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Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov

Written by Stella Adler
Edited by Barry Paris


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74698-0 (0-679-74698-6)

In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen ("The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen. . .Miller and Odets, Inge and O'Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him"), August Strindberg ("He understood... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Norwegian Folktales

Written by Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 12, 1982
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-71054-9 (0-394-71054-1)

From the collection of Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe; Illustrated by Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen; Translated by Pat Shaw and Carl Norman.

Long a treasure in Norway, the folk tales collected here have been acclaimed for their richness of humor, fullness of life, and depth of understanding since they... Read more >
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The Long Ships

Written by Frans G. Bengtsson
Translated by Michael Meyer
Introduction by Michael Chabon


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-346-6 (1-59017-346-5)

Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean. Bengtsson’s hero, Red Orm–canny, courageous, and above all lucky–is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home... Read more >
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Drowned

Written by Therese Bohman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-524-2 (1-59051-524-2)

Drowned, set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, gets under one’s skin from the first page, creating an atmosphere of foreboding in which even the perfume of freshly picked vegetables roasting in the kitchen becomes ominous.

On the surface, the story couldn’t be simpler. A single young woman visits... Read more >
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The Norse Myths

Written by Kevin Crossley-Holland


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 12, 1981
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-74846-7 (0-394-74846-8)

Here are thirty-two classic Norse myths that bring the ancient Viking world to life. Beautifully retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland, these tales vividly depict the courage, cruelty, and passions that were the hallmarks of the old Norse world.

"Crossley-Holland's beautiful retelling of tales...features Odin, Thor, the berserks, Loki, and many more fascinating figures... Read more >

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Misterioso
A Crime Novel
Written by Arne Dahl
Translated by Tiina Nunnally


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38803-2 (0-307-38803-4)

The first novel in Arne Dahl’s gripping Intercrime series—considered one of Sweden’s best—Misterioso is a piercingly dark and absorbing detective thriller.

After dismantling a bloody hostage situation at a bank outside Stockholm, Detective Paul Hjelm is dropped into an elite task-force assembled to find an elusive murderer with a sophisticated method. The... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard

Written by Isak Dinesen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74333-0 (0-679-74333-2)

Hauntingly evoked and sensuously realized, the five stories and novella collected here have the hold of "fairy stories read in childhood . . . of dreams . . . and of life as our dreams" (New York Times Book Review).

"[Dinesen's] imagination could visit, it seemed, any corner of European history and... Read more >
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Last Tales

Written by Isak Dinesen


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 1991
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73640-0 (0-679-73640-9)

This is a collection of twelve of the last tales Dinesen wrote before her death in 1962. They include seven tales from Albondocani, a projected novel that was never completed; "The Caryatids," an unfinished Gothic tale of a couple bedeviled by an old letter and a gypsy's spell; and three tales... Read more >
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Out of Africa
and Shadows on the Grass
Written by Isak Dinesen


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72475-9 (0-679-72475-3)

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) left Denmark and sailed for East Africa to marry her Swedish cousin, Baron Bror Blixen. They bought a coffee plantation in Kenya and from 1914 to 1931 she managed it, even after she and her husband separated. Her account of those years is transformed by the magical... Read more >
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Seven Gothic Tales

Written by Isak Dinesen


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 1991
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73641-7 (0-679-73641-7)

Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century Gothic tale, in the tradition of writers such as Goethe, Hoffmann, and Poe.


"These tales are a modern refinement of German romanticism...They are peopled, or haunted, by ghosts of... Read more >
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Winter's Tales

Written by Isak Dinesen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74334-7 (0-679-74334-0)

In Dinesen's universe, the magical enchantment of the fairy tale and the moral resonance of myth coexist with an unflinching grasp of the most obscure human strengths and weaknesses. A despairing author abandons his wife, but in the course of a long night's wandering, he learns love's true value and returns... Read more >
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The Glitter Scene

Written by Monika Fagerholm


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-305-7 (1-59051-305-3)

Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn’t until... Read more >
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Hanna's Daughters
A Novel
Written by Marianne Fredriksson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-43349-7 (0-345-43349-1)

