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Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland
 

Málfríður Einarsdóttir

Reykjavik Bókmenntaborg UNESCO City of Literature

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
1. Málfríður Einarsdóttir Marker
Inscription. Málfríður Einarsdóttir rithöfundur (1899-1983) bjó lengi hér á efstu hæð pósthússins þar sem maður hennar Guðjón Eiriksson var húsvörður. Fyrsta bók Málfríðar, Samastaður í tilverunni, kom út þegar hún var áttræðisaldri. Hún var þó enginn nýgræðingur, því hún hafði stundað skriftir og þýðingar í áratugi áður en hún fékk verk sín útgefin. Skáldsögur hénnar og minningabækur eru einstakar í íslenskri bókmenntasögu en auk þeirra sendi hún frá sér ljóð og smásögur og þýddi verk eftir erlenda höfunda.

„Ætía hef ég átt samastað, að minnsta kosti hefur aldrei forið svo að ég hef þurft að vera hvergi ..."

The writer Málfríður Einarsdóttir (1899-1983) lived on the top floor of this post office building in the twentieth century. Her first book, the autobiographical novel Samastaður í tilverunni (A Place to Belong), was published when Málfríður was in her late seventies, although she had been writing for decades before. Málfríður has a unique place in Icelandic literary history, despite her late appearance.

"I have always belonged to a place, at least I have never had to dwell nowhere..."
 
Erected by Síminn.
 
Location. 64° 8.853′ N, 21° 56.291′ W.
Málfríður Einarsdóttir Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. Málfríður Einarsdóttir Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible in the middle of the post office (red building).
Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfuðborgarsvæði. Marker is at the intersection of Austurstræti and Pósthússtræti, on the right when traveling west on Austurstræti. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Austurstræti, Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfuðborgarsvæði 101, Iceland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hressingarskálinn (within shouting distance of this marker); Adlon (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Theodóra Thoroddsen (about 180 meters away); Bankastraeti 10 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Einar Benediktsson (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Laufey Jakobsdóttir (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Torfhildur Hólm (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Vaktarabærinn (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
 
Also see . . .  Málfríður Einarsdóttir (City of Literature). "Málfríður Einarsdóttir‘s (1899-1983) first book, Samastaður í tilverunni (A Place to Belong), was published in 1977, when she was at the age of 78. She lived in an appartment at Pósthússtræti 15, with her husband Guðjón Eiríksson, a janitor of the building....Samastaður í tilverunni became a great success for Málfríður, and the critics were surprised to see such an obvious literary talent come into view so late in her life. Málfríður was in fact no newcomer, and had been writing for the greater
Málfríður Einarsdóttir Marker - Inset Photo image. Click for full size.
3. Málfríður Einarsdóttir Marker - Inset Photo
part of her life, in one form or the other. She wrote poetry, articles on various subject matter and was a productive translator." (Submitted on July 13, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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