Dear Ditch (Innbundet)


Gro Dahle

Norwegian title: Elskede grøftekant
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 184
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202762759
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Elskede grøftekant

Dear Ditch is a collection of poetry about the municipality. With a distinctive warmth and humanism Gro Dahle writes about humans, animals, and landscapes, while displaying failure and deficiencies, failed politics, both well-meaning and calculated. And hope!

Somewhere a line must be drawn, says the municipality. Because somewhere the municipality must begin. The term “municipality” used to be a fairly dry word, but when so many municipalities in Norway were combined in 2020 it became loaded with emotions, engagement, new content. In this collection of poetry, we meet the local GP, the principal, the janitor, the hairdresser, the badger, the maple tree, the mayor, the buildings in the area, the roads and the pipes – and the dead.

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Reviews Elskede grøftekant

Det er her jeg hører til 26.10.2022

«... den har et allmennmenneskelig perspektiv som overskrider det lokale og treffer oss alle.»

«... det er lenge siden jeg har lest en diktsamling som griper meg som denne.»

Finn Stenstad, Tønsberg Blad

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Author Gro Dahle

Gro Dahle (b. 1962) writes for both children and adults. As a children's author she is known for her poetic books on themes that are often given little attention. Her poetry collections Riddles of Rain and A Hundred Thousand Hours have solid places in the canon of modern Norwegian poetry. She has also published novels and short stories.

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