A Very Scandinavian Christmas: The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of All Time

A Very Scandinavian Christmas: The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of All Time

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Overview

A smorgasbord of Christmas stories by writers from Hans Christian Andersen to August Strindberg to Karl Ove Knausgaard.
 
This collection brings together the best Scandinavian holiday stories, including classics by Hans Christian Andersen of Denmark; Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, August Strindberg and Hjalmar Söderberg of Sweden; as well as the popular contemporary Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard. These Nordic tales—coming from the very region where so much of traditional Christmas imagery originates—convey a festive and contemplative spirit laden with lingonberries, elks, gnomes, Sami trolls, candles, church spires, gingerbread, and aquavit in abundance. These unexpected literary gifts are sure to provide plenty of pleasure and hygge, that specifically Scandinavian blend of coziness and contentment.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939931795
Publisher: New Vessel Press
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Series: Very Christmas Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 173
Sales rank: 271,536
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was a Danish poet and author. Born to a shoemaker and a washerwoman, Andersen worked as an actor and a tailor’s apprentice before becoming a writer. Although he wrote many plays, novels, poems, and travelogues, Andersen is best known for his fairy tales. His birthday, April 2, is celebrated as International Children’s Book Day. 

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