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Marianne Teie debuts with a poetic depth dive into part of Norway's history. Martinus Mathisen lives in Lillehammer a hundred years ago, and the poems in this collection depict his life. This is a life characterized by deprivation, grief and loss – but also by solidarity and closeness.
Much of what Martinus struggles with, is foreign to us. A hundred years ago, Norwegians had to face the death of children, tuberculosis, and a longing for America, the land where everything could be better.
Marianne Teie takes us into this foreign world, while at the same time, her poems also point out the similarities between all humans, regardless of time and space.
Du bestemmer deg for at dette er et minne er en vakker, gripende, ujålete bok, som vil skape en myte ut av familiehistorie og et monument over liv som ellers ville blitt glemt.Kjetil Røed, littkritikk.no