Danish-Norwegian writer, immigrant, Canada, culture
So wrote Aksel Sandemose, noted Danish-Norwegian writer and himself an immigrant to Canada in 1927. When he spoke of iron determination and perseverance, he might well have been describing the Ditlev and Julie Feilberg family, a small part of whose experiences in Canada are recounted in the excerpts which follow. Without making too extravagant a claim for the uniqueness of any one immigrant encounter with a new land, one is nonetheless forced to acknowledge that each individual or family brought with them their own special cultural and intellectual resources. A reading of the Feilberg letters reveals that this family had a noteworthy heritage which serves them exceptionally well in this respect.
"The Feilberg Letters: A Danish Family's Reflections on Canadian Prairie Life,"
The Bridge: Vol. 1:
3, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol1/iss3/11