Archive | Essays and Nonfiction

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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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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