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Sites about Scandinavian literature:

Norwegian Theatre–More Than Just Ibsen
“But before Norway had inaugurated its main national theatre in Christiania (now Oslo) ninety years ago, it had already given the world the greatest playwrights of the age, Henrik Ibsen, and – in a Nordic perspective – the eminent Bjornstjerne Bjornson, who was also internationally renowned as a prose writer and peace campaigner. It is remarkable that from a country with such meagre theatrical traditions should come two dramatists who so strongly influenced the art of the theatre in the second half of the 19th century.”
Contains: Historical Context
Author: Bengt Calmeyer
Trends in contemporary Norwegian literature
Following the success of Jostein Gaarder Sophie’s World, the author, who has written several books on literture and is the editor-in-chief at the book club Bokklubben Dagens Bok, Oslo, takes a look at recent trends in Norwegian literature, focusing on poetry, crime literature, fantasy and narrative
Contains: Historical Context
Author: Janneken ¯verland
From: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway)

Authors in Scandinavian literature:

Jens Bjorneboe (1920 – 1976)Bjornstjerne Bjornson (1832 – 1910)
J—nas Hallgr’msson (1807 – 1845)Knut Hamsun (1859 – 1952)
Henrik Ibsen (1828 – 1906)Sigrid Undset (1882 – 1949)

Last Updated Mar 25, 2014