Memories of choking (Heftet)

dikt

Author:

Eivind Hofstad Evjemo

Norwegian title: Kvelningsminner
Norwegian subtitle: dikt
Author:
Binding: Heftet
Year: 2016
Pages: 120
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202504502
Kategori: Noveller, lyrikk og drama
Overview Kvelningsminner
In Memories of Choking (Kvelningsminner) we meet people who have to send their loved ones away to institutions, and we follow them in their search to recognise the core value of every human being. Eivind Hofstad Evjemo writes about the big questions of life, death, the tribulations of old age, and the plight of people with multiple handicaps and their relatives trying to make sense of the world.

No other author describes the great themes in the struggle of daily life as Eivind Hofstad Evjemo does.

"Very few writes this tenderly about sorrow and care that Eivind Hofstad Evjemo does."
DAGBLADET

"Memories of Chocking become even better upon re-reading, with many rewarding turns of insight and empathy."
STAVANGER AFTENBLAD "The Distance of things close"
DAG OG TID

"One of the best young writers of Norway writes outstanding poetry about the weak and painful parts of the welfare state. (...) This book makes a great impression, increasing by every re-read."
KLASSEKAMPEN

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Reviews from Kvelningsminner
«Få skriver så følsomt om sorg og omsorg som Eivind Hofstad Evjemo. [...] Samlingen bindes [...] sammen av jeget, av utforskningen av språk — ikke bare institusjonsspråk, men andre maktspråk som politikerspråk — og av Evjemos sterke stemnings- og billedskapende evne.»
 
Maya Troberg Djuve, Dagbladet

Nytt formverk, samme empati

«Kvelningsminner blir bare bedre ved fornyete lesninger, med mange givende øvelser i innsikt og empati.»Jan Askelund, Stavanger Aftenblad

Avstanden i det nære

«Evjemo avsluttar så avklart vakkert at det søkk i lesaren […]»Oddmund Hagen, Dag og tid
«En av Norges beste yngre forfattere skriver fremragende dikt om velferdsstatens smertepunkter. […] Boka gjør sterkt inntrykk, som øker for hver ny lesning.»Tom Egil Hverven, Klassekampen

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Author Eivind Hofstad Evjemo

Eivind Hofstad Evjemo (1983–) studied writing at Litterær Gestaltning in Gothenburg, Sweden. For his debut novel Wake me if I fall asleep (Vekk meg hvis jeg sovner) from 2009 he won the Tarjei Vesaas’ First Writers Award, the most prestigious Norwegian Debut Prize. For his second novel, The last You will see is a face of Love (Det siste du skal se er et ansikt av kjærlighet) from 2012 he recieved The Young Critics Prize, the UT-award and Writer of the year from Trøndelag County.
The novel Welcome to Us (Velkommen til oss) from 2014 received wonderful reviews.
Hofstad Evjemo is as well as a writer, also the editor of the yearly debut anthology SIGNALER.

In 2015 he was listed as one of the ten best norwegian authors under 35, by weekly newspaper Morgenbladet and Norsk Litteraturfestival.

Rights to his books have been sold to Denmark, France and Austria.

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