Sólheimar : kvæði [Transl: Worlds of the Sun : Poems] Edited by Ingibjorg Jonsson EDITION: 2d ed., Augmented

Jónsson, Einar Páll, 1880-1959

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Title: Sólheimar : kvćđi [Transl: Worlds of the Sun...


PUBLISHER: Reykjavik, Menningarsjods, 1969. DESCRIPTION: 238 p. port. 22 cm. This is the augmented second edition. Very Good in hardcover. CONTENTS: Poetry. CONSIDERABLE CANADIAN CONTENT; for example, 40 poems added to this second ed. come from two Icelandic-Canadian journals (Logberg and Timarit); biography of author (8 pages) written by Haraldur Bessasson, former Head of Icelandic Department, University of Manitoba: Forward is by Manitoba Icelander Ingibjorn Jonsson; poem about Icelandic couple living in Baldur, Manitoba (p. 210); also a commemoratie poem about a resident of Riverton, Manitoba (p. 206): wedding anniv. poem re couple in Riverton, Manitoba; another poem re 25th wedding anniv. of Arborg, Manitoba doctor Bjornsson and his wife Maria. Watson Kirkonnell, p. 42, states that the author's poetry is of "high quality"; Beck in "History of Icelandic Poets" also speaks highly of the author's poetry and translations (pp 231-233]. The author came to Canada in 1913 from Iceland, and became the editor of the leading Icelandic-Canadian journal, Logberg, that was then (and is still) published in Winnipeg. See also Kristjanson, p. 491 for biog. of author. At time of cataloguing, several listings only for this work on Amicus; no listing in Peel (3rd Ed.) for this second edition. Bookseller Inventory # 29805

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