The book by three specialists from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague represents the first comprehensive elaboration of the history of all major modern Scandinavian literatures, ie literature written in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic and Finnish.
The authors put Nordic work in a broader social and literary-historical context and give a clear and synthetic picture of its most important developmental trends. At the same time they characterize the main works of all important Scandinavian writers, from modern classics to contemporary authors. The text is supplemented by a list of Nordic Nobel Prize winners and the Nordic Council Prize for Literature, a selective bibliography of translations of Scandinavian literatures into Czech. Second edition, supplemented and revised.