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The Tree of the Folkungs By Verner von Heidenstam,

  • Title: The Tree of the Folkungs
  • Author: Verner von Heidenstam
  • ISBN: 9781417921058
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1925 Poet and prose writer who led the literary reaction to the Naturalist movement in Sweden, calling for a renaissance of the literature of fantasy, beauty, and national themes He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1916 In his historical novel, The Tree of the Folkungs, he evoked a sense of national continuity Contents Folke Filbyter and The Bellbo Heritage.
    The Tree of the Folkungs Poet and prose writer who led the literary reaction to the Naturalist movement in Sweden calling for a renaissance of the literature of fantasy beauty and national themes He won the Nobel Priz

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    1. Beware of nationalism I feel shame today Shame 101 years after this nationalist author received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his romanticised ideal of Nordic heroic fictional history, we see where blind patriotism can lead Whether Heidenstam later became a Nazi or not which depends on how you interpret his extremely German friendly comments in the 1920s and 1930s , he definitely is a symbol for the values of the contemporary extreme right wing group that today demonstrates its hatred for th [...]

    2. I came across this book in the following way I stole it Decades ago, back in my impetuous youth, I chose this book at random from a bookshelf and put it into my backpack I kept it all this time, packing and unpacking it into cardboard boxes each time we moved, but I never once cracked it open My wife and I recently decided that we simply have too many books A lot of them we ve never even read For unread books, our new rule is simple either read it right now and decide it s worth keeping or take [...]

    3. The two novels collected here take place at the end of the viking era book 1 and early medieval Sweden book 2 This is definitely not a crash and burn viking story The 1st book s main character is a retired viking with little interest for the world outside of his farm, although it s changing fast, and the 2d one, a few centuries later, is focused on a king who doesn t want to rule, and would rather roam the woods.Even though they were inspired by the destiny of the Folkung clan, both novels don t [...]

    4. Although the story is based in Sweden instead of Iceland or Norway and is novel oriented than the crash and burn style storylines that permeate the Sagas, it is obviously heavily influenced by Icelandic Norse Sagas and I believe this book actually won a Nobel Prize for literature This is close to being a five star book but the story ran out of steam in the last third or so I still enjoyed it.

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