Author: Edvard Brandes
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Det står skidt til på hr. og fru Holsts pensionat. Den gamle overlærer er fyldt med undskyldninger for, hvorfor han ikke kan betale lejen, parrets unge datter er så gældsat, at hun må sælge sin cykel, og hr. Holst har på egen hånd drukket al brændevinen. Edvard Brandes tegner et morsomt og rammende portræt af småborgerskabet, som det så ud i starten af 1900-tallet.
Author: Derek Fewster
Finland, during both prehistoric and medieval times, has been the subject of numerous studies, but none of these have previously considered the nationalist essence of the integral, underlying history culture or public archaeology of the nation. Even quite obvious political interpretations, visions, and imageries of an ancient Golden Age have all too easily been dismissed as the consequences of mere patriotism, Kalevala enthusiasm, or Karelianism. This study presents the case for how the conceptions of a distant, glorious past have been advanced and actively developed within the national project of constructing a modern ethnicity of Finnishness. Accordingly, a conception of an original ancient greatness was paramount for the nationalist movements in both the Grand Duchy and the early Republic of Finland, especially so when the perceived nation was considered in need of intellectually unifying defences against the many conceived threats of Russianness after ca 1890. The author traces the construction of a Finnish Great Myth of National Origins from the 16th century until the end of the Second World War, and provides richly illustrated examples of how the process of nation-building influenced and amplified the deep historical core of the emerging Finnish national consciousness.
Author: Marianne Stecher-Hansen
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Presents career biographies and criticism of writers from three and a half centuries of Danish literature. The literary genres range from fiction and fairy tales to philosophy.