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The Swedish Gone with the Wind
The Saga of Gösta Berling
John Siciliano of Penguin Classics interviews introducer George C. Schoolfield and translator Paul Norlen about The Saga of Gösta Berling…
John Siciliano of Penguin Classics interviews introducer George C. Schoolfield and translator Paul Norlen about The Saga of Gösta Berling, and learns why Nobel Prize-winning author Selma Lagerlöf (a most pleasant individual) is often forgotten, while August Strindberg (a much less pleasant individual) is widely known, when a saga is really a "saga," and what line of dialogue every Swedish person can recite from memory (and what it sounds like in Swedish!).
Alan Walker, head of academic marketing, introduces listeners to another Scandinavian Nobel Prize winner with Hunger by Knut Hamsun on "Reading the Classics from A to Z."
And Stephen Morrison, associate publisher and editor in chief of Penguin Books offers up the opening to Selma Lagerlöf's The Saga of Gösta Berling in his segment, "First Pages."
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