Titre : Sólöld : barnablađ Voraldar [The Age of the ...
PUBLISHER : Winnipeg, 1918-1919. DESCRIPTION : All issues Very Good or better, bound in marbled paper-over-boards hardcover with red cloth backstrip and corners; 30 X 22 cm. Illustrated. Publ. dates/Seq. 1. Year/árg., No./nr. 1-11 (but only 2-9 offered here) . Eight pages per issue. Credits : Edited by/Ritstj. Sigurdur Július Jóhannesson. SUBJECTS : Western (i.e. North American) Icelanders; Vestur-Íslendingar. CONTENTS: Wilhelm Kristjanson (private notes) states, "Sólöld (The Age of the Sun), the first American [read: North American] children's magazine, radiated warmth, joy, happiness, love and idealsim in its stories and its singing [poetic] lyrics'. The editor wrote many of the contributions himself. AUTHOR BIO : The author, Sigurdur Julius Johannesson (not to be confused with Sigurdur J. Johannesson - the latter also known s "S. J.") was "one of the most prominant and popular of the Icelandic Canadian poets. From the time of his arrival in Canada in 1899, he played a . . . prominent part in community life as a physician, journalist, poet [and translator], temperance worker and a zealous advocate of social and political reform", according to the scholar Kristjanson (The Icelandic People in Manitoba, p. 489). Watson Kirkonnell includes the author's poetry in his anthology, Canadian Overtones, Columbia Press, 1935. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 73. Not in Peel. Rare. N° de réf. du libraire 35339
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