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Book Review: The Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Almost Nearly Perfect People:  Behind The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia, by Michael Booth It is hard to tell whether the author really wished to damn the Scandinavian cultures with faint praise by exposing the darker side of the … Continue reading

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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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