Sweeping through one hundred years of Scandinavian history, this luminous story follows three generations of Swedish women--a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter--whose lives are linked through a century of great love and great loss. Resonating with truth and revelation, this moving novel deftly explores the often difficult but enduring ties... Read more >
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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-410-7 (1-60980-410-4)

Eva Gabrielsson, long-time partner to Millennium Trilogy author, Stieg Larsson, tells of their thirty-year love story, of Stieg’s life-long struggle to expose Sweden’s right-wing extremists, of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive, his difficult relationships with his family, and the joy and relief he discovered writing the... Read more >

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Markings

Written by Dag Hammarskjold
Preface by Jimmy Carter
Translated by W. H. Auden and L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27742-8 (0-307-27742-9)

Universally known and admired as a peacemaker, Dag Hammarskjöld concealed a remarkable intense inner life which he recorded over several decades in this journal of poems and spiritual meditations, left to be published after his death. A dramatic account of spiritual struggle, Markings has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers since... Read more >

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Growth of the Soil

Written by Knut Hamsun


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1972
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71781-4 (0-394-71781-3)

The story of an elemental existence in rural Norway. Read more >

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Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?
A Novel
Written by Johan Harstad
Translated by Deborah Dawkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-411-4 (1-60980-411-2)

In Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?, readers follow a man who wishes not to be followed, a man who, after a series of personal and professional disasters, finds himself lying on a rain-soaked road in the desolate, treeless Faroe Islands, population only a few thousand, a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?
A Novel
Written by Johan Harstad
Translated by Deborah Dawkin


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-135-9 (1-60980-135-0)

Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? opens with the line: “The person you love is 72.8% water, and it hasn’t rained for weeks.” From there, Brage Award—winning author and playwright Johan Harstad’s debut–previously published in eleven countries and now making its first English-language appearance–tells the story of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Smilla's Sense of Snow

Written by Peter Hoeg


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 1, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31514-2 (0-385-31514-7)

"...set in Copenhagen and features Smilla Qaavigaaq, a 37-year-old, part-Eskimo, part-Danish heroine who is investigating the death of Isaiah, her young neighbor. Although police officially rule Isaiah's death an accident, Smilla is convinced that he has been pushed off the roof of her apartment building. Discouraged by Danish officials, the tough,... Read more >

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The Exception

Written by Christian Jungersen


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9665-7 (1-4000-9665-0)

An internationally bestselling thriller, The Exception dissects the nature of evil and the paranoia that drives ordinary people to commit unthinkable acts.

Four women work together for a small nonprofit in Copenhagen that disseminates information on genocide. When two of them receive death threats, they immediately believe that they are being... Read more >
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Death of a Nightingale (Nina Borg #3)

Written by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
Translated by Elisabeth Dyssegaard


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-61695-304-1 (1-61695-304-7)

Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been convicted of the attempted murder of her Danish fiancé, escapes police custody on her way to an interrogation in Copenhagen’s police headquarters. That night, the frozen, tortured body of Michael, the ex-fiancé, is found in a car, and the manhunt for Natasha escalates... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Montecore

Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27095-5 (0-307-27095-5)

At the start of this dazzlingly inventive novel from Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Abbas, a world-famous photographer and estranged father to a young novelist—also named Jonas Hassen Khemiri—is standing on a luxurious rooftop terrace in New York City. He is surrounded by rock stars, intellectuals, and political luminaries gathered to toast his... Read more >
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Training in Christianity

Written by Soren Kierkegaard
Preface by Richard J. Neuhaus
Translated by Walter Lowrie


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72564-7 (0-375-72564-4)

This indispensable guide to the search for kinship with God was written by the great nineteenth-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), whose writings set the stage for existentialism and continue to exert a lasting influence on believers and nonbelievers alike.

Kierkegaard struck out against all forms of established order–including the established... Read more >

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Barabbas

Written by Par Lagerkvist


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 20, 1989
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72544-2 (0-679-72544-X)

Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god. He cannot affirm his faith; he cannot pray; he can only say, "I want to believe."

"As a parable, Barabbas is... Read more >
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The Sibyl

Written by Par Lagerkvist


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1963
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-70240-7 (0-394-70240-9)

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