On the Edge of 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

Liten bok – stor skatt

«På vakkert vis veves Roy Jacobsens familiehistorie sammen med Vigelandsparkens mange hjørner og veier, granittfigurer og sinnsstemninger.
[...] Få kan skrive som Roy Jacobsen – og her er han på sitt aller beste. Når det nå er hans eget liv han forteller fra, er det både klokt og vakkert gjort. Stedvis også brutalt – men likevel dempet, med små bokstaver.»
 
Vebjørn Rogne, Bok365

Arbeiderklassen i granitt

«Smertefullt og vakkert om oppvekst og Gustav Vigelands skulpturer. »
 
Valerie Kubens, Fædrelandsvennen
"«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 (b. 1954) is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary authors in Norway, and has since his sensational debut in 1982, with the short story collection Prison Life, which won him the prestigious Tarjei Vesaas' Debutant Prize, developed into an original and daring author with a special interest in the underlying psychological interplay in human relationships. He has been nominated three times for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and twice for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In 2017 he was shortlisted for both the Man Booker International Prize, as the first Norwegian author ever, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, for The Unseen.

In 2013 Jacobsen's authorship reached a new milestone with the publication of The Unseen, book one in his now completed Barrøy trilogy. It is set in the first half of the 20th century on an island on the North-Western coast of Norway, and is a monument over human courage and life-saving practical and social knowledge. White Shadow followed in 2015, and The Eyes of Rigel was published in 2017. The Barrøy trilogy became an immediate critically acclaimed sales success, it has been translated into 28 languages, and has sold nearly 500.000 copies in Norway alone. In total, Jacobsen has been translated into 36 languages.

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