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Dictionary E Haugen - Our price: $170.00.
The best Norwegian dictionary available Short
and sweet, I'll say it: This dictionary has served me well from the time
I was a graduate student (MA in Scandinavian Linguistics) to being an instructor
at the U of Minnesota in Norwegian.
Verbs and Essentials of Grammar Louis
Janus - Our price: $11.53.
A grammar book is only as good as its coverage of all aspects of the language.
Here is the Table of Contents, with page numbers, so you can see what is
covered, and the number of pages devoted to each topic. Many colleagues
have commented to me about how clearly the grammar book is written. Several
have noted the "Pitfalls" section as particularly useful.
NORWEGIAN SKIING HEROS
ALF ENGEN - Utah's
Athlete of the Century. DVD/Video Story of well loved Norwegian
Ski legend. He received many rewards for his skiing, and was in numerous
films as a stunt skier. Many cuts from old films, action and personal interviews.
2002 purchase from Steinar Hybertsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEIN ERIKSEN - SKI LEGEND
DVD- Master of Alpine skiing,winner of 2 Gold medals,and several
silver. Hollywood and ski resorts are his backdrop. 2003 Steinar
Hybertsen at email@example.com
- the Father of Modern Skiing by Anne-Gry Blikom and
This book tells the life story of Sondre, his struggles
as a poor Telemark cotter and his wild skiing in the hills of Morgedal.
It's about his contribution to skiing, the Olympic Torch ceremonies, as
well as about how he has been honoured after his death. View more than
100 pictures from Telemark and North Dakota USD $14.95
Shadow Across the Land
(Pub. 2000) is a novel of the home front in World War II Norway.
Based on true events, it follows the Lund family as they are forced to
move out of their home in Bergen and adjust to a life of restrictions,
food shortages, and life under foreign occupation. Sells for $8.95
+ SH. To order email Listmember author: Barbara
Die Alone : WWII Epic of Escapes and Endurance David
Howarth, Stephen E. Ambrose - Our price: $10.17.
The story takes place is Nazi occupied Norway during WWII. The man in this
story defies all odds to survive one of the most harrowing experiences
ever put to paper.. It is a tribute to the brave men who risked death
by the Nazis had they been caught helping him escape.
and Innocence : A Young Girl's Life in Occupied Norway Hanna
Aasvik Helmersen - Our price: $14.95.
War and Innocence is a World War II memoir written from the perspective
of a young girl. Author Hanna Aasvik Helmersen, only
eight years old when the war began, offers us an extremely clear picture
of the Norwegian experience through the war years. Ms. Helmersen writes
in a simple strong style.
1940 Francois Kersaudy - Our price: $17.13.
The story of Norway's attempted resistance to the German invasion and her
betrayal (by vacillation) by England and France--an episode that led to
the downfall of Chamberlain as Prime Minister of England and may even have
contributed to the subsequent invasion of France.
Against the Atom : The Exciting, First Hand Account of Heroism and Daring
Sabotage During the Nazi Occupation of Norway Knut
Haukelid Our price: $12.95.
The exciting, first-hand account of heroism and daring sabotage during
the Nazi occupation of Norway. The outcome of World War II could very possibly
have been much different if Knut Haukelid and his small, but courageous
band of Norwegian soldiers had not been successful in sabotaging
the Nazis supply of heavy water. The heavy water produced at a facility
in occupied Norway was vital to Hitlers race with the United States to
develop the atomic bomb. Knut Haukelids Skis Against The Atom gives the
reader an intimate account of the valiant and self-sacrificing service
that the not-to-be-subdued Norwegians performed for the whole free world.
Courage - Our price: $26.95.
true story of growing up during WW2 in Norway by Washington State Author:
Astrid Karlsen Scott.
the Hidewood : Memories of a Dakota Neighborhood
Robert Amerson - Our price: $17.95
21 interwoven stories, author Robert Amerson re-creates life on his family's
160-acre farm in the remote Hidewood Hills of eastern South Dakota from
1934 to 1942. In exquisite detail, he portrays a particular moment in time
with a power that could help many readers better understand their own pasts.
Memories Joan Claire Graham, Kathy M. Megyeri - Our price:
Minnesota Memories authors share their own family
practices and stories, and guess what? The same things that were shushed
in our houses, also happened in the authors' homes.
Follinglo Dog Book : A Norwegian Pioneer Story from Iowa (American
Land and Life Series) Peder Gustav Tjernagel, Peter Tjernagel
Harstad. Our price: $19.95.
