Scandinavian Literature

Scandinavian literature is the literature in the languages of Scandinavian countries of Northern Europe. Scandinavia includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

These peoples have produced an important and influential literature. Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright, was largely responsible for the popularity of modern realistic drama in Europe, with plays like The Wild Duck and A Doll's House. Nobel prizes for literature have been awarded to Selma Lagerlöf, Verner von Heidenstam, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan, Knut Hamsun, Sigrid Undset, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Pär L

Beartown (Beartown, #1)
Silver Tears
The Kingdom
The Chestnut Man
Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd.
Voksne mennesker
The Golden Cage
The Girl Who Died
Mujeres que no perdonan
A Nearly Normal Family
The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium, #6)
An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good
Winterkill (Dark Iceland #6)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
A Man Called Ove
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1)
The Bat (Harry Hole, #1)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (The Hundred-Year-Old Man, #1)
Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)
The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
Smilla's Sense of Snow
Nordic Runes by Paul Rhys MountfortThe Book of Elven Runes by The Silver ElvesFuthark by Edred ThorssonAt the Well of Wyrd by Edred ThorssonLong Branches by Ann Groa Sheffield
Runes Runes Runes
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonPippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonHunger by Knut HamsunThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Best Scandinavian and Nordic Literature
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American Gods by Neil GaimanThe Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. HarrisLoki by Mike VasichNorse Mythology by Neil GaimanWolves by C. Gockel
Loki: God of Mischief
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Tove Jansson
There are empty spaces that must be respected – those often long periods when a person can’t see the pictures or find the words and needs to be left alone.
Tove Jansson, Fair Play

Thomas Carlyle
I think Scandinavian Paganism, to us here, is more interesting than any other. It is, for one thing, the latest; it continued in these regions of Europe till the eleventh century; 800 years ago the Norwegians were still worshippers of Odin. It is interesting also as the creed of our fathers; the men whose blood still runs in our veins, whom doubtless we still resemble in so many ways.
Thomas Carlyle

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