Oslo

Fiction

Beatles, Lars Saabye Christensen, 1984.
This lighthearted novel details the lives, loves and shenanigans of four young, Beatles-obsessed Norwegians living in Oslo in the 1960s and 70s.

A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen, 1879.
The Norwegian’s playwright’s most famous work notoriously criticized Victorian society and gender roles in the 19th century.

Nonfiction

My Struggle, Karl Ove Knausgård, 2009.
This beautifully written, six-part autobiographical series traces the life of the author, from childhood to parenthood, as he deals with daily occurences and larger issues of life, death and what it all means.

Kon-Tiki, Thor Heyerdahl, 1948.
Heyerdahl’s account of his 1947 voyage from Peru to Polynesia on a balsa-wood raft paints a picture of the adventurous spirit of many Norwegians.

Films

Max Manus, Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, 2008.
This real-life story traces the heroic life of the titular character, who fought with the Norwegian resistance during World War II.

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