Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

by Jan Sjavik

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Overview

The literature of Scandinavia is amazingly rich and varied, consisting of the works produced by the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and stretching from the ancient Norse Sagas to the present day. While much of it is unknown outside of the region, some has gained worldwide popularity, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the stories of Isak Dinesen, and the plays of Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. While obviously including the area's most famous works, the Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater also provides information on lesser known authors and currents trends, literary circles and journals, and historical background. This is accomplished through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, which together make this reference the most comprehensive and up to date work of its kind related to Scandinavian literature and theater available anywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810855632
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/19/2006
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts Series , #9
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Jan Sjåvik is an associate professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has been a faculty member since 1978.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 Chronology Part 5 Introduction Part 6 THE DICTIONARY Part 7 Bibliography Chapter 8 General Scandinavian Literary History and Criticism Chapter 9 Denmark Chapter 10 Finland Chapter 11 Iceland Chapter 12 Norway Chapter 13 Sweden Part 14 About the Author

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