Astrid Lindgren, Tove Jansson, Selma Lagerlof -- these are only some of the authors included in this remarkable collection of short stories and excerpts from novels and autobiographies. Editors Ia Dubois and Katherine Hanson (An Everyday Story: Norwegian Women's Fiction) have woven together a rich blend of classic and contemporary literature written for and about girls. GiAstrid Lindgren, Tove Jansson, Selma Lagerlof -- these are only some of the authors included in this remarkable collection of short stories and excerpts from novels and autobiographies. Editors Ia Dubois and Katherine Hanson (An Everyday Story: Norwegian Women's Fiction) have woven together a rich blend of classic and contemporary literature written for and about girls. Girls who dare to ski off high jumps, who build river dams, who scheme to get rich by selling imaginary lottery tickets. Girls who long for their parents to stop quarreling, for their mothers to act normal, for their fathers to understand them. Girls who ponder what to name themselves, how to find and keep a best friend, what their futures will be. Girls who are energetic, wild and breakers of rules. Girls who are thoughtful, astute and delightfully funny.Scandinavia has produced some of world literature's most enduring writing for and about children. Authors such as Tove Ditlevsen, Sigrid Undset, Cora Sandel and Gerd Brantenberg have created memorable portraits of girls coming of age, while Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson are famous world-wide for their charming books about Pippi Longstocking and the Moomin family. Although some of this literature is well-known in translation, Echo is the first time that many of these stories have been published in English. Each of the twenty-eight pieces comes with a brief introduction. With work from four countries -- Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway -- as well as minority voices of the Sami, gypsy and Jewish populations of Scandinavia, Echo is as comprehensive as it is refreshing....
|Title||:||Echo: Scandinavian Stories about Girls|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Echo: Scandinavian Stories about Girls Reviews
I purchased this book at a Daughters of Norway Convention in 2014. I really enjoyed these stories. I was surprised to find how many of these writers and their "girls" were ahead of their time and seemed almost modern although the authors were born years ago. It was fun to read about their experiences in the old country and interesting that many of the parents thought girls were as important as boys and could achieve just as much. Always nice to know that.
CIP: none.Summary: An anthology of Scandinavian stories about girls, collected from writers from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.Review: There is a wide variety of stories presented in this book. I found most of them to be quite dull. I'm not sure if this is a problem with translating out of the original language or if it stems from the wide timespan when the stories were covered: from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's. On the positive side, however, all the main characters are strong females!Internet Bookwatch says: "a rich blending of classic and contemporary literature written for and about girls"(Couldn't find any other reviews)
Interesting collection of short stories, some of which I liked a great deal better than others. Glad I finally got around to reading it!
This was quite a bit more depressing than I had anticipated. Even willfull Scandinavian girls have many, many problems.