Quote of the Day“The real kick in reading Larsson’s trilogy is his clever, repeated expression of a rarely spoken truth: In a world that underpays and undervalues their very existence, women aren’t out for revenge. They’re out for justice.” — Billy Frolick, The Huffington Post.
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Category Archives: Lisbeth Salander
Several new books and other cultural works call to mind the legacy of Stieg Larsson as an author and the unforgettable power of his character, Lisbeth Salander. A Darker Shade of Sweden, edited by our colleague John-Henri Holmberg (co-author of The Tattooed … Continue reading
According to reports in Spain’s leading newspaper, El País, there is a real-life hacker calling herself “Salander” after Stieg Larsson’s fictional Lisbeth Salander made famous by the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. The new Salander apparently operates from Melilla, … Continue reading
The February issue of Vogue features a profile of actress Rooney Mara, who played Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood/David Fincher version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie that debuted in December 2011. It’s a worthwhile character study of the Academy Award … Continue reading
The Rolling Stones, who for decades have managed to make themselves relevant to the trends of the day, have done it again with their recently released video of their hit, “Doom and Gloom.” And it is so 2012: Zombies, environmental … Continue reading
In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the trailer for the DC Comics graphic novel adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. What do you think of this adaptation, and the fact that they’ve made a trailer for … Continue reading
Denise Mina, Graphic Novel Adapter of Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Shares Her Insights about Lisbeth Salander
The well-respected Scottish crime writer and playwright, Denise Mina, who recently adapted The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for DC’s graphic novel version, was recently interviewed by Casey Burchby for Publisher’s Weekly. The interview revealed some interesting insights into Lisbeth Salander and … Continue reading
Our headline here reflects, of course, the original title of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. The theme deservedly generated a lot more attention to the plague of violence against women, not just in Sweden but internationally (see Chapter 7 of The Tattooed Girl, for example). Now, three Swedish academics … Continue reading