Caught in the Enchanter's Net: Amalie and Erik Skram's Letters | Buy Now
Amalie Skram and Erik Skram
Edited by Janet Garton
Translated by Janet Garton
ISBN-10: 1870041526 ISBN-13: 9781870041522
461 pages RRP £19.95 paperback 2003 Series A No. 21
This selection of letters exchanged between two Scandinavian authors, the Norwegian Amalie Skram and the Danish Erik Skram, during the last two decades of the 19th century, presents a lively picture of cultural and political ferment during a decisive time in the development of the two states. Both had access to the leading figures of the time, from radical writers and critics to politicians. The letters provide a wealth of information about contemporary issues, from parliamentary procedure to the price of hatpins, and frank gossip about the private lives of famous people. They also tell a love story, of a passionate attachment between two very different but equally headstrong people, from the first jolt of attraction through resistance, seduction, marriage, literary partnership and childbirth, to the final despairing separation.
The volume includes an introductory essay about the life and times of the authors and their circle, extensive notes and full biographical and bibliographical information.