Monday, June 30, 2008

Hallgrimur Petursson?

This fellow comes up repeatedly in Scenes from Comus (2005).  In section 69 (p.49)  the first time he is mentioned, without a first name, a fruitless search revealed a Tom Petersson, the Illinois-born bassist for the rock band Cheap Trick, or possibly a German mathemetician named Petursson, who complied with the Nazis... but no, Hallgrimur Petursson (the first name occurs, finally, in Part III, section 5, p.59) is neither of those identities..., but a "17th Century Lutheran poet, hymnwriter, priest/pastor from Iceland" to quote

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