TUE —11-29-2016—6-7 PM, free
Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of our Nordic Book Club. Each month we select a novel from some of the best contemporary and classic Nordic literary voices.
Discussions take place the last Tuesday of the month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House. If you’re unable to make it to a meeting or live outside of New York, join in the discussion online in our Goodreads group during the last week of the month.
Wayward Heroes by Halldór Laxness
Set against the backdrop of the medieval Norse world, Wayward Heroes is a reworking of Iceland’s ancient sagas complete with Viking raids and journeys to faraway lands. Written during the buildup to the Cold War, Laxness uses the novel as a vehicle to critique global militarism and belligerent national posturing.
Copies of Wayward Heroes will be available for purchase in the Shop at Scandinavia House after November 1, 2016.