Nordic fairy tales and folktales

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Come and get in the Christmas mood by talking about Nordic fairy tales and legends, which are full of mythical creatures and ruggedly beautiful nature. With the participation of translators Zdeněk Lyčka, David Šimeček and Jarka Vrbová and Argo publishing house editor Markéta Nová, we will present Faroese, Greenlandic, Norwegian and Saami titles from the Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends series. We will talk about the nature of Nordic folklore, its position in contemporary Nordic culture and the challenges associated with its translation into Czech.

Moderated by Michal Švec.

In Czech.

Admission free

The event is organised by the Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Municipal Library of Prague and the Argo publishing house. We would like to thank the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the City of Prague for the support of the literary project.

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