Scandinavian Review

Magazine covers all aspects of life in contemporary Scandinavia emphasizing art and design, industrial development, business, political, economic, and social issues.

Articles from Vol. 93, No. 3, Spring

An Excerpt from the Girl in Tails
Translated from the SwedishBy Margareta HoribaWinner of the American-Scandinavian Foundation's 2005 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Translation PrizeTHE SWEDISH WRITER HJALMAR BERGMAN HAS MERGED the two Bergslagen towns, Orebro where he was born in 1883, and...
Harry Schein
HARRY SCHEIN, who died on February 11 at the age of 81, was one of Sweden's most prominent and controversial cultural personalities who played a key role in the founding of the Swedish Film Institute, which he headed from 1963 to 1978.Closely associated...
In the Late 1920s, Olof Hansson
IN THE LATE 1920S, OLOF HANSSON, the Swedish consul in British Columbia, learned about a nine-meter-tall totem pole, which he later acquired and was granted permission to ship to Stockholm as a gift to Sweden. After many years of storage and renovation,...
Lönnrot Lives!
Elias Lönnrot was one of the giants of Finnish history. Not only did he create Finland's national epic, the Kalevala, but he was instrumental in cultivating the Finnish language.ELIAS LÖNNROT (1802-1884), BELIEVED THAT ONE OF THE most dangerous fates...
Projection Problems
Finland's exhaustive film archive points up the struggle by the country's motion picture industry for a higher international profile.FOR YEARS, THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE has been pioneering the preservation of United States motion pictures. As meticulous...
The Bookbinder of Runmarö
On a lush island in the Stockholm archipelago, master bookbinder Johanna Röjgåd plies her time-honored trade amid idyllic surroundings.WE'VE LONG BEEN ADMONISHED NEVER TO JUDGE a book by its cover. That's good advice, for the shoddiest of exteriors may...
The Man Behind Jar City
Last fall, the American literary scene was introduced to the work of an exciting young Icelandic writer, Arnaldur Indridason. His Jar City, a brilliantly plotted detective story with convincing character portrayal and interesting side-plots, is the first...