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History of Danish Dreams, the (1988) [Novel]
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Summary :

Hoeg gives us a very different account of the twentieth century, which in Denmark encompasses the transition from a medieval society to a modern welfare state with its accompanying cultural revolutions. The cast includes a count who builds a wall around his estate and stops all his clocks to prevent the passage of time; an old lady who presides over a powerful newspaper dynasty and predicts the future accurately in print without ever learning to read and write; and Adonis Jensen, who causes his vagabond parents great sorrow through his inability to steal.

Original title: Forestilling om det 20. århundrede
Original languages: Danish


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanNetherlands & Low Countries
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The History of Danish Dreams

The History of Danish Dreams (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Barbara Haveland
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The History of Danish Dreams (1995)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374171386
Pages: 356

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