Einar Benediktsson

Einar Benediktsson (tmp-428b9)

Location: Reykjavík Austurbær
Country: Iceland

N 64° 8.79', W 21° 54.382'

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Einar Benediktsson (1864-1940) skald og athafnamaður bjó í Höfða á árunum 1914 til 1917. Hann var heimsborgari og hugsjónamaður, ferðaðist víða um lönd og lagði fram margar nýstárlegar og stórbrotnar hugmyndir að þjóðfélagsumbótum, sem hafa haldið nafni hans á lofti, þótt ekki yrðu pær allar að veruleika. Það er þó fyrst og fremst Ijóðlist Einars sem lifir og er hann talinn meðal helstu Ijóðskálda íslensku þjóðarinnar. Ljóð eru kraftmikil og astríðufull eins og maðurinn sjálfur, þau eru ort í nyrómantískum anda með sterku myndmáli og orðgnótt þar sem einstaklingurinn og sálarlíf hans eru í fyrirrúmi, en einnig stórbrotin náttúra landsins.

Valduga tijortoslog hofdjúpsins koldo, of hijóm pinum drekk ég mér kroft og frið.
Úr Ijóðinu „Brim"

Höggmynd Ásmundar Sveinssonar (1893-1982) sýnir skaldið standandi við hörpu, tákn skáidskaparins. Ásmundur vildi sýna að Einar væri stór í öllu, hann gæti ekki hugsað smátt. Otgáfufélagið Bragi kostaði gerð, myndarinnar og gaf Reykjavíkurborg. Myndin var upphaflega reist á Klambratúni árið 1964. Hún var flutt að Höfða sumarið 2015. Menntaog menningarmalaráðneytið, Eimskip, Hvalur hf., Landsvirkjun, Mjólkyrsamsalan, Síminn og hópur aðdáenda veittu stuðning við flutninginn.
Benediktsson hvílir í þjóðargrafreitnum á Þingvöllum.


The
poet and entrepreneur Einar Benediktsson (1864-1940), lived in Höfði House from 1914 to 1917. Einar was a visionary and travelled the world. He travelled widely and advocated social reform with original ideas that have kept his name alive, even though not all of his ambitions were realized. His main legacy lies in his poetry, however: Einar is one of Iceland's most beloved poets. His poetry is powerful and passionate like the man himself. The style is neo-romantic, with strong imagery, focusing on the individual and his inner life, as well as the magnificent Icelandic nature.
Mighty heartbeat of the ocean's cold depths,
my strength and peace I drink from your sound.

From "Surf"
The sculpture by Asmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) shows the poet in front of a harp, symbolizing his poetry. The sculptor wanted to show Einar in his grandeur, as a man incapable of small thinking. The memorial was originally displayed at Klambratun Park in 1964. It was moved to in 2015, with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the companies Eimskip, Hvalur hf., Landsvirkjun, Mjolkursamsalan , Siminn, as well as a group of admirers.
Einar Benediktsson is buried at Þingvellir National Park.
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HM Numbertmp-428b9
Placed ByReykjavíkurborg
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)27W E 455901 N 7113653
Decimal Degrees64.14650000, -21.90636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 64° 8.79', W 21° 54.382'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds64° 8' 47.4" N, 21° 54' 22.92" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fjörutún, Reykjavík Austurbær, IS
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