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A Very Scandinavian Christmas

By Hans Christian Andersen & Hjalmar Söderberg &
A Very Scandinavian Christmas by Hans Christian Andersen & Hjalmar Söderberg &  digital book - Fable

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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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“A rather nice collection, although unfortunately, H.C. Andersen and Selma Lagerlöf - however beautiful their stories are - are over represented here for Denmark and Sweden. Also, Finland got just one story. But at least the Norwegians are represented in all styles, manners, topics, and times. The stories themselves are all very cozy.”

About Hans Christian Andersen

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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August Strindberg

August Strindberg was a prolific writer who often drew directly from his personal experience. He wrote more than sixty plays and thirty works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics during his career, which spanned four decades. A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama, and history plays to his anticipations of expressionist and surrealist dramatic techniques. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed innovative forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition. He is considered the father of modern Swedish literature and The Red Room has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel.

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