The Follinglo Dog Book both is and is not about dogs. The dogs are certainly
here: from Milla to Chip the Third, we encounter a procession of
heroic if often unfortunate creatures who, along with their immigrant masters,
led a hard life on the nineteenth-century American frontier.
Daughter: A Memoir Cheri Register - Our price: $10.46.
In 1959, meatpackers in the little Minnesota town of Albert Lea went on
strike to demand better working conditions and higher rates of pay. The
plant's owners brought in strikebreakers from nearby towns, violence ensued,
the governor of Minnesota called in the National Guard, and for a few days
news from Albert Lea filled papers around the United States.
Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth
Bill Holm - Our price: $10.46. Growing
up, Bill Holm knew what failure was: "to die in Minneota." But after returning
to his hometown after 20 years' absence, he wasn't so sure. Finding pleasure
in the customs and characters of small-town life, in The Heart Can Be Filled
Anywhere on Earth he writes with affection about the town elders, seen
by those in the outside world as misfits and losers.
in Her Own Name : Women As Homesteaders in North Dakota
H. Elaine Lindgren, Elizabeth Jameson
Elaine Lindgren has done an excellent job researching a little known subject.
She gives not only a very fine introduction to the subject of homesteading,
she provides a wonderful written documentary of the single women
who homesteaded in North Dakota.
Boys' House : New and Selected Stories Jim
- Our price: $13.57.
A mastery of verse, elegant prose and old style country wit and wisdom.
An unerring slice from the lives of a group of farm boys, each full of
mischief and witness to the world's tiny miracles.
Trivia Laurel Winter - Our price: $7.19
bushel basket full of facts about Minnesota life. The six chapters are
Geography, Entertainment, History, Arts
and Literature, Sports and Leisure, and Science and Nature.
Trivia (revised) Kristin
- Our price: $7.99.
Wisconsin Trivia is the ultimate quiz book on the great state of Wisconsin.
Newly updated and revised, Wisconsin Trivia will provide hours of entertainment
Authors writing of Norwegian families
All are in English.
Ole Edvart Rolvaag was
born in Rolvaag, Donnes, Norway in the Nordland area. He
immigrated to America and worked as a farm hand, earning money to attend
college. He became a teacher at St. Olaf's College, and a very famous
writer of stories of Norwegian's living in
America, coming to America, and their hardships and successes. I have collected
O.Rolvaag's books and love them. The following titles are a continuing
in the Earth Lincoln Colcord (Translator),
Ole E. Rolvaag - Our price: $9.75.
Powerful novel of a Norwegian family leaving there homeland to search for
a better life in America. ORDER ALL FOUR BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
Victorious - A Tale of the Pioneers - Twenty Years Later Ole
Edvart Rolvaag, Nora O. Solum (Translator) - Our price: $11.53.
We watch Peder move through his youth to adulthood. He deals with first
generation American transition issues: speaking a language that is not
his parents', practicing his faith differently than his parents, participating
as a family member other that his mother expects. The novel is also a continuation
of the story of his mother, Beret. Click Title to order.
Father's God Ole Edvart Rolvaag, Trygve M.
Ager - Our price: $11.53.
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Gold Ole Edvart Rolvaag, Trygve M. Ager -
Our price: $11.95
author of Giants in the Earth and Peder Victorious has written another
powerful, simple story about simple people and their powerful emotions.
Pure Gold is a tale of avarice--convincing because it is neither altogether
horrible nor altogether pathetic, but a mixture of the two that is recognizably
human. Click Title to Order. Last of Series.
Boat of Longing
Ole E. Rolvaag - Our price: $11.16.
A tale woven of wisps of fog and shreds of sunshine: it is all Norse, yet
thoroughly American. Click Title to Order.
Hamsun (Nobel prize
for literature, 1920)
Knut was born in the Gudbransdal
Valley and was 93 at his death in 1952. He worked in North Norway and was
critical of modern writers whose social preoccupations prompted him to
write what he thought literature was intended to be. He was pro-Nazi, but
slowly recovered from this stigma. "In the Service of Words"- Knut Hamsun"
of the SoilOur
.Isak, a huge
man, carves out a solitary existence in the harsh countryside of Nordland.
Inger, his wife, does not share his passion for the land, but longs for
more, which leads her into some very bad situations. I loved this book.
