SELTA Member Publication

This publication appears on the profile of SELTA member Sarah Death.

MårbackaLagerlöf, Selma. Mårbacka.

Norvik Press, 2016. ISBN 9781909408296.

Named after the author's beloved childhood home and first published in 1922, this is the first part of a notionally autobiographical trilogy and an enchanting, in many ways unexpected text. It can be read as many things; memoir, autofiction, even part of Lagerlöf's myth-making about her own successful writing career. It is part folklore, part social and family history, part mischievous satire in the guise of an innocent child's-eye narrative, part declaration of a daughter's love for a fallible father.