Olav V. Lonely Majesty (Innbundet)

1946-1991. Bind 3

Series: Kong Olav 3


Tore Rem

Norwegian title: Olav V. Ensom majestet
Norwegian subtitle: 1946-1991. Bind 3
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 688
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series: Kong Olav
Serienummer: 3
ISBN/EAN: 9788202753108
Kategori: Narrative Non-fiction
Overview Olav V. Ensom majestet

The third volume in the great story of King Olav V first and foremost revolves around the king’s deed, a lonely work where the king is missing a queen by his side. It’s about the rituals of the court, about everyday routines, about a hectic travel schedule, about jubilee after jubilee, about a man who at first struggles to follow in his mythical father’s footsteps, but nonetheless ends up decidedly a success; a well-loved king of the people.

Olav V. Lonely Majesty is a story about continuity, about a Norway that is growing and evolving, but also about a royal life characterised by longing and loneliness. It’s about decisions having to be made alone, about challenges on a personal level, about disabilities. Through different diaries, a range of personal archives and a large and until know unseen collection of letters we are invited in to not least the small Norwegian royal family, their British relatives, friend circle and court like never seen before. Finally in this book the author closely explores the death of a king which triggered a national mourning like none ever seen before.

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Author Tore Rem

Tore Rem (1967–) is a writer, critic and literary scholar working at the University of Oslo. He has previously published books about Kielland, Ibsen and Dickens.

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