Magazine article Scandinavian Review

The Emperor of Portugallia/Banished

Magazine article Scandinavian Review

The Emperor of Portugallia/Banished

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The Emperor of Portugallia By Selma Lagerlöf Translated from the Swedish by Peter Graves 224 pages, softcover, $31 Dufour Editions, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-909408-45-6

Banished By Selma Lagerlöf Translated from the Swedish by Linda Schenck Dufour Editions, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, 2018 270 pages, softcover, $30 ISBN: 978-1-909408-48-7

Sweden's Selma Lagerlöf received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909, the first woman to earn what has become the most coveted award to which a writer can aspire. Most of her prodigious output of novels and short stories was translated soon alter its appearance and seldom since. Recognizing that many of the original translations have become dated, the publisher of the books featured here have initiated a series of new high-quality translations, of which these two books are fine examples. …

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