Titre : Sólheimar : kvćđi [Worlds of the Sun : Poems...
Edition : First Edition
PUBLISHER: Reykjavík : Ísafoldarprentsmiðja, . DESCRIPTION: 186 p. port. 20 cm. Very Good+, recased in rown cloth (hardcover). CONTENTS: Poetry. CONSIDERABLE CANADIAN CONTENT - e.g., on p. 94 is poem about Canadian Minister of government, Joseph Thorsson; on p. 96 is poem in form of greeting to Einar Jonsson of Winnipeg; on p. 98 is poem to Sveinn Thorvaldsson of Icelandic River, Manitoba; on p. 102 a poem commemorates the 50th anniv. of Markerville settlement of Icelanders in Alberta; on p. 106-7 is poem in honour of Dr. August Bjarnason of Winnipeg; on p. 113-14 is a poem celebrating wedding of John David Eaton (baron of the Eaton retail empire) and Signy Stephenson - in short, much Canadian content. Watson Kirkonnell, p. 42, states that the author's poetry is of "high quality"; Beck in "History of Icelandic Poets" also speaks highly of the author's poetry and translations (pp 231-233]. The author came to Canada in 1913 from Iceland, and became the editor of the leading Icelandic-Canadian journal, Logberg, that was then (and is still) published in Winnipeg. See also Kristjanson, p. 491 for biog. of author. [Also published in 2nd (augmented) ed. (2. útg. aukin), with prefatory remarks by Ingibjörg Jónsson and Haraldur Bessason, Reykjavik, Iceland: Bókaútgáfa Menningarsjóðs, 1969 (238p.]]. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 57; also in Kirkonnell, p. 42. At time of cataloguing, only one listing for this work on Amicus; no listing in Peel (3rd Ed.). N° de réf. du libraire 32361
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