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41 popular danish books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Denmark. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Babette's Feast by Karen Blixen EN

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These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, ‘Babette’s Feast’, which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in ‘Tempests’, a mysterious pearl-fisher in ‘The Diver’ and a brief, tragic encounter in ‘The Ring’. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last t... continue

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Cabeza de Perro by Morten Ramsland ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Esta divertida y originalísima novela sobre una saga familiar escandinava constituyó el acontecimiento editorial del año 2005 en Dinamarca, donde además de obtener un notable éxito de público —más de cien mil ejemplares vendidos— fue galardonada con los premios más importantes, entre ellos Autor del Año, Libro del Año y el Golden Laurel, concedido por los libreros de aquel país. Después de pasar unos años en Ámsterdam intentando abrirse camino como pintor, Asger regresa a Dinamarca para despedirse de su abuela Bjørk, que está a punto de morir. De esta manera, el joven se convierte en depositar... continue

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Childhood, Youth, Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, Guardian The second volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, the searing portrait of a woman's journey through love, friendship, ambition and addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writers Forced to leave school early, Tove embarks on a chequered career in a string of low-paid, menial jobs. But she is hungry: for poetry, for love, for real life to begin. As Europe slides into war, she must navigate exploitative bosses, a Nazi landlady and unwelcome sexual encounters on the road to hard-won independence. Yet sh... continue
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Crimson by Niviaq Korneliussen EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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'Effortlessly cool, funny yet sad, breezy but thoughtful - this is an edgy and unputdownable work of modern literature' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti 'Crimson is written with immense courage - there's no faking the feeling of honesty on each page. It is a brave novel reminiscent of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting' Laline Paull, author of The Bees The island has run out of oxygen. The island is swollen. The island is rotten. The island has taken my beloved from me. The island is a Greenlander. It's the fault of the Greenlander. In Nuuk, Greenland . . . Fia breaks up with her long-term boyfriend an... continue


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Espejo, hombro, intermitente by Dorthe Nors ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Las tragicómicas andanzas de una mujer solitaria, ya cuarentona, que decide aprender a conducir y a vivir de otra manera. Sonja, que tiene ya más de cuarenta años, vive en Copenhague. Soñó con ser escritora, pero se gana la vida como traductora de thrillers nórdicos ultraviolentos. La suya es una profesión solitaria, que contribuye a aislarla. Su vida es rutinaria y no se siente muy feliz con ella. Y, para colmo, empieza a padecer vértigos, acaso provocados por un problema en el oído interno, o tal vez anuncio de un proceso depresivo. Y es entonces cuando Sonja trata de reconducir su vida toma... continue

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Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen EN

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Comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife. Sofie conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions. Part-memoir, part-social commentary, this book looks at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing

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Jenny by Sigrid Undset EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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First published in 1911 when the author was 29, this unsparing novel tells the story of Jenny Winge, a talented Norwegian painter whose search for artistic inspiration in Rome lands her in the arms of a married man. Her decision to have their baby out of wedlock and raise it by herself brought charges of immorality against the author, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1928, and the book. This is a new translation and the first English edition of Jenny since 1921, with censored passages restored. Everyone and everything leaps off the page. The New York Times Book Review
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Kongerækken by Rikke Agnete Olsen DK

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Koude angst

Koude angst by Mads Peder Nordbo NL

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Description:
upaarnaq is teruggekeerd naar Nuuk om haar enige vriend, Matthew Cave, te helpen zijn halfzus Arnaq te vinden, die tijdens een weekendtrip naar het verlaten stadje Færingehavn is verdwenen. De bloedvlekken in een van de vervallen huizen beloven niet veel goeds, maar pas wanneer Arnaqs moeder een telefoontje krijgt van een doodsbange Arnaq is het voor iedereen duidelijk dat er een vreselijk misdrijf dreigt plaats te vinden. Matthews vader, Tom, was in zijn jonge jaren op de militaire basis Thule betrokken bij een geheim experiment met dodelijke afloop. Tom werd verdacht van een dubbele m... continue


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