More Han Ola Og Han Per: A Norwegian American Comic Strip (A Bur Oak book) by Peter J. Rosendahl

More Han Ola Og Han Per: A Norwegian American Comic Strip (A Bur Oak book) Author: Peter J. Rosendahl
eBook Title: More Han Ola Og Han Per: A Norwegian American Comic Strip (A Bur Oak book)
ISBN10: 0877451923
ISBN13: 978-0877451921
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr; Bilingual edition (June 1, 1988)
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
Size ePub vers.: 1349 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1755 kb
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Rear cover notes: "Han Ola og han Per - a Norwegian American comic strip in the slapstick tradition of Mutt and Jeff - was published in the Norwegian-language Decorah-Posten from 1918 to 1935. As they acted out their readers' hopes and trials, Ola and Per assumed the status of folk heroes among the Norwegian American farmers who settled in the Midwest. Endowed with distinct personalities and plagued with problems common to most immigrant farmers, Ola, Per, and their families helped ease the burden of these new people in a new land. The 331 cartoon strips included here provide a complete inventory of midwestern farm life in the early twentieth century. Ola and Per cope with prairie fires, floods, farm machinery that doesn't work, inventions that backfire, and much more. More far-fetched adventures find Rosendahl's characters in the North Pole and Africa, even on a desert island complete with coffee plants and a pancake tree ('Artocarpus flapjackus')! In 1984, 223 of Rosendahl's strips appeared in the first edition of Han Ola og han Per. The present volume includes most of his remaining strips and represents his more mature work. New introductions by Professors Haugen and Buckley include a full account of Rosendahl's life and discuss the importance of the strips as both humor and social history. This valuable, entertaining document of rural life will be treasured by readers of Norwegian ancestry and by cartoon fans everywhere. Peter Rosendahl was born in Spring Grove, Minnesota, in 1878. A farmer by occupation, he wrote poetry and song texts as well as nearly six hundred comic strips of Han Ola og han Per."

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