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65 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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Bye bye blackbird : krim by Jesper Stein NO

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Visepolitimester Axel Steen blir innhentet av fortiden da han får en telefon fra Kriminalteknisk Center. En DNA-prøve som er tatt i forbindelse med en voldtektssak matcher DNA fra den såkalte svarttrost-saken, et uoppklart seksualdrap fra 2004. Endelig får Axel Steen sjansen til å løse saken som har ridd han som en mare siden den gang, og som i sin tid ødela både ekteskapet hans og nesten tok livet av han. Han starter jaken på det som skal vise seg å være en sadistisk serievoldtektsforbryter. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS.

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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 : The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 1 by Tove Ditlevsen EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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The celebrated Danish poet Tove Ditlevsen begins the Copenhagen Trilogy ("A masterpiece" —The Guardian) with Childhood, her coming-of-age memoir about pursuing a life and a passion beyond the confines of her upbringing—and into the difficult years described in Youth and Dependency Tove knows she is a misfit whose childhood is made for a completely different girl. In her working-class neighborhood in Copenhagen, she is enthralled by her wild, red-headed friend Ruth, who initiates her into adult secrets. But Tove cannot reveal her true self to her or to anyone else. For "long, mysterious words b... continue

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Childhood, Youth, Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
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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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Dependency : The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 3 by Tove Ditlevsen EN

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The final volume in the renowned Danish poet Tove Ditlevsen’s autobiographical Copenhagen Trilogy ("A masterpiece" —The Guardian). Following Childhood and Youth, Dependency is the searing portrait of a woman’s journey through love, friendship, ambition, and addiction, from one of Denmark’s most celebrated twentieth century writers Tove is only twenty, but she's already famous, a published poet, and the wife of a much older literary editor. Her path in life seems set, yet she has no idea of the struggles ahead—love affairs, wanted and unwanted pregnancies, artistic failure, and destructive addi... 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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