What do you think about if we say “Sweden”?
Few days ago we presented the last issue of The Passenger Sweden, the book-magazine published by Iperborea Casa Editrice, that collects long reads, investigative journalism, literary reportage and narrative essays.
Here’s a short summary of the many stories you will find in this book:
The Italian-Swedish director Erik Gandini is the author of the controversial documentary “The Swedish theory of love”. In this interview for The Passenger, he explains more about his social critique on the ideology of individual independence of Swedish society.
The Swedish writer Fredrik Sjöberg tells us about the island of Runmarö, a natural paradise in Stockholm’s archipelago, where he lives and studies insects reflecting on the changes in fauna, flora and landscape.
The commitment of the young activist Greta Thunberg is part of a long Swedish tradition according to which the opinions of children should be taken as seriously as those of adults, especially when they want to tell the world how to behave.
“Baby one more time” by Britney Spears, “Roar” by Katy Perry, “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift, “I don’t care” by Ed Sheeran, “Blinding lights” by The Weekend. What these songs have in common? They were all born in Sweden.
The book was published also thanks to a grant from the Lerici Foundation.