Selma Lagerlof and Bjornstjerne Bjornson were two of the greatest nineteenth centurey Nordic authors who were both awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Lagerlof was a Swedish novelist, who in 1909 became the first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Her work is deeply rooted in Nordic legends and history. She turned away from the dominating realistic movement and wrote in a romantic and imaginative manner about the peasant life and landscape of Northern Sweden.
Bjornstjerne Bjornson was a Norwegian writer, editor, and theater director, known with Henrik Ibsen, Alexander Kielland and Jonas Lie as one of the "four great ones" of 19th-century Norwegian literature. Bjornson campaigned widely for liberal and national ideals, and became an extremely popular national figure. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1903.
This collection contains four of this remarkable duo's most widely anthologized stories.
Stories included are, "A Christmas Guest" and "The Outlaws" by Lagerlof and "The Father" and "Railroad and Churchyard" by Bjornson.
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What a great listen!
I am from the US and I am touring Scandinavia. I wanted to learn more about the culture so I bought this audiobook to listen to in the car. We really enjoyed this. "The railroad" was especially good.
- Lon Welsh