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Christmas in Scandinavia By Sven H. Rossel

Christmas in Scandinavia by Sven H. Rossel

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An anthology of 17 tales by 19th- and 20th-century writers from the Scandinavian countries, Faroe Islands, and Finland. It tells about robbers on a raid, a homeless stranger seeking kindness, excited children, and a talking Christmas tree, all under the spell of the season.

Christmas in Scandinavia Summary

Christmas in Scandinavia by Sven H. Rossel

Anyone aware of the magic in Christmas will recognize the inspiration in these stories. Readers will encounter robbers on a raid, a homeless stranger seeking kindness, excited children, and a talking Christmas tree, all under the spell of the season. Here and there appear Nissen, the capped and bearded imps of mischief familiar throughout Scandinavia.

Christmas in Scandinavia includes writers from Denmark, the Faroese Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Among the many masterpieces of the Christmas story are Hans Christian Andersen's "The Fir Tree" and stories by Nobel laureates Selma Lagerloef and Johannes V. Jensen. Most of the seventeen pieces collected here have never before been available in English. Each is preceded by a brief headnote. In his introduction, Sven H. Rossel discusses the rich and fascinating Scandinavian Christmas traditions, the origins of this feast, and its celebration in contemporary Scandinavia.

Christmas in Scandinavia Reviews

"This marvelous anthology collects 17 splendid tales by 19th- and 20th-century writers from the Scandinavian countries, Faroe Islands, and Finland. . . . An indispensable collection and one of the most delightful fictional surprises of the year."-Kirkus * Kirkus *
"Among the many masterpieces of the Christmas story are Hans Christian Andersen's `The Fir Tree' and stories by Nobel laureates Selma Lagerlof and Johannes V. Jensen. Most of the 17 pieces have never before been available in English."-Tulsa World * Tulsa World *

About Sven H. Rossel

Sven H. Rossel is the general editor of the Histories of Scandinavian Literature series published by the University of Nebraska Press, and the chair of Scandinavian languages and literature at the University of Vienna. Bo Elbrond-Bek is a lecturer of Danish literature at the University of Wisconsin. David W. Colbert lives in Seattle and is the author of The Birth of the Ballad: The Scandinavian Medieval Genre.

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GOR004495268
9780803289802
0803289804
Christmas in Scandinavia by Sven H. Rossel
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of Nebraska Press
1999-10-01
184
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