Laura Goodman Salverson

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  • Daisy Neijmann (University College London)

The Canadian author Laura Goodman Salverson has primarily been remembered for putting Iceland, and Icelandic Canadians, on the Canadian literary map. A celebrated and popular writer during the 1920s and 1930s, she earned herself a place among the pioneers of western and ethnic Canadian fiction. The later years of her writing career were less successful and more troubled, something that can be attributed to a combination of personal and literary-historical circumstances. She never completely disappeared from Canadian literary history, however, and during the last twenty years, with the rise in feminist and multicultural literary criticism, there has been a significant upsurge of interest in her work and her authorship.

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Neijmann, Daisy. "Laura Goodman Salverson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 September 2004
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