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Munch: Art Masters Series - Steffen Kverneland

Munch: Art Masters Series – Steffen Kverneland

This book represented a whole new genre when it came out in 2013: A Norwegian drawn biography. With a combination of humor and irreverence, Steffen Kvernland created a wonderful description of Edvard Munch, letting his…

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Munch book By Ulrich Bischoff

Munch – By Ulrich Bischoff

Learn about the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch Munch is one of the world’s foremost impressionistic painters. Today he is internationally known and just got a new Munch Museum in Oslo. “This introductory book surveys Munch’s…

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My Struggle: Part 1 - Karl Ove Knausgaard

My Struggle: Part 1 – Karl Ove Knausgaard

One of Norway’s most successful contemporary authors Knausgaard is one of the most successful contemporary authors that we have in Norway. His big breakthrough came with the six book series of My Struggle. These novels…

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First Crossing Of Greenland by Fridtjof Nansen

First Crossing Of Greenland – Fridtjof Nansen

Interested in learning about the polar history of Norway? This is an excellent book following explorer and scientist Fridtjof Nansen, together with his crew of five, across the inland ice of Greenland. After many failed…

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The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas

The Birds – Tarjei Vesaas

Tarjei Vesaas – Oslo Museum: image no. OB.Ø67/0405, via digitaltmuseum.no. A really good psychological novel about Mattis, a mentally disabled man, and his difficulties to understand the world. I think this is a masterly written…

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Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen

Peer Gynt – Henrik Ibsen

Two of Ibsen’s masterpieces – Peer Gynt & Brand These two masterly and contrasting verse dramas by Ibsen made his reputation as a playwright. Peer is the romantic hero with a big ego, being a…

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Doppler book by Erlend Loe

Doppler – Erlend Loe

Doppler has just lost his father, and decides to move into the Oslo forest. This is one of the most entertaining Norwegian books I’ve read. Erlend Loe combines a fun story with some existential questions…

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Kristin Lavransdatter – Sigrid Undset

Kristin Lavransdatter – Sigrid Undset

A historical masterpiece by Sigrid Undset This is an epic book set in fourteenth-century Norway. Sigrid Undset tells the story of Kristin Lavransdatter, and follows her life in medieval ages in Norway. A great way…

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The Morning Star book cover

The Morning Star – Karl Ove Knausgaard

Another bestselling novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard Suddenly a big morning star appears on the sky, and strange things start to happen… If you enjoyed reading the My Struggle series, I’m pretty sure you’ll also…

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Will and Testament book cover by Vigdis Hjorth

Will and Testament – Vigdis Hjorth

A very powerful and interesting novel which sparked a lot of debate in Norway. Family horrors of the past are brought up as an inheritance case is being processed. Is Vigdis Hjorth perhaps writing about…

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