Present (Innbundet)


Gro Dahle

Norwegian title: Gave
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2020
Pages: 112
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202670528
Overview Gave

Gro Dahle writes about Christmas in a way that makes it warm, to make it glitter. Christmas is the time for miracles and seven sorts of cookies and snow and break downs and walking the dog and presents and old quarrels and birth and tears. For the time around Christmas is so tight. Of expectations, joy and disappointments.

Here are families gathering around a large table with many traditions. Here is Mary giving birth and not quite understanding how she could get pregnant. As always in Gro Dahles writing we find the ceremonial as well as the everyday-like, the beautiful and the painful, side by side.

Merry Christmas to glittery woods
full of snow
starry forest,
glazed in frost.

December woods heavy with fog
where the moose celebrates Christmas,
standing quitely between the trees,
nightwet forest
striped with rain.

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Reviews Gave

Dette er en gave! 03.12.2020

«Et stort knippe gode juleønsker fra en lekende, morsom, men også dypsindig dikterstemme»

«Skulle du også ønske deg en vakkert utformet bok med et forbløffende innhold, er dette julegaven.»

«Gro Dahles lyriske form bæres av den språklige dobbelheten som kobler et konkret ytre bilde med en dypere, bakenforliggende antydet mening.»

«Så julevakker er denne boka at den verken trenger innpakingspapir eller ekstra tilbehør.»

Finn Stenstad, Tønsbergs 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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