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The New Icelanders

A North American Community

The New Icelanders( )
Editor: Arnason, David
Arnason, Vincent
ISBN:978-0-88801-186-2
Publication Date:Sep 1997
Publisher:Turnstone Press Canada
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

Part history, part journey into memory and myth, The New Icelanders is a ­collage of photos and remembrances exploring a singular segment of the North American Icelandic ­community-a people who, in 1875, left their island of glaciers and volcanoes to settle the farms, cities and towns of the Canadian and American midwest, establishing the Republic of New Iceland on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

Book Details
Pages:103
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / American / General
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):11 x 8.5 x 0.3 Inches
Book Weight:0.995 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
David Arnason was born in Gimli, Manitoba, in 1940. He earned his Master's Degree from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick. He teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of Manitoba.

His works include two collections of poetry, Marsh Burning and Skrag, and four collections of short stories: Fifty Stories and a Piece of Advice, The Circus Performer's Bar, The Happiest Man in the World and The Pagan Wall. He has recently returned from Tasmania and Trier, Germany and Strasbourg, France, where he taught Canadian literature and creative writing.

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