Þögul leiftur [Thogul Leiftur] [Silent Flashes]

Runólfsson, Jón 1856-1930

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Title: Ţögul leiftur [Thogul Leiftur] [Silent ...


PUBLISHER: Winnipeg: Sveinn Thorvaldsson, 1924. DESCRIPTION: 270, [2] pages; [1] plate/mbl. ; 17 cm. Very Good in card covers. AUTHOR BIO : Kristjanson, in The Icelandic People of Manitoba (p. 487-88), states that the author was an Icelandic Canadian "lyric poet of the first rank" and an accomplished translator. About half of the book is comprised of the authors poems; the other half is an anthology of translations - in which contents include: Meðal efnis: þýdd ljóð: Málmneminn / Henrik Ibsen. - Vestigia / Bliss Carman. - Vögguvísur ; Fugl á grein ; Gleym-mjer-ei - Haustvísur úr þýsku. - Draumur konu Pílatusar / Edwin Markham. - Regndagurinn ; Haust hið innra ; Örin og ljóðið ; "Home they brought him" ; Baldursbrá ; Enok Arden / Longfellow. - Gakk þig ; Systurnar / Alfred Tennyson. - Duldar ástir / Björnstene Björnson. - Nykurinn / Velhaven. - Sálmar: LEad, kindly light / John H. Newman. - Abide with me / H.F. Lyte. - From Greenland’s icy mountains ; Brightest and best of the sons of the morning / Reginald Heber. - Páskamorgun / Grundtvig. - Onward Christian soldiers / F.B. Gould. - Kvöldsálmur / Ingemann. - Engillinn (úr þýsku) / Lermontoff. Jesus lover of my soul. On p. 45 is a poem about re an Icelandic artist visiting Winnipeg; on p. 42 is a poem to Ms. Sveinsson, teacher, delivered at Icelandic River, in Manitoba; p. 40 there is a poem to Rev. Jon Bjarnason of Winnipeg, delivered at a dinner to his honour in Winnipeg; on p. 122 is a poem entitled Toast to New Iceland deliveredin Gimli, 1915; on p. 113 is poem to pioneers delivered at Vidines in Manitoba, etc. - Thus primarily Canadian content. Subject Icelandic Candian Literature; Icelandic Literature/Íslenskar bókmenntir; Poetry/Ljóð; Translation/Þýðingar. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 28. At time of cataloguing, only three locations listed on Amicus. Bookseller Inventory # 29888

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