Titre : Ljóðmæli [Poems]
PUBLISHER : Winnipeg : Freyja, 1905. DESCRIPTION : , 127,  pages.,  plate; 20 cm. CONDITION : Front cover chipped but no loss of text; rear cover missing, otherwise Very Good in (partial) wraps. SUBJECTS : Ljóð/Poetry; Íslenskar bókmenntir/Icelandic Literature; Icelancdic-Canadian literature. Undirtitill á kápu: dularfull fyrirbrigði og fleira; Per.Sub. Rögnvaldur Pétursson 1877-1940. The subject matter of the poems in this work are often related to the Icelandic settlements in Canada - e.g., (rough translation of some of the titles of these Canadian poems include, at Gimli, Toast to Canada; Canada as some people see it, Politics (re Canadian Liberals and Conservatives). Another poem satirizes Manitoba Premier Roblin. BIO OF AUTHOR: The author was a well known Icelandic-Canadian writer (poet), publisher and pioneer of the suffragette movement, of which his wife, Margrjet was a leader. They lived in Winnipeg, Hecla Island and Selkirk, all in Manitoba, Canada. Sigfus established a printing press in Selkirk in 1898, and with his wife published the feminist journal Freyja, the FIRST women's suffrage periodical in Canada. It was also a literary paper. At time of cataloguing, one listing only on Amicus; not in Peel (3rd ed.). Rare. N° de réf. du libraire 32945
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