We are looking for short stories from Scandinavian/Nordic countries. Any online leads to great stories?
Quite an enchanting interview of Isak Dinesen in The Paris Review. The interviewer described her appearance at the first meeting:
The Baroness is like a personage from one of her own tales. Slim, straight, chic, she is dressed in black, with long black gloves and a black Parisian hat that comes forward to shadow her remarkable eyes that are lighter in color at the top than at the bottom. Her face is slender and distinguished; around her mouth and eyes play the faint ghosts of smiles, changing constantly. Her voice is pleasing, being soft but with enough force and timbre for one to hear at once that this is a lady with opinions of both grave profundity and of most enchanting frivolity.
One of our favourite films, Babette’s Feast (1987), was based on Isak Dinesen’s short story, which was first published in the Ladies Home Journal and later in the collection Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard (1958). An illustrated edition by Yolla Bolly Press is reviewed by Books and Vines.
If you are inspired to cook, check out the New York Times article with recipes included.