It was just like living the experience with them and feeling all that they
felt and thought. He received a nobel prize for this fabulous book. CLICK
TITLE to Order.
- Our price: $10.50
stomach clenching novel about a starving writer in Oslo. In 1890 Knut Hamsun
wrote "Hunger", which is a searing excursion into the realm of the irrational.
In a moment-by-moment internal monologue, Hamsun reveals the profound anguish
of a struggling writer facing the possibility of death in a world indifferent
to his existence . Click Title!
- Our price: $10.50.
PAN recounts Thomas Glahn's retrospective narrative of his life and adventures
in the Norwegian woods. PAN provides an analysis of love and the recesses
of the psyche. This superb new translation restores the power and virtuosity
of Hamsun's original.
Our price: $10.95.
Full of humour, The triology exposes life in a poor norwegian fishing village
from the Old days, It is quiet a piece of Norwegian folklore, Its the work
by Hamsun that is most likely to give you a good laugh.
- Our price: $10.95.
of the greatest love stories of world literature". This is the beautiful,
powerful and simple story of young love, between Johannes, the miller`s
son, and Victoria, daughter of the lord of the manor. First published in
1898, this is one of the finest works among Knut Hamsun`s more than thirty
books, and the story has its roots from his own dreams and experiences
as a boy and young man.
Our price: $10.50. Nagel
arrives in a Norwegian town with plenty of money and goodwill, and though
kind of an eccentric, seems to start to fit in with the local crowd. But
it's almost as if Nagel only just landed on Earth, and while he wishes
to live correctly, has no idea how to do it. Published at the end of the
last century, Mysteries is an existentialist novel, very strange, often
very funny, often sad and largely asking the question, "Why live?"
Our price: $12.95.
This book is an enjoyable read A compelling story of the goings on of a
small and remote town in Nordland.
$9.95. Dreamers is
short and sweet - a great way to discover a Nobel prize winning author.
Roamers and Other Stories - Used available
at $50.00. Shadows and opportunities of late
night--as men leave taverns, and ultimately make their way to cafes .
``Dented hats, turned-up coat collars, badly pressed waistcoat points and
cuffs, and dirty fists are visible everywhere.
Moberg (Swedish Author)
A series about Scandinavian
Immigrants and the hardships and isolations they fought in the new land.
A very interesting first book in this series about the arrival of the ship
in early New York city in 1850 and the preparations made to reach their
other midwestern destinations.
Emigrants Vilhelm Moberg, Gustaf Lannestock
(Translator) - Our price: $12.57.
An excellent BUY! Purchase the entire Series! Click Titles to Order!!
Settlers Vilhelm Moberg - Our price:
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Last Letter Home Vilhelm Moberg, Gustaf
Lannestock (Translator) - Our price: $12.21.
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writer of epic trilogy set in Norway's medieval times.
Bridal Wreath- Our
Volume one of the trilogy; Kristin's girlhood. Click the Title!
Mistress of Husaby - Our price: $11.20.
Volume 2 of the trilogy: The story of Kristin's fifteen years of troubled
married life on the great estate of Husaby. Now that you ordered Volume
1, How About Volume 2? Click Title!
Cross - Our price: $10.50.
In the finale of this great and popular trilogy, Kristin rearranges her
life after the Black Death has devastated her world. Can't leave Volume
3 out. ORDER TODAY!
Axe (The Master of Hestviken) Vol. 1Our
Sigrid Undset favored this work over her more popular Kristin Lavransdatter.
There is an overall atmosphere of hopelessness and depression that makes
reading the book somewhat agonizing. Yet, the characters, plot and setting
are conveyed so realistically, that one feels as if one knows the characters.
There is no doubt in my mind that this is truly a literary masterwork.
Daughter Our price: $9.75.
Gunnar's Daughter is a tale of passion and revenge, a work of historical
fiction which will be appreciated by readers of Kristen Lavrensdatter and
of women's fiction in general. The introduction tells you everything you
need to know to appreciate the disturbing tale. Never read "Gunnar's Daughter?"
Here's your chance. Click title to order!
Bøjer A Famous Norwegian Author
Emigrants - Our price: $12.95.
A brilliant and exciting tale of Scandinavian struggle set in 1880. A MUST
OWN! Order Today!
Lie Famous Norwegian author
Tales from the Northern Seas - Norwegian
- Our price: $9.31.
