Kamban, Guðmundur gvüᵺ´müntür käm´bän [key], 1888–1945, Icelandic dramatist and novelist. Many of Kamban's plays, among them Hadda-Padda (1914, tr. 1917), were produced in Denmark. His spirited and erudite historical novels, based upon the Icelandic sagas, include Skalholt (4 vol., 1930–32; tr. of Vol. I and II, The Virgin of Skalholt, 1935) and I See a Wondrous Land (1936, tr. 1938).
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