Sigfúsdóttir, Kristín

1876 - 1953

Iceland

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Sigfúsdóttir, Kristín

Written by:  Dagný Kristjánsdóttir

Kristín Sigfúsdóttir came from northern Iceland, where she married a childhood friend and had six children.

She made her debut with a popular comedy, Tengdamamma, written for the village amateur theatre in 1920, a play which was performed in many theatres, and printed in 1923. The theme of her novel Gestir, 1925, is the dichotomy between ideal and reality in women's love lives, while Gömul saga I-II, 1927-1928, focuses on a romantic love that comes up against the laws of the old farming community and ends in tragedy and ruin. Her other works include Sögur úr sveitinni (SS), 1924, Óskastundin (P), 1926, and Árstíðirnar (D), 1929.

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