Title: LjˇmŠli / Jˇnas A. Sigursson [Poems by ...
PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : [s.n. - printed by Columbia Press], 1946. DESCRIPTION: xxiii, 294 p. : port. ; 24 cm. SUBJECTS: Sigurðsson, Jónas A., 1865-1933. Errata sheet tipped in. Light wear to corners, still Very Good in red leather hardcover, lettered in gilt. This is a biography of Jónas A.Sigurðsson (1865-1933), an Icelandic-Canadian (and American) poet. Watson Kirkonnell, in Canadian Overtones, praises Sigurdsson's "verse of excellent quality" - see p.26. Einarsson devotes several pages to a critique of his writings (see Beck, History of Icelandic Poets, pp. 219-221. Sigurdsson served as a Lutheran clergyman in a number of centres in North America, including Churchbridge, Saskatchewan and Selkirk, Manitoba. He died in Winnipeg in 1933. He was several times President of The Icelandic National League [of North America]. He wrote many commemorative poems about Icelanders in North America and overseeas, and translated English-language poems into Icelandic. The book includes a biographical introduction by K. K. Olafsson. A number of poems in the work refer directly to the Icelandic settlement or settlers in Western Canada. Bookseller Inventory # 29940
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