Kintsugi (Innbundet)

et lappeteppe av en annen verden


Tor Åge Bringsværd

Norwegian title: Kintsugi
Norwegian subtitle: et lappeteppe av en annen verden
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2021
Pages: 304
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202702915
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Kintsugi

Something beautiful is broken, but you hope to repair it in such a way that it can become even more beautiful than before it shattered.

This is what happens in the novel Kintsugi too. Through a series of stories, we learn of a possible reconciliation between settlers and indigenous people. Love conquers all, as they say – religion, skin colour, race. But can we love creatures that belong to a totally different species? Can beings with tails be anything other than animals?


Language is what makes us human. But it also makes us capable of creating nonhumans. Bringsværd has a good grip on the paradoxes. Kintsugi is an ambitious and in terms of form complex novel, kicking hard at the moralistic apparatus.

Bringsværd has an idea that things are possible. But that does not take away his ability of seeing the realities we are facing on this planet of ours, with sharp vision. Imagination is the ability to take your thoughts far and wide, but also about deep empathy. If we have the will, we can imagine almost anything. Also when it comes to the mutilation we put upon lives other than our own.

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Reviews Kintsugi

«Språket vårt gjør oss til mennesker, men det gjør oss også i stand til å skape umennesker. Bringsværd har et godt grep om paradoksene. Kintsugi er en ambisiøs og formmessig kompleks roman, som sparker i gang det moralske apparatet.»

Bjørn Vatne, Klassekampen Bokmagasinet

«Bringsværd forestiller seg at det er mulig, noe som ikke fjerner ham fra å se realitetene vi står i, her på vår jord, med et våkent blikk. Fantasi handler om å tenke langt, men også om dyp innlevelse. Hvis vi bare vil, kan vi forestille oss en hel del, også når det kommer til skjendingen vi påfører annet liv enn vårt eget.»

Live Lundh, Morgenbaldet

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Author Tor Åge Bringsværd

Tor Åge Bringsværd (b. 1939) has a considerable body of work. He has received many prizes, including the Critics' Prize, the Riverton Prize, the Aschehoug Prize, the Dobloug Prize, the Riksmål Prize and the Ibsen Prize. His works have been translated into 23 languages and his theatrical pieces have been staged in twelve countries. Bringsværd writes for all ages.

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