Theodóra Thoroddsen

Theodóra Thoroddsen (tmp-75229)

Location: Reykjavík 101
Country: Iceland

N 64° 8.83', W 21° 56.523'

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Í þessu húsi, sem áður stóð við Vonarstræti 12, bjó Theodóra Thoroddsen skáld (1863-1954) ásamt fjölskyldu sinni. Hún er þekktust fyrir þulur sínar og má segja að með þeim hafi hún brotið sér leið út úr föstu kveðskaparformi fyrri alda og átt þannig þátt í endurnýjun íslenskrar ljóðagerðar á tuttugustu öld. þulurnar voru fyrst gefnar út á bók árið 1916 með myndskreytingum Guðmundar Thorsteinsson (Muggs), systursonar hennar. Margar sækja þær efni sitt í þjóðsagnahefðina en Theodóra orti ekki síst um stöðu kvenna, enda var hún sjálf þrettán barna móðir og hefur án efa ekki haft allan þann tíma til skrifta sem hún óskaði sér.
„Mitt var starfið hér í heim / heita og kolda daga / að skeina krakka og kemba þeim / og keppast via að staga. / Ég þróði að leika lausu við / sem lamb um græna haga."


This house, originally located in Vonarstraeti 12 by the Reykjavik City Lake, was the home of poet Theodora Thoroddsen (1863-1954). She is one of Iceland's best known poets of the so called "thula", a genre of long poems or enumerations that have their origin in the oral tradition of Icelandic and Nordic poetry. Theodora renewed this tradition and thus had a part in the recreation of Icelandic poetry in the twentieth century. Many of her poems take themes from Icelandic folklore and Theodora also wrote
extensively about the reality of women, herself being a mother of thirteen.
"In this world it was my work / on days both hot and cold / to wipe kids' bums and comb their hair / and race to mend their clothes. / I yearned to leap and run free / like a lamb loosed from its fold."
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)27W E 454166 N 7113752
Decimal Degrees64.14716667, -21.94205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 64° 8.83', W 21° 56.523'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds64° 8' 49.8000" N, 21° 56' 31.3800" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4 Tjarnargata, Reykjavík 101, IS
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