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Danish drama 1864: a tale of history, love and much more

Without a little history recap, the whole background setting could be quite confusing for a foreigner: at the core of the whole thing is the Schleswig-Holstein question, a complicated diplomatic issue. Even Lord Palmerston has apparently stated that the only people who really understood the question were “the Prince Consort, who is dead, a German professor, who has…

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Never been made into a movie: 5 novels which (luckily) stayed on paper

Not all novels work well on the big screen. Most notably, literary works with little or no exposure to the mainstream have attracted unexpected levels of popularity thanks to adaptations and movie versions.  Watching is such a different approach to stories than reading that one can barely compare the two experiences and probably it is…

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Nordic and Scandinavian literature: the brighter side of it

Britain’s obsession with Scandinavian crime fiction shows no signs of stopping. On television, “The Killing” and “The Bridge” have rapidly gained an ever-growing number of viewers. When did this all begin? Perhaps we can trace it back to the best-selling release of Stieg Larsson’s “The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo” as a book and later…

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The contemporary reader: fear, love and more

During the Victorian age, mystery played a big part in the entertainment of readers. It is no wonder that, whether it was modeled on real-life events or was completely based on fantasy and involving unworldly creatures, what would then be called Gothic literature attracted a multitude of interested fans. The one thing connecting these dots…