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Denmark - Further reading

Further reading on Denmark

  • The Viking World by James Graham-Campbell. Drawing on excavated Viking sites and artefacts, Campbell gives an outline of Viking history.
  • Denmark: A Modern History by W Glyn Jones is one of the more comprehensive and insightful accounts of contemporary Danish society.
  • The Concept of Dread by philosopher Søren Kierkegaard is considered to be the first work of depth psychology ever written. A Kierkegaard Anthology by Robert Bretall has a broad cross-selection of major works by Kierkegaard.
  • Pelle the Conqueror by Martin Andersen Nexø is an intriguing novel about the harsh reality of life as an immigrant in 19th century Denmark.
  • Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (written under the pen name Isak Dinesen), is the memoirs of her life in Kenya. Penned in 1937, it was turned into a Hollywood movie in the 1980s.
  • Tales Told for Children by Hans Christian Andersen. It includes such classic stories as The Tinderbox and The Princess and the Pea.
  • Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (published in the USA as Smilla's Sense of Snow) by Peter Høeg is a suspense mystery that touches on Danish colonialism and the struggle for Greenlandic cultural identity. Høeg's work focusses on nonconformist characters on the margins of Danish society.

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