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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scandinavian Studies Guide: Literature

General Resources

Books at UIUC

Search for titles on Scandinavian literature using the Library Catalog.  Some suggested search terms:

  • Scandinavian literature
  • Scandinavian fiction -- History and criticism
  • Literary Criticism -- European -- Scandinavian

Some example texts:

On the Web

Swedish Literature


Online Resources

Danish Literature

Books at UIUC

Online Resources

Article Databases

Literary Criticism

To find literary criticism, you can search the Library Catalog or an article database (find links above) such as the MLA International Bibliography.  Some suggested search terms for the catalog are below (you can follow a similar format for other authors or topics):

  • Henrik Ibsen -- Criticism and interpretation
  • Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855 -- History and Criticism
  • Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 -- Criticism and interpretation

Some selected texts and web links are also provided below.

Henrik Ibsen

August Strindberg

Søren Kierkegaard

Icelandic Literature