Petter Dass in English
The Trumpet of Nordland (Norwegian: Nordlands Trompet) is one of the central works of Norwegian parson poet Petter Dass (1647-1707). In 1954, St. Olaf ’s College Press published this English translation of the poem by professor of Norwegian literature Theodore Jorgenson (1894-1971). Petter Dass’ descriptions of the people and nature of Northern Norway is accompanied by the illustrations of Norwegian painter Thorolf Holmboe (1866-1935).
After decades of being available only through libraries and second hand book shops, The Trumpet of Nordland was republished in November 2015 by the Petter Dass Museum and Helgeland Museum, with the permission of St. Olaf ’s College.