Scandinavian Noir Lib/E: In Pursuit of a Mystery (Compact Disc)

Scandinavian Noir Lib/E: In Pursuit of a Mystery By Kirsten Potter (Read by), Wendy Lesser Cover Image
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An in-depth and personal exploration of Scandinavian crime fiction as a way into Scandinavian culture at large For nearly four decades, Wendy Lesser's primary source of information about three Scandinavian countries--Sweden, Norway, and Denmark--was mystery and crime novels, and the murders committed and solved in their pages. Having never visited the region, Lesser constructed a fictional Scandinavia of her own making, something between a map, a portrait, and a cultural history of a place that both exists and does not exist. Lesser's Scandinavia is disproportionately populated with police officers, but also with the stuff of everyday life, the likes of which are relayed in great detail in the novels she read: a fully realized world complete with its own traditions, customs, and, of course, people. Over the course of many years, Lesser's fictional Scandinavia grew more and more solidly visible to her, yet she never had a strong desire to visit the real countries that corresponded to the made-up ones. Until, she writes, between one day and the next, that no longer seemed sufficient. It was time to travel to Scandinavia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798200206919
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: August 18th, 2020
Language: English