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Titre : The New Icelanders : a North American ...
PUBLISHER: Winnipeg, MB : Turnstone Press, 1994. DESCRIPTION: vii, 103 p.; oblong, 22 X 28 cm. : ill., ports. + 1 map. In Fine condition in larger trade paperback. NOTES: fold-out map in pocket attached to back cover entitled: New Iceland farm names. Canadiana. David Arnason is a noted Canadian writer, and formerly Head of the Departments of English and Iclelandic, respectively, at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the Icelandic-Canadian community. SUBJECTS: Icelanders--Manitoba--History; Icelanders--Canada--History; Icelanders--United States--History; Manitoba--History, Local. N° de réf. du libraire 34043
Synopsis : Part history, part journey into memory and myth, The New Icelanders is a collage of photos and remembrances exploring a singular segment of the North American Icelandic community--a people who, in 1875, left their island of glaciers and volcanoes to settle the farms, cities and towns of the Canadian and American midwest, establishing the Republic of New Iceland on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
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David Arnason is the head of the English Department at the University of Manitoba and the acting head of the university's Icelandic Studies Department.He has written and edited dozens of books--poetry, short stories, drama, criticism, non-fiction, and novels.
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