Andvari

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Ármann Jakobsson (University of Iceland)
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Andvari

is the journal of the Friends of the Nation society [Hið íslenska þjóðvinafélag] that was established in 1871 by the supporters of Jón Sigurðsson and today includes all sitting members of parliament [alþingi] in Iceland. The Þjóðvinafélag was originally seen as a political party, the first in Iceland, but after the death of Jón Sigurðsson in 1879, it essentially metamorphosed into a publishing society for

Andvari

and the

Almanak Hins íslenska þjóðvinafélags

The journal was first published in Copenhagen in 1874 (in Reykjavík from 1879), and was seen as the successor of Ný félagsrit that was published in Copenhagen from 1841 to 1873 and edited by Jón Sigurðsson himself. With the exception of two years in the nineteenth century, Andvari has been published

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Citation: Jakobsson, Ármann. "Andvari". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 May 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19679, accessed 19 April 2024.]

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