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Synopsis:

Astrid Lindgren, Tove Jansson, Selma Lagerlof — these are only some of the authors included in this remarkable collection of short stories and excerpts from novels and autobiographies. Editors Ia Dubois and Katherine Hanson (An Everyday Story: Norwegian Women's Fiction) have woven together a rich blend of classic and contemporary literature written for and about girls. Girls who dare to ski off high jumps, who build river dams, who scheme to get rich by selling imaginary lottery tickets. Girls who long for their parents to stop quarreling, for their mothers to act normal, for their fathers to understand them. Girls who ponder what to name themselves, how to find and keep a best friend, what their futures will be. Girls who are energetic, wild and breakers of rules. Girls who are thoughtful, astute and delightfully funny.

Scandinavia has produced some of world literature's most enduring writing for and about children. Authors such as Tove Ditlevsen, Sigrid Undset, Cora Sandel and Gerd Brantenberg have created memorable portraits of girls coming of age, while Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson are famous world-wide for their charming books about Pippi Longstocking and the Moomin family. Although some of this literature is well-known in translation, Echo is the first time that many of these stories have been published in English. Each of the twenty-eight pieces comes with a brief introduction. With work from four countries — Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway — as well as minority voices of the Sami, gypsy and Jewish populations of Scandinavia, Echo is as comprehensive as it is refreshing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781879679146
Subtitle:
Scandinavian Stories about Girls
Editor:
DuBois, Ia
Editor:
DuBois, Ia
Editor:
Hanson, Katherine
Editor:
DC
Author:
Hanson, Katherine
Author:
DuBois, Ia
Editor:
Hanson, Katherine
Editor:
DC
Publisher:
Women in Translation
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Scandinavia
Subject:
Scandinavian literature
Subject:
Women authors, Scandinavian.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 48
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.96x5.98x.90 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 320 pages Women in Translation - English 9781879679146 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Astrid Lindgren, Tove Jansson, Selma Lagerlof — these are only some of the authors included in this remarkable collection of short stories and excerpts from novels and autobiographies. Editors Ia Dubois and Katherine Hanson (An Everyday Story: Norwegian Women's Fiction) have woven together a rich blend of classic and contemporary literature written for and about girls. Girls who dare to ski off high jumps, who build river dams, who scheme to get rich by selling imaginary lottery tickets. Girls who long for their parents to stop quarreling, for their mothers to act normal, for their fathers to understand them. Girls who ponder what to name themselves, how to find and keep a best friend, what their futures will be. Girls who are energetic, wild and breakers of rules. Girls who are thoughtful, astute and delightfully funny.

Scandinavia has produced some of world literature's most enduring writing for and about children. Authors such as Tove Ditlevsen, Sigrid Undset, Cora Sandel and Gerd Brantenberg have created memorable portraits of girls coming of age, while Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson are famous world-wide for their charming books about Pippi Longstocking and the Moomin family. Although some of this literature is well-known in translation, Echo is the first time that many of these stories have been published in English. Each of the twenty-eight pieces comes with a brief introduction. With work from four countries — Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway — as well as minority voices of the Sami, gypsy and Jewish populations of Scandinavia, Echo is as comprehensive as it is refreshing.

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