Classic Author Focus: Frans G. Bengtsson

Frans G. Bengtsson I wanted to write about Frans G. Bengtsson, because I so much enjoyed reading his book The Long Ships, an unexpectedly exuberant and funny novel about a Viking. However, this will be a short post, because there's not much information available online about him. Bengtsson was a Swedish novelist, essayist, poet, translator, … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Frans G. Bengtsson

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Classic Author Focus: Emilio Salgari

Emilio SalgariIf you believe his own accounts of himself, Emilio Salgari was a great adventurer, who sailed the Seven Seas, traveled all over the North American continent, explored the Sudan, and romanced an Indian princess. In truth, Salgari was a fabulist, who flunked out of a nautical technical institution and never traveled any further from … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Emilio Salgari