A Very Scandinavian Christmas

A Very Scandinavian Christmas

The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of All Time

A Very Christmas

by Hans Christian Andersen, August Strindberg, Selma Lagerlöf and Karl Ove Knausgaard

Published by: New Vessel Press

140 pages, 7.00 x 10.00 in, Brief illustrations appear before each story.

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781939931764
  • Published: September 2019

$22.95

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Our fourth book in the very popular Very Christmas series, this collection brings together the best Scandinavian holiday stories including classics by Hans Christian Andersen of Denmark; Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, August Strindberg and Hjalmar Söderberg of Sweden; as well as the acclaimed contemporary Norwegian authors Karl Ove Knausgaard and National Book Award nominee Vigdis Hjorth. These Nordic tales—coming from the very region where so much of traditional Christmas imagery originates—convey a festive and contemplative spirit laden with lingonberries, elks, gnomes, Sami trolls, candles, gingerbread, and aquavit in abundance. A smorgasbord of unexpected literary gifts that make up a vibrant, elegant hardcover volume sure to provide plenty of pleasure and hygge, that specifically Scandinavian blend of coziness and contentment.