Titre : Í Rauðárdalnum / Jóhann Magnús Bjarnason. ...
Edition : First Edition
PUBLISHER: Akureyri, Iceland : Edda, 1942. DESCRIPTION: 482 pages/s.; Series Ritsafn ; 2. Very Good in orange cloth hardcover, letered in black. Canadian novel; Skáldsögur; Icelandic-Canadian literature; Icelandic Literature/Íslenskar bókmenntir. Stories set in Canada by Canadian author. The author was one of the greatest prose writers of the Icelandic-Canadian community, and "one of those few Western Icelandic writers who gained popularity on both sides of the Atlantic" (Neijmann, The Icelandic Voice, , p. 146). He emigrated from Iceland to Nova Scotia at age nine. He became a schoolteacher in western Canada in 1889. After his retirement, he lived at Elfros, Saskatchewan (Kirkconnell, Canadian overtones). His social criticisms were based clearly on the immigrant experience, according to Neijmann. She states also that, "the more important aspect of [the author's] fictional tales . . . is that he creates a folklore, a body of legends for the West Icelanders . . .". In his books, the heroes are usually courageous young Icelanders proving their moral metal in various parts of the western world. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 61. In Peel (3rd Ed.). N° de réf. du libraire 35723
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