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. 96, No. 1, Spring

Confessions of a Doubter
As one of the great self-portraitists, Norway's Edvard Munch described his life as a walk along the edge of a precipice. This is an excerpt from a lecture presented at an international Munch seminar at the ASF last November.ONLY A FEW ARTISTS HAVE SUBJECTED...
Finland's Global Mediator
A career devoted to peace and reconciliation earned Finlands former president Martti Ahtisaari the Nobel Peace Pnzefor 2008.ON THE MORNING OF OCTOBER 10, 2008, THE WORLD awaited for word out of Norway concerning the winner of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize....
Fishing, Icelandic Style
Iceland has evolved a sophisticated fisheries management system that has the support of the general public as well as the fishing industry. It serves as a model for other coastal countries struggling to manage dwindling stocks offish as demand increases.AFTER...
Fiveever, Two of a Kind
In the words of Victor Borge's own inflated language, Denmark's celebrated pianist/humorist remains:ALTHOUGH VICTOR BORGE DIED LESS THAN A DECADE ago, he performed for authences that already seem to have boarded the mother ship and blasted off to the...
IN MEMORIAM: Inger Christensen
Denmark's pre-eminent poet attempted to tell about a world that does not exist in order to make it exist.THE DEATH OF INGER CHRISTENSEN in January a few days short of her 74th birthday refocused attention not only on Denmark's most esteemed poet, but...
Leroy Anderson
100 years since his birth, the Swedish-American composer is still the absolute master of "Leroy Anderson music."FIRST THINGS FIRST. THE NAME IS NOT WRITTEN "LE ROY" or "LeRoy," but "Leroy;" and it is not pronounced "Lee-roy," but "Leh-roy." Leroy Anderson...
Scanscope
N EWS * ANECDOTES * TRIVIAASF SYMPOSIUM MARKS LAUNCH OF MUNCH CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ More than a half century of painstaking efforts came to fruition last fall with the publication of a systematic annotated catalog - a catalogue raisonné - of all the paintings...
Storybook Royals
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess MaryCAN THERE BE ANOTHER ROYAL SAGA TO MATCH THAT OF the heir to the Danish throne? The handsome prince travels to a faraway land and finds a fair damsel, a commoner, who steals his heart. A prolonged...
Sublime Nature
There are striking similarities between Norwegian and Swiss landscape paintings from the 19th century.IF WE COMPARE A SWISS ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE painting by, let us say, the great master of the period, Alexandre Calame, with a Norwegian one by Johan Christian...