Title: Fiflar I and II [two volumes] : smásögur ...
Complete in two volumes. CONDITION : Both Volumes in VG+ condition. PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : þorsteinn [Thorsteinn] Oddsson, Vol I published in 1914; Vol II published in 1919. Credits : Publisher of 2nd vol. is Þ. Þorsteinsson and Hjálmar Gíslason/Útg. 2.b. eru Þ. Þorsteinsson og Hjálmar Gíslason. DESCRIPTION: Vol. I : 63  pages ; Vol II : 64 pages. CONTENTS: selections written by Icelandic writers Gislason and the editor himself (Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson) and others plus translations into Icelandic of short stories from world literature.EDITOR BIO : The editor was a noted Icelandic-Canadian poet, editor, short story writer and writer of pivotal Icelandic-Canadian historical works - he lived in Winnipeg (source: Einarsson, History of Icelandic Prose Writers, pp. 247-8). OTHER : Einarsson calls the two-volume Fiflar as a "literary journal"; Hjartar places it in his bibliography under "translations" (it is both, to some extent though the editor's contributions as well as Gislason's are in the original Icelandic, hence not in translation). Complete contents: Efni 1.b.: Óminnisdrykkurinn / Rudolph Baumback. - Friðarboginn / Hjálmar Gíslason. - Iðrunarfulli syndarinn / Leo Tolstoj. - Þegar bréfin brunnu / Adam Dan. - Strengur hjartans / Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson. - Leyndarmál málarans / Olive Schreiner. - Heimskinginn / Ivan Tourganeff. - Laun skáldsins / Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson. Efni 2.b.: Enginn veit hvað átt hefir fyr en mist hefir / Hjálmar Gíslason. - Lífsgjöfin / Olive Schreiner. - Íslenzkar þjóðsagnir / Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson frá Upsum. - Í rökkrinu / Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson. - Vitringurinn og verkamennirnir / M. Gorky. - smásagnir. Referenced in Hjartar, pages 50 and 76. Bookseller Inventory # 30117
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