Explore a selection of Danish literature in English translation with the National Danish Book Club! The virtual group discussions will take place via Zoom.
Join us on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 5:00 pm (PT) to discuss We The Drowned by Carsten Jensen.
About the book: Hailed in Europe as an instant classic, We, the Drowned is the story of the port town of Marstal, Denmark, whose inhabitants sailed the world from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War. The novel tells of ships wrecked and blown up in wars, of places of terror and violence that continue to lure each generation; there are cannibals here, shrunken heads, prophetic dreams, and miraculous survivals. The result is a brilliant seafaring novel, a gripping saga encompassing industrial growth, the years of expansion and exploration, the crucible of the first half of the twentieth century, and most of all, the sea.
The National Danish Book Club and Literary Event Series is brought to you by Scan Design Foundation, Museum of Danish America, Northwest Danish Association, National Foundation for Danish America, National Nordic Museum, American-Scandinavian Foundation, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Department.
Book Club Discussions will be moderated by Faculty Associate Nete Schmidt from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Registration is required. After you register using this form, a link to the Zoom meeting and a password will be sent to the email you provide.