Smælingjar : Fimm Sögur [Ordinary People: Five Short Stories]

Kvaran, Einar Gísli Hjörleifsson, 1859-1938

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Title: Smælingjar : Fimm Sögur [Ordinary People: ...


PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Ólafur S. Thorgeirsson, 1908. DESCRIPTION: 130 p. ; 19 cm. Very Good in gilt-lettered blue cloth, includes Very Good to VG+ paper dust jacket with illustration of small boat on front panel of dj. Five short stories about ordinary people, set in Iceland. This author came to Canada in the 1880s, where he edited the pivotal Icelandic-Canadian newspaper, Logberg. He took a leading role in Icelandic-Canadian community and political affairs. in 1891 he was selected as President of the Icelandic Liberal Association of Manitoba (e.g., see Kristjanson). He returned to Iceland about 1895, after a ten year residency in Canada (Kristjanson, page 332). Note, Einar Hjörleifsson was also known as Einar H. Kvaran, and while some bibliographies and reference use both names, others do not. In the book listed here, 'Kvaran' is not used. Subjects : Íslenskar bókmenntir; Smásögur. Referenced in Hjartar (p.15). Bookseller Inventory # 30199

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