian (and to a lesser extent Icelandic-American) contemporaries, including leading poets Stephan G. Stephansson and Guttormur Guttormsson as well as explorer Vilhjalmar Stefansson. Subjects: Poetry/Ljóð; Icelandic-Canadian/American Literature; Íslenskar bókmenntir . Add.Entry Haraldur Bessason 1931. The author, Friðrik Lúðvík 'Lúlli' Kristjánsson, was born in Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland, 1887, son of Kristján Kristensen, Danish ship's captain, and Kristín Björnsdóttir (who was a first cousin to Icelandic poet Páll Ólafsson), immigrated to Canada at 16 in 1903, first to the Argyle Settlement, then to Winnipeg. He was active in the Good Templars society and the Icelandic National League, well known for his humorous poetry, entertained at many Icelandic gatherings in Winnipeg, wife Gestný Gestsdóttir. Fine in bllue hardcover - remarkably nice condition. N° de réf. du libraire 36254
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