Nordic Literature

A comparative history. Volume I: Spatial nodes


Author: Steven P. Sondrup,Mark B. Sandberg,Thomas A. DuBois,Dan Ringgaard

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027265054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 733

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Nordic Literature: A comparative history is a multi-volume comparative analysis of the literature of the Nordic region. Bringing together the literature of Finland, continental Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Sápmi), and the insular region (Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands), each volume of this three-volume project adopts a new frame through which one can recognize and analyze significant clusters of literary practice. This first volume, Spatial nodes, devotes its attention to the changing literary figurations of space by Nordic writers from medieval to contemporary times. Organized around the depiction of various “scapes” and spatial practices at home and abroad, this approach to Nordic literature stretches existing notions of temporally linear, nationally centered literary history and allows questions of internal regional similarities and differences to emerge more strongly. The productive historical contingency of the “North” as a literary space becomes clear in this close analysis of its literary texts and practices.



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Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

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A Study of English Agricultural Economics


Author: Hermann Levy

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Agriculture

Page: 249

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Englische Studien


Author: Eugen Kölbing,Johannes Hoops,Arthur Kölbing,Albert Wagner

Publisher: N.A


Category: English philology

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Survivors of Stalingrad

Eyewitness Accounts from the 6th Army, 1942-43


Author: Reinhold Busch

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1848327668

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8808

In November 1942 _ in a devastating counter-attack from outside the city _ Soviet forces smashed the German siege and encircled Stalingrad, trapping some 290,000 soldiers of the 6th Army inside. For almost three months, during the harshest part of the Russian winter, the German troops endured atrocious conditions. Freezing cold and reliant on dwindling food supplies from Luftwaffe air drops, thousands died from starvation, frostbite or infection if not from the fighting itself. ??This important work reconstructs the grim fate of the 6th Army in full for the first time by examining the little-known story of the field hospitals and central dressing stations. The author has trawled through hundreds of previously unpublished reports, interviews, diaries and newspaper accounts to reveal the experiences of soldiers of all ranks, from simple soldiers to generals. ??The book includes first-hand accounts of soldiers who were wounded or fell ill and were flown out of the encirclement; as well as those who fought to the bitter end and were taken prisoner by the Soviets. They reflect on the severity of the fighting, and reveal the slowly ebbing hopes for survival. Together they provide an illuminating and tragic portrait of the appalling events at Stalingrad.