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. 92, No. 1, Summer

Excerpt from Bonzai
Translated from the DanishBy Britt TippinsWinner of The American-Scandinavian Foundation's 2003 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Translation PrizeThe NOVEL BONZAI by the Danish writer Kirsten Thorup was published in Denmark in 2000 by Gyldendal. Thorup is the...
Hollywood's Nordic Men
They aren't as numerous as the women, but they have included notables from Warner Oland (Charlie Chan) and Jean Hersholt to Stellan Skarsgard and Lasse Hallström. And let's not forget the inimitable Max von Sydow.MAX VON SYDOW ASIDE, THE Scandinavian...
Nordic Writing Today
Scandinavians are among the most literate people on earth, reading the best of foreign translations as well as the works of their many fine native writers. Here, a prominent Swedish critic comments on current Scandinavian writing.WHAT'S GOING ON IN SCANDINAVIAN...
Returning Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera to Sweden
Italian censors prevented Verdi from basing his famous opera on the story of Gustav III's assassination. Thus, generations of operagoers have heard the opera with a Boston-based libretto. Now, the author explains how he was able to retrieve the original...
Scandinavia vs. Norden
Is there a difference? And does it make any difference? To a Scandinavian, yes. To almost anyone else, no.THE DESIGNATION SCANDINAVIA IS AN AMBIVALENT ONE. It is often taken to mean all of northern Europe, from the North Atlantic islands in the west...
The Immigrants Are Coming!
A prominent Norwegian journalist discusses the extent and effects of the influx of foreigners in the previously near-homogeneous societies of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.OUT OF A HALF MILLION INHABITANTS IN OSLO, the Norwegian capital, 110,000 are now...
The Snow Show
Staged in Finnish Lapland last February, the Snow Show provided the opportunity for some of today's most innovative and acclaimed artists and architects to collaborate on the design and building of structures in the most ephemeral and challenging of...