Archive | June, 2009

Swedish Oregon

Author, editor and translator Lars Nordström has compiled Swedish Oregon, an overview of Swedish immigration to the state which includes first-person accounts, articles and poetry. For anyone interested in the Pacific Northwest or in Swedish immigration history. The book can be ordered directly from the publisher, Swedish Roots in Oregon.
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Swedish Vampires

The recent Swedish film Let the Right One In has been a surprising success in American theatres. The film is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist, translated into English by Ebba Segerberg and now published in the U.S.
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The Key to IKEA

One of the basic texts of 20th-century Swedish design, Ellen Key’s Beauty in the Home (1899), has now been translated into English by Anne-Charlotte Harvey. This essay is included in Modern Swedish Design. Three Founding Texts, published by the Museum of Modern Art, 2008.
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