Alberta and Freedom
"Alberta and Freedom is the second novel in Cora Sandel's acclaimed semi-autobiographical Alberta trilogy. In it the young Alberta Selmer escapes from her family and the suffocating provinciality of her small, cold town in Norway and arrives in bohemian, artistic Paris to launch her literary career. But the city is not all that the sensitive young woman has imagined. Although she begins to get some of her writing published in journals, her self-esteem is low and her lack of worldly experience makes her prey to the casual approaches of predatory men. With her new-found freedom comes a struggle to survive and to realize her artistic talent." "Cora Sandel is considered one of the foremost Scandinavian writers of the twentieth century, and the Alberta trilogy is her masterpiece."--BOOK JACKET.
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