Few Norwegian authors of the 20th century left more of a mark on their society than Bjørg Vik. In eleven short story collections, five novels and numerous plays, she explored women’s lives and the background to their experience like no other writer.
In a warm portrayal of his mother, Lars Vik offers us an honest and intimate portrait of the author, public figure, and private person that was Bjørg Vik, based on her journals, letters and countless conversations with those around her. The book offers a wealth of new information about one of Norway’s most important cultural figures.
Between her life and her writing, the book portrays a person of uncommon calibre, who had huge ambition and made an enormous impact. But it also shows the price of success.
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