Contemporary Nordic Literature and Spatiality

by Kristina Malmio, Kaisa Kurikka

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This open access collection offers a detailed mapping of recent Nordic literature and its different genres (fiction, poetry, and children's literature) through the perspective of spatiality. Concentrating on contemporary Nordic literature, the book presents a distinctive view on the spatial turn and widens the understanding of Nordic literature outside of canonized authors. Examining literatures by Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish authors, the chapters investigate a recurrent theme of social criticism and analyze this criticism against the welfare state and power hierarchies in spatial terms. The chapters explore various narrative worlds and spaces - from the urban to parks and forests, from textual spaces to spatial thematics, studying these spatial features in relation to the problems of late modernity.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Contemporary Nordic Literature and Spatiality ebook for free in PDF format (4.1 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2020
Pages
315
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030233525
ISBN10
3030233529
ISBN13 Digital
9783030233532
ISBN10 Digital
3030233537
PDF Size
4.1 MB
License
CC BY

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