Reykjavik, H÷fuborgarsvŠi, Iceland
Reykjavik Bˇkmenntaborg UNESCO City of Literature
ä╔g var s˙ fyrsta sem nßtt˙ran dŠmdi til Ůess a uppskera hina beisku ßvexti gamalla rˇtgrˇinna hleypidˇma gegn litterŠrum d÷mum."
"I was the first that nature doomed to reap the sour fruit of old ingrained prejudice against literary ladies."
Erected by Siminn.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is February 2, 1845.
Location. 64° 8.72′ N, 21° 56.097′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region (H÷fuborgarsvŠi). Marker is on IngˇlfsstrŠti just north of Spitalastigur, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: IngˇlfsstrŠti 18, Reykjavik, Capital Region 101, Iceland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ŮingholtsstrŠti 17 (a few steps from this marker); ŮingholtsstrŠti 13 (within shouting distance of this marker); LandlŠknih˙si (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bankastraeti 10 (about 150 meters away); Menntaskˇlinn Ý ReykjavÝk / High School in ReykjavÝk (about 150 meters away); Ůjˇfundurinn 1851 / The National Assembly of 1851 (about 150 meters away); Gimli (about 150 meters away); Laugavegur (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
Also see . . .
1. Torfhildur Hˇlm. UNESCO "ReykjavÝk - City of Literature" website entry (Submitted on July 11, 2017.)
2. Torfhildur Ůorsteinsdˇttir. Wikipedia entry:
Torfhildur Ůorsteinsdˇttir, also known as Torfhildur Hˇlm (2 February 1845 ľ 14 November 1918) was an Icelandic author who lived for many years in Canada. She was perhaps the first Icelander to make a living as an author, and is frequently cited as the first Icelandic woman novelist. (Submitted on July 11, 2017.)
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