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e-Book Americans in Denmark: Comparisons of the Two Cultures by Writers, Artists, and Teachers download

e-Book Americans in Denmark: Comparisons of the Two Cultures by Writers, Artists, and Teachers download

by F. Richard Thomas,Peter Vinten-Johansen

ISBN: 080931536X
ISBN13: 978-0809315369
Language: English
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1990)
Pages: 176
Category: Europe
Subategory: History

ePub size: 1926 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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A rare look at American immigrants to Denmark that reveals how, for some, the cultural differences between the United States and Denmark can generate creativity.

Thomas constructed an 11-point questionnaire designed to find out why American writers, artists, and teachers have chosen to live in Denmark. Of pivotal interest is whether these emigrants from America are happier and doing better, more creative work in Denmark than they were doing at home.

The immigrants who tell their stories here are the intellectually curious who have swapped one culture for another, who have dared enter a social and cultural limbo in which they can never be Danes, nor ever truly American again. As Niels Ingwersen, Managing Editor of Scandinavian Studies, notes, "The book is about a small group of people, but their reactions, thoughts, and emotions—not least their experience of existential ambiguity—is one that most expatriates know well."

These essays, Ingwersen explains, "bring out, often eloquently, often poignantly, why the authors left America and why they probably will not return to their native country even though they are quite critical of Denmark and admit that there is much in America that they will miss." In general, these people are not America bashers; some even object to the term expatriate as connoting a lack of patriotism.

e-Book China And Denmark: Relations Since 1674 download

China And Denmark: Relations Since 1674 epub fb2

by Kjeld Erik Brdsgaard,Mads Kirkeback
ISBN: 8787062712
ISBN13: 978-8787062718
language: English
Subcategory: Europe
ISBN: 0905072642
ISBN13: 978-0905072647
ISBN: 0716608863
ISBN13: 978-0716608868
language: English
Subcategory: Encyclopedias and Subject Guides
e-Book History of Denmark download

History of Denmark epub fb2

by Palle Lauring
ISBN: 0880296089
ISBN13: 978-0880296083
language: English
Subcategory: Americas
ISBN: 1438712138
ISBN13: 978-1438712130
language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
ISBN: 8774290363
ISBN13: 978-8774290360
language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
e-Book Hamlet Prince of Denmark download

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by William Shakespeare
ISBN: 0747549133
ISBN13: 978-0747549130
language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
ISBN: 8787491060
ISBN13: 978-8787491068
language: Danish
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
ISBN: 1558689656
ISBN13: 978-1558689657
language: English
Subcategory: Europe