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The Psalms of Mortality, Volume 10: The Humanus Magnus Awakens By Henry M. Piironen
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The Psalms of Mortality are a thematically organized collection of aphorisms that border poetry in literature style. The chapters are rich in metaphors and powerfully expressive in the existential-... More > and psychological thoughts on liberty, elevation of self-worth, love and value of life, while placing strong critique on cultural values that suppress psychological- and social freedom. The theme of the story follows a mythological figure, Chronos Art, who has prayed from an unknown god to never be immortal, holy, enlightened or saintly, and to be granted freely to wander through all the kingdoms of thought. The Psalms of Mortality is completely psychological, where all the reality of the story takes place.< Less
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils By Selma Lagerlöf
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Since its publication in 1906, this book has become one of the most loved children’s books of all times. A picture of Nils Holgersson, on the back of a goose flying over the... More > Scandinavian plains, is printed on the reverse side of the Swedish 20 krona banknote. The Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf (1858 – 1940) was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1909). The Swedish newspaper "Gefle Posten" called her “the greatest story-teller in Scandinavian literature since the days of Hans Christian Andersen.” This book is on the list of the 100 best books of the 20th century, according to a poll conducted by the Paris newspaper Le Monde.< Less
Beowulf By Unknown
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Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem composed in the later Early Middle Ages (in the 8th, 9th or 10th century). At 3,183 lines, it is notable for its length. The poem is untitled in the... More > manuscript, but has been known as Beowulf since the early 19th century. As the single major surviving work of Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, the work — in spite of dealing primarily with Scandinavian matters — has risen to such prominence that it has become "England's national epic."< Less
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Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem composed in the later Early Middle Ages (in the 8th, 9th or 10th century). At 3,183 lines, it is notable for its length. The poem is untitled in the... More > manuscript, but has been known as Beowulf since the early 19th century. As the single major surviving work of Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, the work — in spite of dealing primarily with Scandinavian matters — has risen to such prominence that it has become "England's national epic."< Less
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Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem composed in the later Early Middle Ages (in the 8th, 9th or 10th century). At 3,183 lines, it is notable for its length. The poem is untitled in the... More > manuscript, but has been known as Beowulf since the early 19th century. As the single major surviving work of Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, the work — in spite of dealing primarily with Scandinavian matters — has risen to such prominence that it has become "England's national epic."< Less
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Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem composed in the later Early Middle Ages (in the 8th, 9th or 10th century). At 3,183 lines, it is notable for its length. The poem is untitled in the... More > manuscript, but has been known as Beowulf since the early 19th century. As the single major surviving work of Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, the work — in spite of dealing primarily with Scandinavian matters — has risen to such prominence that it has become "England's national epic."< Less
SONG AND LEGEND FROM THE MIDDLE AGES By WILLIAM D. MCCLINTOCK
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CONTENTS. I. FRENCH LITERATURE II. SPANISH LITERATURE III. SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURE IV. GERMAN LITERATURE V. ITALIAN LITERATURE READING LIST. Owing to the necessarily fragmentary character of... More > the readings of this volume, it has seemed well to the editors to indicate a list of books for those who wish a wider reading In Mediaeval Literature.< Less
SONG AND LEGEND FROM THE MIDDLE AGES By WILLIAM D. MCCLINTOCK
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CONTENTS. I. FRENCH LITERATURE II. SPANISH LITERATURE III. SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURE IV. GERMAN LITERATURE V. ITALIAN LITERATURE READING LIST. Owing to the necessarily fragmentary character of... More > the readings of this volume, it has seemed well to the editors to indicate a list of books for those who wish a wider reading In Mediaeval Literature.< Less
One After The Other By K E Nelson
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Ten engaging short stories with a Scandinavian twist! The anthology includes these favorites: Anneli Gets Stung, Holiday Traffic, The Helpful Hound, Waking Up, The King Visits, and the beloved... More > Lovisa's Promise. Plus four more!< Less
Ratcheting Down The Melancholic Afterbeat By Jay Chilcote
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Self-centered, socially awkward and far too clever for his own good, Jasper has learned precious few of the basic rules of life. With a dead-end job, a Comparative Scandinavian Drama Studies degree... More > and an aging, obviously unrequited crush on his soon-to-be roommate, you'd think his mind would be on self-improvement. Instead, he's found a new distraction: Annette - the lively and lovely bookstore girl who manages to stay just beyond his grasp. Thus begins his heartbreakingly funny, hopelessly myopic quest.< Less