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Cora Sandel was one of the most important Scandinavian writers of the 20th century and this is the second volume in her richly acclaimed Alberta trilogy. Alberta Selmer escapes from her cold suffocating provincial life in Norway to seek out the summer riches in Paris: a city where the bohemians will never die, where there is absinthe and endless talk of Cubism. But Paris is not all she imagined: although she begins to write small pieces for newspapers and periodicals, Alberta's self-esteem is low, and her inexperience makes her prey to the casual approaches of predatory men. Relationships, when they happen, are neither easy nor happy. Feeling her talent beginning to suffer and her freedom stagnating, Alberta faces a struggle to survive. After its publication in 1931, Alberta and Freedom established itself as an immediate classic and Alberta Selmer as one of the century's great anti-heroines.

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Imaginative and intelligent. Alberta is a misfit trapped in a stiflingly provincial town in the far north of Norway whose only affinity is for her extrovert brother Jacob. Combining mastery of style and characterization with brilliant descriptive writing, this powerful story of a young woman's rebellion is universally regarded as one of the greatest novels to come from Scandinavia.

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Cora Sandel was the author of the semi-autobiographical Alberta trilogy. She was awarded a State Pension for artists by Norway.

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ISBN:
9780720612639
Author:
Sandel, Cora
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Translator:
Rokkan, Elizabeth
Author:
Rokkan, Elizabeth
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Artists' models
Subject:
France
Subject:
Norwegians - France - Paris
Subject:
Artists' models - France - Paris
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Alberta
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.8 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Imaginative and intelligent. Alberta is a misfit trapped in a stiflingly provincial town in the far north of Norway whose only affinity is for her extrovert brother Jacob. Combining mastery of style and characterization with brilliant descriptive writing, this powerful story of a young woman's rebellion is universally regarded as one of the greatest novels to come from Scandinavia.
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