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A Very Scandinavian Christmas: The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of All Time (Very Christmas) Kindle Edition
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.
"Looking for a last-minute gift that captures the spirit of Christmas? ... A Very Scandinavian Christmas: The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of All Time. This is the latest in New Vessel Press’s annual 'Very Christmas' series, following anthologies from France, Russia and Italy. Scandinavia is arguably ground zero for Yuletide, with its crisp weather, elk, gnomes and lingonberries. There are 18 stories, both by famous authors – Denmark’s Hans Christian Andersen, Norway’s Karl Ove Knausgaard and Sweden’s August Strindberg – and writers less well known beyond their borders."
―The Toronto Star
"They make Christmas stories seem relatively cool."
―The Drunken Odyssey
- ASIN : B07NZVX665
- Publisher : New Vessel Press (September 17, 2019)
- Publication date : September 17, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4602 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 151 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #279,240 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Great book with great stories, so long as you have a backbone. If you lack the ability to communicate with the people you created, this book isn't for you. Leave it for the adults.
Christmas wasn't always merry and bright, your privilege just fooled you into thinking it was. Open your mind and delve into some non-'traditional' Christmas fare.