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 …
Citation: Jakobsson, Ármann. "Andvari". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 May 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19679, accessed 28 September 2023.]