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Aksel Sandemose and Canada

Aksel Sandemose

Aksel Sandemose and Canada

a Scandinavian writer"s perception of the Canadian Prairies in the 1920s

by Aksel Sandemose

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Published by Canadian Plains Research Center in Regina .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sandemose, Aksel, -- 1899-1965 -- Travel -- Prairie Provinces.,
  • Sandemose, Aksel, -- 1899-1965 -- Translations into English.,
  • Danes -- Prairie Provinces -- Anecdotes.,
  • Authors, Danish -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Authors, Norwegian -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Prairie Provinces -- Anecdotes.,
  • Prairie Provinces -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementChristopher S. Hale, [editor and translator].
    GenreTranslations into English., Anecdotes., Biography.
    Series[Canadian plains studies -- 46], Canadian plains studies -- 46
    ContributionsHale, Christopher S., 1942-, University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 183 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22716080M
    ISBN 100889771847
    OCLC/WorldCa61700276

    Perhaps the copyright was never renewed. Now Espen plunges into his childhood to find out who he is. The author must be mentioned. By all accounts, Sandemose was a deeply unpleasant man, an untrustworthy, amoral fantasist.

    Emphasize good health, and Denmark falls farther. Everyone knew your business, everyone had an opinion about what you should be doing. Over time I have probably also gravitated away from Danes with Jante tendencies—as one does from people with whom one has little in common—but I do still sometimes come up against traces of it when I venture outside my social circle, where it typically manifests itself in a form of confusion verging on mild scorn when I try to explain what I do, or have done, for a living. All pages are unmodified as they originally appeared; some links and images may no longer function. Don't think you are good for anything.

    Knopf, now an imprint of Random House, published the novel in Scandinavian Meaning: The name Aksel is a Scandinavian baby name. When Nazism started to grow in Germany, Sandemose warned in his articles of its likely spread northward. You shall not believe that anyone cares about you. In he married Eva Borgen; she died in


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The chaotic nature of his books is traceable solely to this monomaniacal obsession, which for him represented the fight for his own soul. Inequality has risen in Sweden, in the past decade and a half, at a rate four times as high as in the United States.

He has to be an Aksel! And from until now, copyright extends for the lifetime of the creator plus an additional 70 years after death. I had to get away.

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One year later he published his first book written in Norwegian. If trivial things are vital to the French, as Mark Twain once suggested, Nordic culture runs to the soft power of a hard settee.

In he married Dagmar Ditlevsen; the next year they had twin daughters, Hedda and Eva. From the s Sandemose published his works in Norwegian. Norway has been No. Even the EU has already moved to grant public entities including libraries the freedom to make use of orphaned works for the public good.

As dawn comes, he brews coffee. Certainly, I know from speaking to people who have moved away from Jutland that Jante Law still underscores attitudes and behavior to a greater extent on the Danish peninsula, and along the yet more insular, traditional west coast in particular.

What is the foreigner to make of Jante Law? The text may not be altered in any way e. Jante Law is basically an unwritten and strict code of conduct regulating all fields of life and guaranteeing not one individual will rise above the rest, under the threat of all sorts of social sanctions, common disapproval and so on.

I have often wondered about the pre-Sandemose roots of Jante Law. This and other books from the s Sandemose wrote in Danish. Next year Ross Dane won him a Danish stipend. In A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks Sandemose develops one of his more famous concepts, the Jante Lawin which he depicts the suppression of the individual's aspirations and personal development by the collective.

You would imagine, then, that the teachings of Martin Luther would hold little currency in Danish society today, yet many of the core principles of Lutheranism—parsimony, modesty, disapproval of individualism or elitism—still define the manner in which the Danes behave toward one another and view the rest of the world, thanks in part to the enduring influence of an improbable literary figure.

The per-capita divorce rate in Scandinavia is notably high, which, depending on your notions about marriage, is either a healthy or an unhealthy sign. He is a fighter pilot and a British spy, who writes letters to his sister and tells in them about the mysterious death of a woman, Alice Atkinson, whom he loved passionately.

Don't laugh at us. Felicia was abandoned at the age of seventeen by Erling Vik. While Nordic people have made the best of what they have, Americans persist in gambling on something better, and yet settling for something worse.

Hayes, patients with psychotic symptoms who received acceptance and commitment therapy ACT in addition to treatment as usual showed half the rate of rehospitalization as those who did not.

Then I wouldn't have this glasswall between my perception and reality His psychological probing has been compared to the work of an archeologist, also one can detect the influence of Sigmund Freud, August Strindberg, D. In Finland, too, the Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, has climbed four points since the late nineteen-eighties.

Sweden could end up as inflamed by prejudice as the United States.Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. (01/03/) A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks by Aksel Sandemose. New York.

Knopf. Translated from the Norwegian by Eugene Gay-Tifft. With A Note by Sigrid Undset. keywords: Literature Translated Norway Scandinavia. pages.

Northern Lights

Aksel Sandemose. Actually he fathered seven children, not five — Preceding unsigned comment added by14 March (UTC) His first book wasn't a novel but a collection of short stories.

The trip to Canada was innot in Northern Lights. Do the Scandinavians really have it all figured out? Booth’s book is as much about Anglo-American power as it is about the Nordic way.

some pages to Jante Law—a wry Author: Nathan Heller. You are currently viewing this article as a guest. If you are a subscriber, please sign in.

If you aren't, please subscribe below and get access to the entire Harper's archive for only $/year. 1. Sign in to Customer Care using your account number or postal address. 2. Select Email/Password. FYI: Aksel Sandemose was born in Denmark, but is a Norwegian author.

[1] I’m not saying this to compete with my Danish neighbours, but I see you are asking just Danes and that the question is labeled “Danish Culture”.

However, as English editions.