Strange Finns, lusty women, mariner ghosts and sea demons haunt the coastal
lands of Norway, the setting for this popular collection from 1893. It
was originally written in Danish, as the official language of Norway in
the 19th century was Dano-Norwegian. Denmark had dominated Norway for four
centuries. Another great BUY! Order today! Click title.
Bjørnson Famous Norwegian author
NORWEGIAN ISLANDERS IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER Not on Amazon,
can order. Rita Johansen of Vaagen, Nordland,
Norway. Vesterheim Museum 1-800-979-3346 $25.00
Hardback Mr Emma Iulo, 965 Winslow Way E # 401, Bainbridge Island,
WA 98110 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Write author for autographed
copy but postage adds to cost email@example.com.
Inger James N.
Sites - There is a new book out, about an adventurous and talented Norwegian
woman, named INGER.
Its non fiction, and chronicles her life. http://www.jnsitesbooks.com/
of the RivermenRay
Fadich - Our price: $16.95.
A historical biography of fishing as a way of life on the Colunmbia River
in the 1930's and 40's to the present. I own this book also, and enjoyed
the personal stories.
of the EarthAagot
Raaen. Our price: $23.95 (hardcover)
$12.95 (softcover). Richly detailed bio
of Norwegian homesteaders in Eastern North Dakota. Click the Title to Order
Rocks and Hardplaces Ann Urness Gesme
- Our price: $11.95.
Traditions, customs in Norway during 1800's. This is a popular
book with us Americans! GREAT READING! Order Today.
Love of Norway Pål Espolin Johnson
- Limited Availability. It deals with the people of the village
of Mostad, a small place squeezed between the ocean and the mountains.
Holme Triology: Land of Wooden Gods Vol. 1Jan
Fridegard, Robert E. Bjork (Translator) - Our price: $19.50
is set in Viking times at the time Christianity is introduced. The antagonists
of the stories are Holmes, a slave and his wife, Ausi. Great!! Click
on title to Order!
of the Dawn Vol. 2 Jan Fridegard, Robert
E. Bjork (Translator) - Our price: $8.95.
Recommended BUY! Click on title to Order!
Smoke Vol. 3 Jan Fridegard, Robert E. Bjork
(Translator) - Our price: $9.95.
BUY! Click on title to Order!
the Cows Home Kerstin Brorson
Out of Print - Limited Availabilty. This book is about the
herdswomen of Sweden. Many of the
experiences are very similiar to the those of the budeie of Norway.
Frank Mosher - Our price: $10.50.
It is the story of his journey following America's northern border from
coast to coast. What he discovered was not a border in the conventional
sense, but a vast and sparsely settled territory largely ignored by the
rest of the US & Canada, a harsh and beautiful region populated by
some of the continent's most self-sufficient, independent - minded men
and women. His itinerary is bright & with humor, with anecdote and
history and lore, as well as great affection for his human subjects.
- Norse Roots in Homestead Soil Anna
Guttormsen Hought - Our price: $9.95.
The remarkable story of a young woman's journey from Oslo to the American
West in 1916. An inspiring story. At this price, a must order!
- Immigrant and Pioneer E. Palmer Rockswold
-Our price: $13.95.
Per is a poignant story of an immigrant and Dakota pioneer. The period
of history is from 1880 to 1920. Excellent reading. Order today!
popular American Norsk writer
Scandinavian Spirit Arland O. Fiske - Our
A companion to Norwegian Heritage and Adventure. ORDER TODAY!
of the Old Country Waldemar Ager -Our price:
"Sons of the Old Country" is a lively, fast-moving novel about Norwegian
immigrants who worked in the lumber mills of Wisconsin before and during
the Civil War. A MUST READ!!! Order NOW!!
A Norwegian American authors
True Accounts about her families struggles to survive on the North Dakota
planes. The set makes a wonderful
To Do But Stay - My Pioneer Mother Carrie Young -Our
price: $9.95. This
daughter's loving tribute to her pioneer mother tells of a real heroine
who traveled by herself to North Dakota in 1904, to stake a lonely claim
and start a farm on 160 empty acres before she married and began her family.
Cooks : Glorified Rice, Three-Day Buns, and Other Recipes and Reminiscences
Carrie Young, Felicia Young - Our price: $12.57.
Having grown up in a Norwegian American community imbued with the customs
and foods of the Old Country, Young recalls how her mother and neighbors
skillfully blended Scandinavian with what they called the American style
of cooking, as she celebrates the food of her childhood in 72 unique recipes.
