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The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes (Xenophobe's Guides - Oval Books)

Berlin, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1902825446 / ISBN 13: 9781902825441
Published by Oval Books, 1999
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Title: The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes (...

Publisher: Oval Books

Publication Date: 1999

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st.

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Highlights the unique character and behavior of the nation. Frank, irreverent, funny--almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.

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'A common trait among Swedish people is a deeply felt svarmod, a dark melancholy born out of long winters, high taxes and a sense of being stuck far out on a geo-political and socio-economic limb. They brood a lot over the meaning of life in a self-absorbed sort of way without ever arriving at satisfactory answers. The stark images and unresolved plots in many of Ingmar Bergman's films are accurate snapshots of the Swedish psyche.'
Xenophobia is an irrational fear of foreigners, probably justified, always understandable.
Xenophobe's Guides - an irreverent look at the beliefs and foibles of nations, almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia. (4 1/4 x 7, 64 pages)

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