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CLUJ Travel Section Spring 2013, Issue 2 By CLUJ Travel Section , UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal Travel Section
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Selecting pieces best fit for the CLUJ Travel Section is always challenging. This semester, we had our work cut out for us. In the end, we chose those pieces that we thought were most creative,... More > engaging, and of the most unique mindset. Our authors regale stories of wandering in Kyoto, driving along Lake Michigan, and experiencing Finland as a Swedish-speaking Finn. Travel writing is not just about conveying character of place –– it requires an observational mindset and an openness to new experiences. Likewise, it is always challenging to write in this genre, as it falls somewhere between the creative and autobiographical. Each author published in this issue has been wholly successful in presenting his or her own distinctive voice and unique perspective on travel. We hope you enjoy!< Less
Olen kansainva linen-internationell By Hanna Sadeus
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Olen kansainva linen-internationell By Hanna Sadeus
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The Emperor of Portugallia By Selma Lagerlöf
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The Emperor of Portugallia is a novel by Nobel-laureate Selma Lagerlöf, published in 1914 with drawings by Albert Engström. Lagerlöf called it a "Swedish King Lear". The... More > novel was a success with critics and readers, newspaper reviewers said the novel was at the same level as Lagerlöf's earlier novels Gosta Berling's Saga and the first part of Jerusalem. The novel takes place in 1860 or 1870 in Lagerlöf's native Värmland and is about the tenant farmer Jan in Skrolycka and his daughter Glory Goldie Sunnycastle. He loves his daughter more than anything else, but after she moves to Stockholm at age 17 and becomes wealthy and well-known, she stops sending letters home. The father sinks into a dream world where he imagines she has become a noble empress of "Portugallia", and he thus also a great Emperor himself.< Less
AS LONG AS By Roi Kwabena
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Selected new poetry by Caribbean Poet and writer Dr Roi Kwabena. Introduced by Lennox Raphael and Afterword by Dr Eric Doumerc. Includes selected translated poems in Hungarian,... More > Swedish,Italian,Spanish,German,Turkish & Greek.< Less
AS LONG AS By Roi Kwabena
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Selected new poetry by Caribbean Poet and writer Dr Roi Kwabena. Introduced by Lennox Raphael and Afterword by Dr Eric Doumerc. Includes selected translated poems in Hungarian,... More > Swedish,Italian,Spanish,German,Turkish & Greek.< Less
Come Back to Småland in Sweden By Dianne Carlson Cook
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Letters, documents, photographs, and histories from Sweden illuminate the historical scrapbook reaching back to Viking times – to rune stones, Odin, and the Old Norse gods. The history... More > continues through Catholic times and Reformation. Chapters touch on Linnaeus, the flower king, Queen Christina, Joe Hill, Greta Garbo, royalty, peasantry, the highborn and low, wars, loss of glory at Poltava, crop failures, and the mass emigration in the 1800s. Lines from folktales, literature, and songs evoke feelings and color details from old genealogical documents interlaced with recipes, cures, prayers, fragments of conversations, newspaper reports, and other resources pouring from Småland, California, Wyoming, and Nebraska, documented with references, illustrated with archival photographs from Sandsjö Hembygdsförening Archive http://sandsjohembygdsforening.se.< Less
Come Back to Småland in Sweden By Dianne Carlson Cook
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Letters, documents, photographs, and histories from Sweden illuminate the historical scrapbook reaching back to Viking times – to rune stones, Odin, and the Old Norse gods. The history... More > continues through Catholic times and Reformation. Chapters touch on Linnaeus, the flower king, Queen Christina, Joe Hill, Greta Garbo, royalty, peasantry, the highborn and low, wars, loss of glory at Poltava, crop failures, and the mass emigration in the 1800s. Lines from folktales, literature, and songs evoke feelings and color details from old genealogical documents interlaced with recipes, cures, prayers, fragments of conversations, newspaper reports, and other resources pouring from Småland, California, Wyoming, and Nebraska, documented with references, illustrated with archival photographs from Sandsjö Hembygdsförening Archive http://sandsjohembygdsforening.se.< 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
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.