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Icelandic voice in Canadian letters the contribution of Icelandic-Canadian writers to Canadian literature by Daisy L. Neijmann

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Published by Carleton University Press in [Carleton, Ont.] .
Written in English


  • Canadian literature -- Icelandic authors,
  • Icelandic literature -- Canada -- History and criticism,
  • Canadian literature -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-423) and index.

Other titlesContribution of Icelandic-Canadian writers to Canadian literature
StatementDaisy L. Neijmann.
SeriesNordic voices -- v. 1
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 436 p. ;
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15449505M
ISBN 100886293170
LC Control Number97900247

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