Pelargonia (Innbundet)


Frederik Svindland

Norwegian title: Pelargonia
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2016
Pages: 96
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202524692
Kategori: Romaner
Overview Pelargonia

Pelargonia is a novel about the process of growing up rather than a narrative plot. It is a collection of texts and descriptions of a childhood in Norway at the beginning of the 1990s, which now and then opens connections to both youth and young adulthood.

The novel is mainly driven by the language. The descriptions are attentive and affectionate – of mother and father and of clouds, flowers, the light, wheat flour, plums and clothes pegs.

Everyday objects and events are described with sensitivity, and although the book can appear enigmatic and inaccessible, it is also openhearted and communicative.

Frederik Svindland was nominated to the Tarjei Vesaas First Writers Award for this novel in 2016. In 2017 he was awarded the Saabye Christensen Grant.

I congratulate Svindland on writing the best debut of 2016.

It is a sorrowful novel, with hurtful and beautiful longing - to parents, to friendship, to nature, to understanding.

Svindland enriches the realm of books with literary sensibility, transforming the private nostagia into a general expression of how our childhood never stops working inside us.

The combination of intense sensibility and lyrical images makes Frederik Svindlands debut a refreshing and good read.

It´s enthralling!

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Reviews from Pelargonia
«(…) gratulerer Frederik Svindland som den beste debutanten i 2016!»Bernhard Ellefsen, Morgenbladet

Alt er så nær meg 10.03.2017

Kombinasjon av det intenst kjenslevare og lyriske bilete gjer Frederik Svindlands debutroman til ei forfriskande og god lesaroppleving.Merete Røsvik Granlund, Dag og Tid
"Svindland beriker bokheimen med en litterær sensibilitet som omformer den private nostalgien til et allmenngyldig uttrykk for hvordan barndommen aldri slutter å virke i oss."Arne Borge, Klassekampen
"Det er en sørgmodig roman, med vonde og vakre lengsler — til foreldre, til vennskap, til naturen, til forståelse"Sofus Greni, Litteraturtidsskriftet Lasso

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Author Frederik Svindland
Frederik Svindland (1985–) grew up in Porsgrunn. He has studied at the School of Creative Writing in Bø. He made his debut with the novel Pelargona in 2016, which he was nominated to the Tarjei Vesaas First Writers Award for. In 2017 he was awarded the Saabye Christensen Grant.

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