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New in 2020:

Crisis
Karin Boye, translated by Amanda Doxtater
The North as Home: Proceedings from the Nordic Research Network 2017
Deniz Cem Gülen et al. (eds.)
Chitambo
Hagar Olsson, translated by Sarah Death

New in 2019:

A Living Soul
P C Jersild, translated by Rika Lesser
The Red Room
August Strindberg, translated by Peter Graves
Lobster Life
Erik Fosnes Hansen, translated by Janet Garton
Berge
Jan Kjærstad, translated by Janet Garton

New in 2018:

Pobeda 1946
Ilmar Taska, translated by Christopher Moseley
The Misadventures of the New Satan
Anton Tammsaare, translated by Christopher Moseley and Olga Shartze
A Fighting Pig's Too Tough to Eat
Suzanne Brøgger, translated by Marina Allemano
The Emperor of Portugallia
Selma Lagerlöf, translated by Peter Graves
Banished
Selma Lagerlöf, translated by Linda Schenck
Betrayed
Amalie Skram, translated by Judith Messick and Katherine Hanson

New in 2017:

A House in Norway
Vigdis Hjorth, translated by Charlotte Barslund
Bang: A Novel about the Danish Writer
Dorrit Willumsen, translated by Marina Allemano
Moment of Freedom
Jens Bjørneboe, translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer
Powderhouse
Jens Bjørneboe, translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer
The Silence
Jens Bjørneboe, translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer
The District Governor's Daughters
Camilla Collett, translated by Kirsten Seaver

New in 2016:

The Sharks
Jens Bjørneboe, translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer
Little Lord
Johan Borgen, translated by Janet Garton
Childhood
Kerstin Ekman, translated by Rochelle Wright
Walpurgis Tide
Jógvan Isaksen, translated by John Keithsson
The Beauty of History
Viivi Luik, translated by Hildi Hawkins
Anna Svärd
Selma Lagerlöf, translated by Linda Schenck
Mårbacka
Selma Lagerlöf, translated by Sarah Death
Short Stories
Hjalmar Söderberg, translated by Carl Lofmark
Beyond Borealism
Barbara Tesio et al. (eds.)
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Lagerlöf in English
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Special Feature

Selma Lagerlöf in English

Selma Lagerlöf in English

Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was born on a farm in Värmland, trained as a teacher and became, in her life-time, Sweden’s most widely translated author ever. Novels such as Gösta Berlings saga (1891; Gösta Berling’s Saga) and Jerusalem (1901-02) helped regenerate Swedish literature, and the school textbook about Nils Holgersson who traverses Sweden on the back of a goose has become familiar the world over. Two very different trilogies, the Löwensköld trilogy (1925-28) and the Mårbacka trilogy (1922-32), the latter often taken to be autobiographical, give some idea of the range and power of Lagerlöf’s writing. Several of her texts inspired innovative films, among them Herr Arnes pengar (Sir Arne’s Treasure), directed by Mauritz Stiller (1919) and based on Herr Arnes penningar (1903; Lord Arne’s Silver), and Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage), directed by Victor Sjöström (1921) and based on Lagerlöf’s Körkarlen (1912). She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, as the first woman ever, in 1909, and elected to the Swedish Academy, again as the first woman, in 1914. Having been able to buy back the farm of Mårbacka, which her family had lost as the result of bankruptcy, Lagerlöf spent the last three decades of her life combining her writing with the responsibilities for running a sizeable estate. Her work has been translated into close to 50 languages.

Most of the translations into English were made soon after the publication of the original Swedish texts and have long been out of date. Lagerlöf in English provides English-language readers with high-quality new translations of a selection of the Nobel Laureate’s most important texts.

What the press says about the series:

“These three novellas, all beautifully translated, with percipient introductions, are distinguished by imaginative and sensory power for which “genius” is the only word”.
Paul Binding, TLS (7 October 2011)

Lagerlöf in English (Adobe PDF, 2.95 MB)

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