Scandinavian or Nordic literature includes languages of the Nordic countries of Northern Europe - Sweden, Norway, Svalbard, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and other Scandianavia's autonomous territories such as Greenland, Faroe, and Åland. Most of these region's writers use North Germanic languages. Although most Finns speak Uralic languages, Finnish literature and history are undoubtedly interrelated with Norway and Sweden.
Scandinavian writers have produced influential and significant literature, and one of the writers accountable for the popularity of modern realistic drama was Henrik Ibsen. When it comes to Nordic literature, it's been more than just raw material; the Scandinavian authors have ignited and motivated the creative effort and spirit of many writers around the world. All Scandinavian writings, whether in verse or in prose, are characterized by the concise brevity, honesty, innocence, and vividness of the Sagas and Eddas.
Below you'll find a list of book summaries from authors that influenced Scandinavian literature and left their mark in the writing world.
She was a Swedish writer that wrote over 30 children's books. She wrote more than 120 stories, but her most popular work was Pippi Longstocking.
He was a Finnish writer that was a teacher when he started his journey on collecting the national treasure. In 1828 he had 6000 verses collected, mostly epic poems, sayings and oaths.
Hans Christian Andersen
Most famous Danish writer that lived in the 19th century. He is best known for writing children's literature, mainly fairy tales.
- The Brave Tin Soldier
- The Emperor's New Clothes
- The Little Match Girl
- The Little Mermaid
- The Nightingale
- The Princess and the Pea
- The Snow Queen
- The Swineherd
- The Ugly Duckling