Wedding Dress : Stories from the Dakota Plains Our
Carrie Young's widely acclaimed Nothing To Do But Stay was a powerful and
moving testament to her mother, who, at age twenty-five, set out for the
Western North Dakota prairies to homestead 160 acres alone. Now, with The
Wedding Dress, this extraordinary author goes back to the same time and
place to bring us seven unforgettable tales of fiction spanning the century
from its first decade through the dust bowl to the early 1980's, these
are stories that celebrate the profound dignity of ordinary lives as they
reflect the tremendous storytelling gifts of a master of her craft.
Snelling Popular Fiction Writer
to Follow (Return to Red River, 1)
Lauraine Snelling - Our price: $9.74.
Snelling's A Dream to Follow begins her Return to Red River series, a child
of her popular Red River of the North series about the Swedish settlement
of North Dakota and Minnesota in the 1870s. Her hero in this first installment
is young Thorliff Bjorklund, son of Ingeborg and Haaken Bjorklund,
who heads off to college at St. Olaf's to study journalism, but feels guilty
leaving the farm to his overworked parents and his younger brother. It's
an utterly predictable tale, though Thorliff is likable enough, and once
again, her strong suit, Snelling's knowledge of life on the farm, shines
Untamed Land - The Red River of North Dakota - Book 1
Lauraine Snelling - Our price: $8.99.
Yes, the Prologue begins in Norway in 1877. It is fiction but, I believe
that at least some of it is based on the author's own family history. The
author is a professional writer and she has done a good job of researching
the the big and little everyday stuff that the pioneers had to put up with.
Order all 4! Click the title.
New Day Rising -Book 2 Laurine Snelling-
Our price: $8.99
losing her husband in a winter storm, Ingeborg struggles to keep the farm
and her family together. When her husband's cousin, then brother, arrive,
things become very complicated around the simple prairie dwelling. Order
all 4! Click the title.
Land to Call Home -Book 3 Lauraine
Snelling - Our price: $9.59.
The land itself nearly destroys the brave pioneers, then the fire. Will
they still hold on to their dream?. Order all 4! Click the title.
- Four Inspirational Love Stories on the Northern Plains
Our price: $6.97.
The wide-open plains of the upper Midwest form the background for this
one-volume collection of Snelling's full-length books: "Dakota Dawn, Dakota
Dream, Dakota Dusk", and "Dakota Destiny". Well worth the price! Click
on title to Order!
Age of Fable - Stories of Gods and Heros Thomas
Bulfinch, Norma Lorre Goodrich -Our price: $13.95.
The subjects of Northern Mythology, stories of Valhalla, The Valkyrior,
Thor's Visit to Jotunheim, The Death of Baldur, The Elves, Runic Letters,
Skalds, and Iceland.
Scandinavian Arts and
Painted Furniture : A Step-By-Step Workbook
Jocasta Innes - Our price: $24.95.
Innes turns her considerable talents to demonstrating Scandinavian
painting. Each of the more than 20 projects is prefaced
by a short narrative about the origins of the particular piece. Step-by-step
Look : Country by Design Mary Seehafer
Sears - Our price: $34.50.
Norwegian Arts and Crafts
Art of Chip Carving Wayne Barton - Our price:
Chip carving normally begins with an already finished object such as a
wooden plate or a box, and incorporates carved-in geometric or free-form
designs to create an individual work of art and craft. Designs
shown in 128 pages of full-color pictures and explanatory text include
a basswood lamp base, elaborate box lids, plates, wooden trunks, wall plaques,
Tools, Materials & Equipment
Chris Pye -Our price: $19.95
book has a very thorough description of every carving tool imaginable
He also tells you how to modify existing tools--reshaping, grinding,
and bending. He included a very good explanation on how to anneal, harden,
and temper your own carving tools.
Beautiful Boxes Doug Stowe -
Our price: $14.95.
Instruction and illustration for making 15 Beautiful boxes. Can be
and Baking the Norwegian Way
Best of Scanfest : An Authentic
Treasury of Scandinavian Recipes and Proverbs
Cheryl Long (Editor) - Our
price: $14.95. Presents
authentic Scandinavian recipes from appetizers to desserts.
Line drawings and proverbs in both the native language and the English
translation add to its charm. Includes traditional Scandinavian Christmas
recipes and is fully indexed. The book has lay-flat
binding and plastic coating to render it impervious to the sticky fingers
of impatient cooks!
of Norway Reidar T. Christiansen (Editor),
Pat S. Iversen (Translator) - Our price: $18.00.
