Ljóðmæli : kveðin í Vesturheimi frá 1888-1900 [Poems Composed in the Western World [i.e., Canada] between 1888-1900]

Gestur [Gest] Jˇhannsson 1850 -

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Title: Ljˇ­mŠli : kve­in Ý Vesturheimi frß 1888-...


PUBLISHER/Imprint: Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada : [s.n. - Gegnir gives no publisher but Hjartar (p. 19) states that the publisher is Prentsmedja Freyju - the press (located in Selkirk and later Winnipeg, Manitoba) of feminist Margjret Bennedictsson and her husband Einar], 1900. Description 31 p. ; 16 cm. SUBJECTS: poetry/Ljóð; Icelandic-Canadian Literature; Íslenskar bókmenntir. CONTENTS: Poems on various subjects mostly related to the Icelandic-Canadian community - e.g., "Minni Vestur-Islendinga 1897" [Toast to western icelanders] and "Minni Vestur-Islendinga 1890" (both about Western Iceland, i.e., Canada); and "Minni Canada" [toast to Canada]; as well as a poem written for the Hecla, Manitoba Chapter of Good Templars. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 19. Rare regional publication. The author came to Canada from Iceland and lived in Winnipeg, Selkirk and Poplar Park, Manitoba See Benjamin Kristjansson, Vestur . . ., Vol II, pp. 126-127. Bookseller Inventory # 29790

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