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Americans in Denmark: Comparisons of the Two Cultures by Writers, Artists, and Teachers

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A rare look at American immigrants to Denmark that reveals how, for some, the cultural differences between the United States and Denmark can generate creativity.

Thomas constructed an 11-point questionnaire designed to find out why American writers, artists, and teachers have chosen to live in Denmark. Of pivotal interest is whether these emigrants from America are happier
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Southern Illinois University Press
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Given that the premise of this 'study' is that the author and his wife were debating the pros and cons of moving to Denmark permanently after spending three non-consecutive, Fulbright-aided years there--I can hardly claim that this is an exhaustive, academically rigorous study of Danish life or Expat culture in Dejlige Lille Land ("The Nice Little Country.") However, given that all of my knowledge of the country has thus far been accumulated through tour guides, travel brochures, and novels, any ...more
Aug 14, 2009 Cwn_annwn_13 rated it it was ok
This book is a collection of interviews with and essays by Americans living in Denmark. I believe it was published in the early 90s. Some of their observations about the Danish people and life in Denmark are dead on but much is so off kilter it borders on comedy at times. The big thing is these people are all seemingly self important, overeducated, at the least upper middle class Americans that don't interact with working class Danes so they only view Denmark through the narrow politically ...more
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