Scandinavian Classics – Anthology of Swedish lyrics from 1750 to 1915
Anthology of Swedish lyrics from 1750 to 1915
By Charles Wharton Stork
This series of Scandinavian Classics is published by The American-Scandinavian Foundation m the belief that greater familiarity with the chief literary monuments of the North will help Americans to a better understanding of Scandinavians, and thus serve to stimulate their sympathetic cooperation to good ends.
WEDEN, together with the other nations of the Scan- dinavian stock, inherited the splendid tradition of Old Norse literature, its eddas and" sagas, both in verse and prose. In the thirteenth century the Swedish language began to develop a separate identity, but did not for a long time produce anything of special note. It is indeed remark- able that a country of such political importance as Swe- den should have played so small a part in letters during the renaissance. Authors were few and, apart perhaps from Georg Stiernhielm (i 598-1672), none became known be- yond the borders of his native country.
I have not read this book as of yet. I have read other books in the series and they were very detailed and well written. I will add a review once I have read this book.