The Evil Eye (Heftet)


Stig Sæterbakken

Norwegian title: Det onde øye
Binding: Heftet
Year: 2016
Pages: 248
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202515027
Overview Det onde øye

The Evil Eye (Det onde øye) was published in 2001, and was the first of Stig Sæterbakkens many collections of essays. In this collection the essays circle around what you could call the problem of evil. The author insists that art and literature should be an area where general rules about moral should be pushed into the background, and be a place where both the author and the reader can explore the outer boundaries of human experiences without the ties and obligations that tend to hold us back.

Sæterbakken shows great range in knowledge and interests. He writes engaged about works by Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Søren Kirkegaard, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Edgar Allan Poe and Emmanuel Bove, to name just a few. In this collection you will also find the essay about Peter Handkes controversial agitation for the Balkan cause of the Serbs.

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Reviews Det onde øye

Med sig själv som bästa exempel på sin poetik intar Stig Sæterbakken en unik plats i den nordiska samtida litteraturen. Få författare skriver utifrån en så konsekvent hållning, ännu färre lyckas tala för sig så väl som han.

Gabriella Håkansson, Vinduet

De av oss som tør å se vår egen ondskap speilet i litteraturen vil komme styrket ut av å lese med det onde øyet til Stig Sæterbakken.

Knut Hoem, NRK P2

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Author Stig Sæterbakken

Stig Sæterbakken (1966-2012) was one of Norway's most critically acclaimed authors. His books have been compared to works by artists such as Beckett, Bernhard and Polanski. Sæterbakken's novels often explore the inner life and morality of human beings. A darkness looms in his stories, and yet they are written in a brilliant language.

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