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Book Review: Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt, by Henrik Ibsen I liked this play a lot, and that mildly surprised me, especially given how different this play is from the general body of work of his that I am familiar with.  I must say that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Doll’s House And Other Plays

A Doll’s House And Other Plays, by Henrik Ibsen This particular collection of plays features one I am very familiar with, A Doll’s House, and two I have never read, The League Of Youth and The Lady From The Sea.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Readings On A Doll’s House

Readings On A Doll’s House, edited by Hayley R. Mitchell I have read several books in this series [1], and in this book in particular I see the readings of the work in question as somewhat problematic.  The earliest audiences … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter III)

The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter III), by Sigrid Undset It is fair to say that I did not see the ending of this novel coming.  And, without spoilers (see below) it is fair to say that many people were likely greatly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mistress Of Husaby (Kristin Lavransdatter II)

The Mistress Of Husaby (Kristin Lavransdatter II), by Sigrid Undset While admittedly the first novel of this series [1] was mildly irritating in that it reminded me of people I have known in the past and still know today who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bridal Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter I)

The Bridal Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter I), by Sigrid Undset In reading this book, I could understand why it has often been compared to some of the novels by Dostoevsky.  Both writers are Christian realist authors with a strong interest in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sigrid Undset: A Study In Christian Realism

Sigrid Undset:  A Study In Christian Realism, by A.H. Winsnes, translated by P.G. Foote I must admit that this book is likely one that few of my readers will care about to any great degree, unless they happen to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of Scandinavia

A History Of Scandinavia:  Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, & Iceland, by T.K. Derry Do you like 400 page long history books about Scandinavia from the 1970’s that are written from a left-wing politically biased point of view?  If so, this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Defiant Courage

Defiant Courage:  Norway’s Longest WWII Escape:  A True Story, by Astrid Karlsen Scott & Dr. Tore Haug When I started this story, I realized that I was already familiar with this story from my previous experience reading and watching the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frost On My Moustache

Frost On My Moustache:  The Arctic Adventures Of A Lord And A Loafer, by Tim Moore Having read a large number of books by the author [1], I can say that this follows the usual pattern.  I happen to like … Continue reading

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