Before They Disappear (Innbundet)

An Attempt to Understand What Children Are

Author:

Birger Emanuelsen

Norwegian title: Før de forsvinner
Norwegian subtitle: Et forsøk på å forstå hva barn er
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2024
Pages: 286
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202822231
Kategori: Narrative Non-fiction
Overview Før de forsvinner

Are our children small wonders and mysteries or just stepping stones to adulthood? How have we perceived and treated children throughout history? And how can we get closer to our own children before they grow up?

Birger Emanuelsen investigates and explores our perceptions of children. Through a wealth of sources, he writes about the value and importance of children, how we decide how to treat them, and what it really means to be a parent.

Before they dieappear is a well-informed documentary novel about the responsibility parents have to prepare their children for the world, and how they can approach doing this. But it is also an up close and personal tale about one of the most fundamental questions of life: What is a child?

Child-rearing for connoisseurs
«This is for those of you who can't stand another banal self-help book.»
VÅRT LAND

Moving book
«Birger Emanuelsen has written a poetic and scholarly book about childhood.»
MORGENBLADET

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Reviews Før de forsvinner

Så mye hadde jeg 17.02.2024

«En berikende og tankevekkende bok»

Silje Bekeng-Flemmen, Klassekampen

«En sterk leseopplevelse»

Valerie Kubens, Sørlandsbok

Barneoppdragelse for feinschmeckere 08.02.2024

«Dette er for deg som ikke orker flere banale selvhjelpsbøker.»

Ivar Dale, Vårt Land

Bevegende bok 09.02.2024

«Birger Emanuelsen har skrevet en poetisk og lærd bok om barndommen.»

Willy Pedersen, Morgenbladet

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Author Birger Emanuelsen

Birger Emanuelsen (b. 1982) made his author debut in 2012, and has received several awards for his novels. He's from Southern Norway, where he lives with his wife and three kids. Before they disappear is his first non-fiction book.

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