Karl Litli : saga frá Draumamörk [LITTLE KARL: STORIES FROM Draumamörk]/ By/eftir J. Magnús Bjarnason ; WITH DRAWINGS By/með myndum eftir Jóhann Briem. FIRST EDITION/1. útg.]

Bjarnason, Jóhann Magnús, 1866-1945

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Title: Karl Litli : saga frá Draumamörk [LITTLE ...


PUBLISHER: Reykjavík : E.P. Briem, 1935. DESCRIPTION: 224 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Several small library handstamps to prelims; very light edgeweaar to boards (covers); light sticker residue to spine; otherwise Very Vood in original paper-over-boards (hardcover) with red cloth backstrip. Story of an Icelandic-Canadian child growing up in Canada. 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 school teacher 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 mettle in various parts of the western world. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 61. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 36200

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