The selection in The Devils Birthday (Djevelens fødselsdag) show the width and originality of Ingvar Ambjørnsen´s short stories. Ambjørnsen´s short stories has by many critics been said to be some of his very best writing. This book was first published in 2006 and contain the collections Black Mother (Sorte mor, 1994), From Night to the Morning Darkness (Natt til mørk morgen, 1997) and Partially Present (Delvis til stede, 2003), as well as the title novel, The Devils Birthday. This new edition also contain a bonus track; The Red Dress.
In Ambjørnsen´s short stories the feeling of melancholy and loneliness in the authorship comes out more clearly. We also meet, maybe surprisingly, an excellent nature writer. We also find great knowledge of the human mind, with precise dialogues and portraits of the characters. In several of the texts the playful and burlesque Ambjørnsen also let himself loose.
This edition was published for Ingvar Ambjørnsens 60 year anniversary.
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