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The Viking World by James Graham-Campbell. Drawing on excavated Viking sites and artefacts, Campbell gives an outline of Viking history.Denmark: A Modern History by W Glyn Jones is one of the more comprehensive and insightful accounts of contemporary Danish society.The Concept of Dread by philosopher Søren Kierkegaard is considered to be the first work of depth psychology ever written. A Kierkegaard Anthology by Robert Bretall has a broad cross-selection of major works by Kierkegaard.Pelle the Conqueror by Martin Andersen Nexø is an intriguing novel about the harsh reality of life as an immigrant in 19th century Denmark.Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (written under the pen name Isak Dinesen), is the memoirs of her life in Kenya. Penned in 1937, it was turned into a Hollywood movie in the 1980s.Tales Told for Children by Hans Christian Andersen. It includes such classic stories as The Tinderbox and The Princess and the Pea.Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (published in the USA as Smilla's Sense of Snow) by Peter Høeg is a suspense mystery that touches on Danish colonialism and the struggle for Greenlandic cultural identity. Høeg's work focusses on nonconformist characters on the margins of Danish society.





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