One of the most pressing socio-political problems of our time must be the migration and refugee movements. Who would have thought that a Swedish book could – in my humble opinion – contribute anything to the question? 478 more words
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På ett hotellrum i Kalifornien sitter en man och väntar på att dö. En gång lämnade han det fjärran Sverige för att finna lyckan i Amerika, som så många andra, men vad han än har tagit för sig har det gått åt pipsvängen: äktenskapen – i kras; sönerna – dålig kontakt; affärerna – fiaskon. 307 more words
#16: Utvandrarna, #17: Invandrarna, #18: Nybyggarna and #19: Sista brevet till Sverige by Vilhelm Moberg (Katarina)
Vilhelm Moberg’s The Emigrants series was written between 1949 and 1959 and consists out of four books. Instead of writing about each book separately, I will dedicate this post to the entire series. 647 more words
Fourth and final novel in the series beginning with The Emigrants.
For the Swedish settlers in Minnesota, the American Civil War is mostly experienced at a distance, but the simultaneous Sioux War has a devastating impact on their community, where the original immigrants are now ageing and a new generation is on the rise. 560 more words
Third novel in the series beginning with The Emigrants.
Karl Oskar, Kristina and the other Swedish settlers go on living and working in 1850’s Minnesota, but now the great wave of American immigration commences, and by and by they see their wilderness transformed into a proper community. 511 more words