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Literature and Poetry in Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Swedish and Swedish American Literature using Swenson Center resources.


Some book sources to get you started. This is not an exhaustive list!


Scandinavians in America: literary life

                Christianson, J. R., 1985.


Literature and the immigrant community: the case of Arthur Landfors

                Swanson, Alan, 1990.


Essays on Scandinavian literature

                Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth, 1895.


A history of Scandinavian literature, 1870-1980

                Rossel, Sven Hakon, 1982.


John Sjolander, poet of Cedar Bayou

                McCree, Barbro Persson, 1987.


Pennfäktare: svensk-amerikanska författare och tidningsmän (Pen fighters: Swedish American authors and journalists)

                Skarstedt, Ernst, 1930.


Vi Gale: the immigrant story behind the poetry : a conversation with Lars Nordström, October 1992 in Portland, Oregon.

                Gale, Vi; Nordström, Lars; 2001.


Under the Swedish colours; a short anthology of modern Swedish poets

                Judd, Francis Arthur; H. M.; Gosse, Edmund; 1911.


Forays into Swedish poetry

                Gustafsson, Lars, 1978.