Title: Hljˇmbrot : ljˇmŠli [Fragments of Melody: ...
PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : City Printing & Publishing, 1924. DESCRIPTION: 270 p. : port. ; 17 cm. Very Good in card covers. CONTENTS : Comprised of the authors own poems and translations of English works. The author identifies the locations in Canada where a number of his poems were written - e.g., Winnipeg, Gimli (Manitoba); Morden, Manitoba - e.g., on p. 37 is a poem by the author priaising the Morden, Manitoba, district; and on p. 47 is the author's poem the title of which is "At Lake Winnipeg"; on pp. 50-51 is poem commemorating the birthday of B. L. Baldwinson, a Winnipeg Icelandic Canadian; on p. 53 is a poem "greeting" Stefan Bjornsson, on his departure to Icelandon p. 60 is poem dealing with Canadian conscription; on p. 60 is a poem about fishing at Icelandic River, Manitoba - in short, much Canadian content. AUTHOR BIO : The author immigrated from Iceland to Winnipeg in 1886 and made his mark as a poet. He is anthologized in Walter Kirkonnell's Canadian Overtones and professor Richard Beck devotes two pages of critique of his poems in History of Icelandic Poets, 1950. SUBJECTS : 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 Greenlandĺs 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. Icelandic-Canadian Literature; Icelandic Literature/Íslenskar bókmenntir; Poetry/Ljóð; Translation; Þýðingar; songs. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 32. Peel (3rd Ed.) #4392; at time of cataloguing, only two listings on Amicus. Bookseller Inventory # 32730
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