10 Plays–Tíu leikrit
Guttormsson (1878‒1966, the Poet of New Iceland, was a son of Icelandic
immigrants, and born at Víðivellir, a farm near Riverton, Manitoba. Like other
major Icelandic-Canadian poets and writers during the first half of the
twentieth century, Guttormur only wrote in Icelandic. His Tíu leikrit was originally published in 1930 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
This is the first reprinting of the original publication, and the first English
translation of the plays.
More information: “Ten Plays by Guttormur J.
Guttormsson”, Brick Magazine, #96,
Nov. 2015. 64-66.
- Title Ten Plays ‒ Tíu leikrit
Author Guttormur J. Guttormsson
Languages Bilingual publication (Icelandic and English)
Translators Christopher Crocker and Elin Thordarson
Foreword Heather Alda Ireland
Introduction Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland 1980‒1996
Epilogue Elin Thordarson
Editors Birna Bjarnadóttir and Gauti Kristmannsson
Cover photograph Guttormur J. Guttormsson at Betsy Ramsey’s grave, Sandy Bar, Manitoba
Cover design Steingrímur Eyfjörð
Book design Becky Forsythe
Year of publication 2015