Vikings Else Roesdahl -Our price: $11.56.
Readable yet scholarly; great as a reference or for a leisurely reading.
Brett - Our price: $11.55.
Blond, blue-eyed Treva (The Trouble with Trolls, 1992) teaches a pair of
greedy little trolls how to celebrate Christmas:
following them in order to find the gifts and ornaments
they've snitched from her house, she helps them decorate their home, shows
them how to share, and offers them a gift.
and the Dala HorseRebecca
Hickox, Yvonne Gilbert (Illustrator) -Our price:
Tomten Astrid Lindgren -Our price:
"The gentle story with its eye-filling scenes is an apt choice for bedtime
read-alouds." Ages 4-8.
McSwigan -Our price: $4.99.
To Read About or Purchase, Click Title.
Norway Our price: $11.50.
Standard Travel Guide for Norway. DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT
Shock! Norway Our price: $13.95.
A book about customs, holiday's, clothing, etc. of the Norwegian people.
I LOVED IT!
in Norway Elisabeth Holte - Our price:
Photos and dialog of life in Norway.
Guide: Norway Jules Brown, Phil Lee (Contributor)
- Our price: $17.95.
Thirty-five maps and plans.
-Our price: $44.95.
Beautiful photographs. Lovely coffee table or gift idea!
Silver Strings: The Story of Ole Bull(Pub.
2003) is a short, fictionalized story of the famous l9th century violinist
who became known throughout the western world All ages--especially interesting
for musicians or music lovers. $8.95 + SH. To order email
List member and author Barbara
Music From Agder Norway/Audio CD
Our price: $17.98.
Scandinavian and American
DVDs and Video's *In English unless noted
Crown Princess Martha-The American Story
(Historic Documentary) Steinar Hybertsen, DVD.
2006 $20.00 + SH. To order email Steinar.
& Crazy: On the Road (2002) VHS
Our price: $29.95.
The Norwegian's Men's Choir visitng America after the September 11th tragedy.
and Crazy (2001) VHS Our price:
$29.95. Beautiful Documentary following Norwegian men's choir.
(1997) VHS Our price: $29.95.
Max Von Sidow is a fabulous Knut Hamsun in this film about the life of
the famous Norwegian writer.
(2001) VHS Our price: $9.98.
This Norwegian comedy (nominated for an Academy Award®) concerns two
men being released from a state home.
Heroes of Telemark (1965) VHS Our price: $19.95.
Rated: NR Starring: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Director:
Anthony Mann The movie follows the account of when how and
why the heavy water shipment was sunk into the fjord, at least for the
most part. The reality was even more grim, since few were saved off the
ferry sinking. But, for Hollywood, the story is pretty well told, and the
scenery is great.
(1987) VHS English subtitles. Mikkel Gaup
Our price: $19.98.
The Sami people living in the North part of Norway. Taking place in ancient
times, a frozen landscape, and mystical leanings. This is a gripping and
fascinating look at a very determined and clever people.
Ox (1991) VHS English subtitles
from: $19.98. The main
character (Skärsgard) is driven by hunger to kill and butcher
the land-owner's ox for his family, and must then deal with the consequences
of his wrong-doing. For insight into the Swedish immigration into
the U.S., this movie makes a wonderful chronological predecessor
to the film "The Emmigrants", starring Max von Sydow, which
became the basis for the story "Unto a New Land".
New Land (1973)
VHS English subtitles. Our price:
Tells the story of Scandinavian settlers in the upper midwest. The
New Land tells the story of people who came here for a better life,
and how they more or less found it.
Emigrants (1972) VHS
English subtitles. Our price: $29.99.
From Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide. Solid if rambling
tale of peasant farmer von Sydow, wife Ullmann, and fellow Swedes
who emigrate to America in the 19th century. Sequel, THE NEW
LAND, is even better.
of a Marriage (1990)VHS
English subtitles. Our price: $19.98.
The electic tale of an aging couple reminiscing of their 50 year marriage.
Man Without a Past (2002) DVD Our
price: $26.96. A man (Markku
Peltola) awakens after a brutal mugging with no memory; he wanders into
the outskirts of Helsinki with his face wrapped like an escapee from a
classic horror film. A destitute family helps nurse him back to health
and a Salvation Army worker named Irma (Kati Outinen) helps him get a job.
