Vigdis Hjorth has been at the centre of Norwegian literary debate during the last year. She's stayed silent herself, for the most part. Now she speaks out, indirectly but pointedly, in four essays about Alf Prøysen and Rolf Jacobsen, Agnar Mykle, Bertolt Brecht and Alexander Kielland. Life and truth, guilt and responsibility are central themes. Throughout invigorating readings, she examines how writers appear and portray themselves.
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