Gaman og Alvara [Frivolous and Serious - (Poetry)]

Guttormsson, Guttormur J. (Guttormur Jónsson), 1878-1966

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Title: Gaman og Alvara [Frivolous and Serious - (...


PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Columbia Press, 1930. DESCRIPTION: 190 p.; 20 cm. Fine in wine-colored cloth hardcover. Scarce in cloth hardcover binding, particularly in this fine condition. A book of poems in the Icelandic language, which includes the author's anthemic Icelandic-Canadian poem 'Sandy Bar' as well as a poem commemorating fellow poet Stephan G. Stephansson . The author, who lived near Riverton, north of Gimli, Manitoba is considered the second most important Icelandic-Canadian poet by scholars (the foremost was Stephan G. Stephansson of Alberta). Guttormsson was "a leading Icelandic poet" (Kirkconnell, Canadian overtones). Referenced in Hjartar, page 21. Peel (3rd Ed), #5439; Bookseller Inventory # 29739

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