Though bureaucrats and policemen who can't seem to cope with this amnesiac's
lack of established identity, the amnesiac plants potatoes, manages a rock
& roll band, and romances Irma as he builds a new self. Kaurismaki
weaves his movies out of small details and careful, cautious steps forward--but
by the end, The Man Without a Past has become a rich, engrossing,
and very funny portrait of the possibilities of life.
(1968) VHS Our
price: $19.98. "Shame" extends
the dissolution to civilization as a whole. It stars Max von Sydow and
Liv Ullmann as concert violinists who wish only to live undisturbed while
a civil war rages around them.
Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990) VHS
Our price: $22.46.
Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat and businessman, undertook in 1944 to thwart
Hitler and Adolph Eichmann in their plan to kill the remaining Jews of
Budapest. He saved some 30,000 from death in the concentration camps.
Dancer (1994) VHS
Our price: $29.99.
Dancer goes into painstaking detail as it follows a cameo view of a ballerina
in the making.
Hip Hurrah! (1987) VHS
Our price: $29.95.
life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen
on the Danish coast during the 1890s.
Reason (2003) VHS Our price:
Enjoying life in their mid-thirties, Kira and her husband Mads have a large
house and two wonderful children. Their world is perfectly secure and comfortable
until Kira develops a psychiatric disorder, which eventually commits her
to a hospital.
(1999) VHS Our price: $19.95.
is a simple lovestory about a man who tries to save an old bath institution
from being closed. His evil brother wants to earn alot of money and therefore
tries to sell the building. One day a mysteri girl shows up and he falls
for her at once. But so does his brother and a competition starts between
them but he can not compete with the brother because he doesn't have alot
of money to impress her with. The story develops and soon the and the bathinstituit
are almost out of his range, but then things starts top happen.
Cuckoo (2003) VHS List Price: $54.99.
The last days of the hostilities between Finland and Russia. A Finnish
sniper, Veiko, who for some unknown reason is wearing an SS uniform, is
chained to a rock and left to die. Meanwhile, a Russian soldier, Kartuzov,
a military prisoner of his own army, is being taken to stand trial. They
both eventually escape theirand end up in the remote farm of a Sami woman,
whose husband has been killed. Once they reach the farm, they settle
in with Anni and an interesting triangle develops.
the Sun (Under Solen) (1999) Price: $26.96.
perfectly lovely excursion to the Swedish countryside, as love sprouts
in an unlikely place. It's 1956, and a 40-year-old bachelor farmer
places an ad for a housekeeper. The woman that shows up on his doorstep
is a knockout--which pleases the farmer. Its careful, respectful
approach to a gently-growing romance is like the patience of a farmer who
knows that a good crop takes time to nurture.
Stories (2003) DVD Our Price: $26.98.
This quiet little Scandinavian film tells a simple story of small-town
people doing little things, but if you are open to this type of story,
you will be happily entertained.
the Jewel of NorwayOur
price: $19.95. Rogaland is a
miniature of all that makes Norway the most beautiful country in the world.
See the deep fjords that cut through the steep mountains where the water
is so clear the boats appear to be floating on air. Enter the countryside
where the only sound is a brook bubbling through the moss covered banks
and the distant bells on the grazing sheep. Visit the thriving yet
cozy town of Stavanger with all its richly painted wooden buildings.
See the coast where rich farmland merges with the North Sea. All
is set to the backdrop of an ever changing sky, sometimes gentle and colorful
then troubled and moody. The music in this video, performed by Norway's
finest recording artists, Secret Garden, Annbjørg Lien, Dalakopa,
Tone Hulbækmo, Steinar Ofsdal, Sigmund Groven and American
composer Mike Lynch, echoes the rugged beauty and quiet strength
of this gem called Rogaland.
Where the Home Fires DiedThe
story of the people who inhabited the mountain farms in the heart of the
Norwegian Fjord Country. Available thru ShyBert777@aol.com
and other outlets.
Video's Available from
Land of Enchantment VHS Vesterheim price:
A musical tour of the most beautiful country on earth, featuring
renowned soloist Solveig Larsen.
Savoring the Seasons VHS Vesterheim
price: $24.95. Experience family customs and
celebrations, national festivals and athletic events, 55 min.
Best of Norway VHS Vesterheim price:$29.95.
Captures the sights, sounds, places, and people of Norway,
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