Western Icelandic Short Stories (Paperback)
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Western Icelandic Short Stories (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 31/12/1992
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This selection of Western Icelandic writings, the first of its kind in English, represents a wide collection of first and second generation Icelandic-Canadian authors. The stories, first published between 1895 and 1930, are set mainly in North America (especially Manitoba). They reflect a weath of literary activity, from the numerous Western Icelandic newspapers and journals, to the reading circles and cultural and literary societies that supported them.

The stories show a wide range of experiences and influences, including Old Norse Icelandic literature and romantic nationalism, but they also reveal the emergence of a literature that bears a unique cultural imprint.

Western Icelandic Short Stories includes some of the best wirting from the period--- narrative, descriptive, comical, satirical, and serious. The stories may be read as much for enjoyment as for what they reveal about the Western Icelandic literary tradition.

Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
ISBN: 9780887556289
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

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