Ævisaga [Aevisaga] Helga Einarssonar frá Neðranesi í Stafholtstungum í Mýrarsýslu, Íslandi : byrjað við Lake St. Martin, 3 Apríl 1920 [Autobiography of HelgI Einarsson, an Icelandic-Canadian Fisher/Entrepreneur]

Einarsson, Helgi (1870-1961)

Published by Ísafoldarprentsmiðja, [Reykjavík, Island/Iceland, 1954
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Title: Ævisaga [Aevisaga] Helga Einarssonar frá ...

Publisher: Ísafoldarprentsmiðja, [Reykjavík, Island/Iceland

Publication Date: 1954


216 s.[pages], [1] mbl. [portrait] ; 22 sm. [cm.]. Autobiography of a "Western (i.e., Canadian) Icelandier, or "Vestur Íslendingar", Helgi Einarsson, a leading fisherman and entrepreneur of the Manitoba interlake area. Entirely in the Icelandic language. A superior memoir in that the author is unusually articulate and insightful, offering a detailed account of ethnic and race relations of his time and place (his wife was Aboriginal), as well as an insider's account of the early freshwater fishing industry on the large Canadian prairie lakes. Subjects : Ævisögur; Bændur; autobiography; memoir; inland/fresh water fishing, Icelandic-Canadian settlers/immigration/immigrants; Icelanders--Manitoba--Biography; Fishers--Manitoba--Biography; Einarsson, Helgi, 1870-1961. Foreign-published Canadiana. [Also published in English - in a 1982 translation by George Hauser]. Wear to spine, light soil to covers, still Good+ in trade paperback. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 60. Bookseller Inventory # 30174

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