Roy Jacobsen's celebrated essay on his many childhood visits to the Vigeland Park, the world's largest sculpture park by a single artist, and his mother's mysterious dentist appointments, is now a book of its own, accompanied by photographs. This personal essay is a must-read for all Jacobsen fans.
'Not only does the text impart knowledge about Vigeland's artwork, but it also approaches something I understand to be the driving powers in Roy Jacobsen's authorship, rife with countless strong, complex female figures as it is. Making the invisible struggle visible isn't just a goal for his newest series fra Barrøy on the Helgeland coast (…) The essay is appalling, upsetting – and encouraging.'
'I wouldn't have believed that one of the year's best reading experiences would show up in an anthology about Oslo's art collection.'
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