Selected Poems

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One of the most marked tendencies in recent European literature has been the sudden rise and growth of Scandinavian influence. Ibsen, Björnsen and Strindberg created new types of the drama, Ellen Key advanced the cause of feminism, and Selma Lagerlöf is now generally recognized as one of the greatest living novelists. and yet, despite all this, the richest and most characteristic field of Scandinavian letters has been hitherto unexplored. the Northmen themselves, whether Norwegians, Danes or Swedes, pride themselves most on their lyric poetry, in which the Swedish Muse is by far the most eminent. of this very little is known in English, the only Swedish poets who have been translated at all extensively being Runeberg and . . .

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