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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
Beowulf, an Introduction to the Study of the Poem With a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn By R. W. Chambers
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Chamber's introduction to Beowulf is the most comprehensive study of the whole problem of this remarkable Anglo-Saxon manuscript. The original edition, published in 1921, began with a summary of the... More > views held by previous writers on historical and non-historical elements in the poem, its date, origin and structure; this was followed by a collection of the Latin and Scandinavian documents furnishing parallels for various episodes and a detailed discussion of the Fight at Finnsberg and the relation of the Finn-episode in Beowulf and the relevance of archaeological finds. The second edition provided a supplement on work up to 1930 and an additional bibliography. This third edition, similarly, accounts for scholarship and publications since 1930. The Sutton Hoo discoveries of 1939, in particular, have made additions necessary. The original text remains unaltered since no major change of emphasis or interpretation is needed; but Professor Wrenn's new supplement and bibliography brings the book up to date.< Less
Pan By Knut Hamsun
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First published in 1894, Knut Hamsun's Pan is former lieutenant Thomas Glahn's retrospective narrative of his life and adventures in the Norwegian woods. A man of fascinating complexity, Glahn is in... More > some respects a modern successor to a long line of "superfluous" men in western literature, an heir to Goethe's Werther and the protagonists of Turgenev and Dostoyevsky.But this portrait of a man rejecting the claims of bourgeois society for a Rousseauian embrace of Nature and Eros, explores the veiled mysteries of the unconscious by means of thoroughly modern techniques. Pan's quasi-musical modulations of pace and rhythm, its haunting use of leitmotifs which contract and distend time, its startling versions of myth and legend, and its ecstatic evocations of nature in its various phases and moods, all attest to the novel's Modernist innovations.< Less
Growth of the Soil By Knut Hamsun
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920 "for his monumental work, Growth of the Soil a grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle. This epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian... More > homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century. Rich in symbolism, it continues to resonate with modern readers." He insisted that the intricacies of the human mind ought to be the main object of modern literature, to describe the "whisper of the blood, and the pleading of the bone marrow". Hamsun pursued his literary program, debuting in 1890 with the psychological novel Hunger.< Less
Hunger By Knut Hamsun
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Hunger is a novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun published in 1890. Parts of it had been published anonymously in the Danish magazine Ny Jord in 1888. The novel has been hailed as the literary... More > opening of the 20th century and an outstanding example of modern, psychology-driven literature. Hunger portrays the irrationality of the human mind in an intriguing and sometimes humorous manner.< Less
Jerusalem By Selma Lagerlöf
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The novel describes how a Chicago mystic sparks a religious revival in the community that leads people to sell their possessions and conduct a mass pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
The Monsters We Became or Fell For By Chris Parlett
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HE was a gentleman tyrant who lived for his family—even the bastard he was forced to raise. YOU could have taken on the world with her by your side yet still you were discarded—the reek... More > of your weakness doubtless overwhelming—and witnessing the pain she had caused only seemed to strengthen her resolve. I have always looked out for that neurotic wreck so it's a crying shame that he would rather lick his wounds in a town he despises than spend summer chasing fresh foreign flesh with his brother. More for me then, I suppose. THIS is a filthy narrative, a muddled confessional, a hate crime of passion. THIS is a darkly comic, unapologetically bitter dance between the hazards of a twisted Britain and a rose-tinted Denmark built with madness in mind—a place Englishmen needn't bring any demons of their own for there are crawling things enough, and crawl they will, ever closer. THIS is the tale of an island, two cities and the monsters we became or fell for.< Less
In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times (Volume 1 of 2) By Fridtjof Nansen
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Fridtjof Nansen (/ˈfrɪd.tjɒf... More > ˈnænsən/ FRID-choff NAN-sən; 10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth he was a champion skier and ice skater. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his North Pole expedition of 1893–96. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fridtjof_Nansen< Less
Idunna #114 By The Troth
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The theme of "Kindreds" was the theme of IDUNNA #114 (Winter 2017-2018). We led off with thoughts on Heathen kindreds by Diana Paxson, Kim Pierri, and Paden Hunt. Maire Durkan contributes a... More > study of Gudrun Gjukadottir, the tragic heroine of the Volsung legend, and Laura Fuller presents her study of the goddess Skadhi, "From Ring-Lady to Bride." Diana Paxson and Ann Sheffield contribute poems. And there's all our usual columns, book and movie reviews, and more!< Less
The Cross Section By Michael Zhang
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Journal of academic essays, poems and artwork curated and written by undergraduates students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Scandinavian Studies program.

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