Ylva Østby

Norwegian title: Passasjerhistorier
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2019
Pages: 144
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202636746
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Passasjerhistorier
A mother and son go on a reconciliation cruise in the Mediterranean. A woman has a breakdown at Heathrow. And someone else witnesses an accident on the bus driving through Oslo. The characters in Ylva Østby's playful debut novel wrestle with the same questions no matter where they are in the world: Who are we in relation to other people, and in relation to our own memories? What is true and what is real?

An initial praise to the author: These texts are fiction. She has exquisite use of literary means, linguistic imagery, asssociation and motives. In her best stories she shows us that "less is more". I predict a great future in fiction for Ylva Østby.

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Reviews from Passasjerhistorier
«Som en innledende ros til forfatteren kommer en bekreftelse på at disse tekstene framstår som skjønnlitteratur: Her er en utsøkt bruk av litterære virkemidler, språkbilder, assosiasjoner, ledemotiv. I de beste tekstene viser hun at 'less is more' (...) Ylva Østby spås en skjønnlitterær framtid.»Janneken Øverland, Bokmagasinet, Klassekampen

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Author Ylva Østby
Yiva Østby (1979–) has a doctorate in neuropsychology from The University in Oslo and is one of Norway's leading experts on how memory functions.

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