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)
The Chestnut Man
The Kingdom
Silver Tears (Faye's Revenge, #2)
The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium, #6)
The Butterfly House (Korner and Werner, #3)
The Department of Sensitive Crimes (Detective Varg #1)
An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good
Mujeres que no perdonan
The Girl Who Died
Voksne mennesker
A Nearly Normal Family
Winterkill (Dark Iceland #6)
Myrkrið veit (Konráð, #1)
The Witch Hunter (Jessica Niemi, #1)
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)
Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1)
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #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

Mindy Friddle
Her face was soft now, damp from the steam of my bath and the heat of her news. Her eyebrows were as white as cornsilk, her eyelashes clear. My sister had a certain pale, bright beauty, while I was an almost blonde, a shadowy hybrid. Ginnie was willowy and golden, I was shorter and freckled. I imagined our in utero tug-of-war. How she had seized all those pale, paternal Scandinavian genes, pulled at those chromosomes until they stretched like taffy.
Mindy Friddle, The Garden Angel

Michael Booth
They had inherited a poor, patriarchal, and formal society, and turned it into a rich, feminist, and fiercely egalitarian one.
Michael Booth, The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

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