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Eklöf, Margareta 1930-

Overview
Works: 308 works in 427 publications in 3 languages and 764 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Dictionaries  Historical fiction  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Translator, Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: PS3551.U36, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margareta Eklöf
Wage formation and the economy by Gösta Edgren( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated encyclopaedia of traditional symbols by J. C Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa."--Pub. desc
Wild swans : three daughters of China by Jung Chang( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of three women--Jung Chang, her mother, and her grandmother--whose lives and fortunes mirror the tumultuous twentieth century in China
The plains of passage by Jean M Auel( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in Swedish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Ayla and Jondalar travel across Ice Age Europe they encounter savage enemies and brave friends in their search for a place they can call home
Property and prophets : the evolution of economic institutions and ideologies by E. K Hunt( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in Swedish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystikkens verden : Politikens okkulte leksikon by Poul Fersling( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red prince : the fall of a dynasty and the rise of modern Europe by Timothy Snyder( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Habsburgse aartshertog Wilhelm (1895-1948) die tevergeefs tracht om koning van een onafhankelijk Oekraïne te worden
Frida Kahlo : en konstnärs liv by Hayden Herrera( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Njutandets förvandlingar : sex essäer om kvinnan, kulturen och makten by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarki, stat och utopi by Robert Nozick( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vin : uppslagsboken över världens viner by Tom Stevenson( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of reading by Alberto Manguel( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book - that string of confused, alien ciphers - shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. Noted essayist Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the 6000-year-old conversation between words and that magician without whom the book would be a lifeless object: the reader. Manguel lingers over reading as seduction, as rebellion, as obsession, and goes on to trace the never-before-told story of the reader's progress from clay tablet to scroll, codex to CD-ROM
Aristokrater : [Caroline, Emily, Louisa & Sarah Lennox : 1740-1832] by S. K Tillyard( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolt of the elites : and the betrayal of democracy by Christopher Lasch( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this challenging work, Christopher Lasch makes his most accessible critique yet of what is wrong with the values and beliefs of America's professional and managerial elites. The distinguished historian argues that democracy today is threatened not by the masses, as Jose Ortega y Gasset (The Revolt of the Masses) had said, but by the elites. These elites - mobile and increasingly global in outlook - refuse to accept limits or ties to nation and place. Lasch contends that, as they isolate themselves in their networks and enclaves, they abandon the middle class, divide the nation, and betray the idea of a democracy for all America's citizens. The book is historical writing at its best, using the past to reveal the roots of our current dilemma. The author traces how meritocracy - selective elevation into the elite - gradually replaced the original American democratic ideal of competence and respect for every man. Among other cultural trends, he trenchantly criticizes the vogue for self-esteem over achievement as a false remedy for deeper social problems, and attacks the superior pseudoradicalism of the academic left. Brilliantly he reveals why it is no wonder that Americans are apathetic about their common culture and see no point in arguing politics or voting. In a powerful final section Lasch traces the spiritual crisis of democracy. The elites, having jettisoned the moral and ethical guidelines provided by religion, cling to the belief that through science they can master their fates and escape mortal limits. In pursuit of this illusion they have become infatuated with the global economy. Their revolt, the author warns, is diminishing what is worthwhile about American life. This volume, completed just before the author's death, continues in his tradition of vigorous and original thought and should stir soul-searching among readers concerned about the future of America and its democracy
Sickened : the memoir of a Munchausen by proxy childhood by Julie Gregory( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes growing up as the victim of Munchausen by proxy, a form of child abuse in which her mother invented or caused a series of illnesses and ailments, and her struggle to escape her mother's problems to rebuild her life. A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor's examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she is tall, skinny, and weak. It is four o'clock, and she hasn't been allowed to eat anything all day. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. She's about to suggest open-heart surgery on her child to "get to the bottom of this." She checks her teeth for lipstick and, as the doctor enters, shoots the girl a warning glance. This child will not ruin her plans. From early childhood, the author was continually X-rayed, medicated, and operated on, in the vain pursuit of an illness that was created in her mother's mind. Munchausen by proxy (MBP) is the world's most hidden and dangerous form of child abuse, in which the caretaker, almost always the mother, invents or induces symptoms in her child because she craves the attention of medical professionals. Many MBP children die, but the author not only survived, she escaped the powerful orbit of her mother's madness and rebuilt her identity as a vibrant, healthy young woman. This is a remarkable memoir that speaks in an original and distinctive Midwestern voice, rising to indelible scenes in prose of scathing beauty and fierce humor. Punctuated with her actual medical records, it re-creates the bizarre cocoon of her family's isolated double-wide trailer, their wild shopping sprees and gun-waving confrontations, the astonishing naivete of medical professionals and social workers. It also exposes the twisted bonds of terror and love that roped her family together, including the love that made a child willing to sacrifice herself to win her mother's happiness. The realization that the sickness lay in her mother, not in herself, would not come to her until adulthood. But when it did, it would strike like lightning. Through her painful metamorphosis, she discovered the courage to save her own life, and, ultimately, the life of the girl her mother had found to replace her. This memoir takes us to new places in the human heart and spirit. It is an unforgettable story, unforgettably told
Iskallt och stenhårt : mina tjugo år i Texas fängelser by Rickard Flinga( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the edge of the sky : a story of love, betrayal, suffering, and the strength of human courage by Anhua Gao( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts her life against a backdrop of China's political upheavals during the second half of the twentieth century, during which she lost her Communist army worker parents, was victimized by Maoist policies, and imprisoned
Gulag : de sovjetiska lägrens historia by Anne Applebaum( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina, Queen of Sweden : the restless life of a European eccentric by Veronica Buckley( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She was born on a bitterly cold December night in 1626 and mistakenly declared a boy. On her father's death six years later she inherited the Swedish throne. She was educated as a prince, yet could eat and swear like the roughest soldier. She was painted a lesbian, a prostitute, a hermaphrodite and an atheist. She was learned but restless, progressive yet self-deceiving. Her leadership was erratic, her character unpredictable. No sooner had she enjoyed the lavish celebrations of her official coronation at 23, than she abdicated, converted to Catholicism and left her cold homeland behind for an extravagant new life in Rome."
Emily gör sitt val by L. M Montgomery( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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