På randen av Vigeland (Innbundet)

Author:

Roy Jacobsen

Norwegian title: På randen av Vigeland
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2019
Pages: 72
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202621544
Overview På randen av Vigeland

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.'
KLASSEKAMPEN

'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.'
AFTENPOSTEN

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Reviews from På randen av Vigeland
"«På randen av Vigeland» er Roy Jacobsen i særklasse, i utsøkt språk og komposisjon. Denne lille, vakre boken må bli tidenes gave, og en kilde for litteraturgranskerne – her er mang en nøkkel til Roy Jacobsens forfatterskap."
 
Guri Hjeltnes, VG

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Author Roy Jacobsen
Roy Jacobsen (1954–) has since his literary début in 1982 with the short story collection Prison-life evolved into an original, strong and analytical writer with a special interest in the underlying psychology at play in human relationships and actions.

He is a wonderful storyteller with an obvious political engagement. He has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize: for The Victors (Seierherrene) in 1991, and Frost in 2003. He was also short-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2009 for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles (Hoggerne), and shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017 for The Unseen (De usynlige), as the first Norwegian writer ever.

His books are translated into over 30 languages.

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