Questions tagged [scandinavian-literature]

For questions about Scandinavian literature: works of literature which were originally written in any of the North Germanic (or "Scandinavian") languages - Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, or Old Norse. Note that this is a language tag and not a country tag: the place of publication is irrelevant.

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Why is it important that 'Nowadays it's the girl who takes the initiative'?

In Sophie's World, we have one scene that can be described as a sex scene. It's in the chapter 'The Garden Party'; page 478 in my edition. Here's the relevant part: The guests applauded, and one of ...
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Were any of the Asbjørnsen og Moe stories transcribed directly from oral traditions?

Asbjørnsen og Moe are the Norwegian answers to the Brothers Grimm, the collectors of what is still considered the definitive volume of Norwegian folk tales. How many of these tales were taken from ...
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How did Ibsen's writing in “A Doll's House” influence the James Joyce character Molly Bloom?

How did Ibsen's writing in "A Doll's House" influence the James Joyce character Molly Bloom? In particular, what other authoritative commentators, besides Richard Ellmann, provide illuminating ...
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Empty pages in Kongens Fald

I'm starting to read Kongens Fald by Johannes V. Jensen. I find out that at the first chapter, Mikkel chapter, there are some empty pages. I just want to know if the Spanish version that I bought is ...
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How does the theme of fate manifest in 'Njal's Saga', and how does it differ from the theme of fate in the Aeneid by Virgil?

How is fate/fatalism portrayed in Njal's Saga? And how does it play into the development of the plot? What are some comparisons that can be drawn between fate in Njal's Saga and the Aeneid of Virgil....
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In Jo Nesbø's The Snowman, how did Gert Rafto get captured?

One thing that I never figured out after reading Jo Nesbo's The Snowman is how did Gert Rafto get captured by the killer. I know that Gert Rafto confronted the killer alone, and he knows the ...
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How does it improve the book to show the major's power?

In Sophie's World, as the end of the book approaches, crazier and crazier things begin to happen - dramatic storms, fairy tale characters in the forest, geese that carry people around, strange garden ...