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. 89, No. 3, Winter

A Treasury of Nordic Book
During the 20th century The American-Scandinavian Foundation participated in the publishing of Scandinavia's finest literature and non-fiction books casting light on the Nordic experience. Examining the human experience in all its complexity is the great...
Denmark Celebrates Arne Jacobsen
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Jacobsen is being hailed as one of Denmark's foremost architects and designers of the 20th century. There's a photo portrait of Arne Jacobsen made to look as if he's been caught by surprise at his desk. His pipe...
Early Printed Mapping of Scandinavia
Although maps date back thousands of years, the mapping of Scandinavia is a post-printing phenomenon. No contemporary pictorial evidence survives of the routes the Vikings sailed or the lands they visited. The first printed map of Scandinavia was published...
Iceland's Bell, Chapter Nine from Book II, the Fair Maiden
Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton Winner of the 2001 ASF Translation Prize One of Halldor Laxness's finest works, Iceland's Bell is a major opus, consisting of three books, oddly enough not previously translated into English. This task...
Looking Back: Coffee with Sibelius
Looking Back: This article, written by an American visitor to Finland in 1939, first appeared in the American-Scandinavian Review in March, 1940. It is republished here as part of a series of memorable articles that have appeared in early volumes of...
Master of the Epic Novel
Vaino Linna, who died only a decade ago, is among the most significant Finnish writers of the 20th century. The first volume of his monumental trilogy Under the North Star has now been translated into English for the first time. Vaino Linna, the great...
My Life as a Director
A conversation with Lasse Hallstrom, the Swedish filmmaker whose American career was launched by the phenomenal international success of his movie My Life as a Dog. Ever since Anna Q. Nilsson starred in the 1911 production of Molly Pitcher, there has...
Reflections on Swedish Emigration to the United States
To commemorate the 363rd anniversary of the founding of the New Sweden Colony and the 75th anniversary of the American Swedish Historical Museum, the Chief Justice of the United States was invited last year to address members of the Swedish Colonial...
Report on #24
Gunnar Sonsteby, operating under an array of aliases and the code name #24, played a major role in the Norwegian resistance movement during the German occupation of his homeland in World War II. For his heroic and tireless efforts he received the highest...