Svava Jakobsdóttir





Svava Jakobsdóttir

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born
in Neskaupsstaður, Iceland
October 04, 1930

died
February 21, 2004

gender
female

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Svava Jakobsdóttir was one of the foremost Icelandic authors of the twentieth century. She was also a leading figure in the campaign for women's rights and wielded a great deal of influence in her own time, through her stories, plays and academic works.
She turned over a new page in the art of Icelandic literature and few would dispute the level of innovation that she brought to both subject matter and narrative style. She was a leading light and a breaker of tradition both in the field of literature and, later in life, literary criticism.
Svava was awarded her BA in English and American Literature from Smith College in Massachusetts in 1952. She studied Old Icelandic Literature at Somerville College, Oxford for a year and, later, also spent...more


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