From Samuel Pedersen's Travel Journal (Innbundet)


Knut Ødegård

Norwegian title: Samuel Pedersens reisedagbok
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2023
Pages: 128
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Nynorsk
ISBN/EAN: 9788202786809
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Samuel Pedersens reisedagbok

Knut Ødegard is a maximalist poet, with a lush imagination and equally lush language. This is also true for this year’s long poem: From Samuel Pedersen’s Travel Journal.

Samuel Pedersen goes on a road trip with Inga in a home-made mobile home, bought on Gumtree for very little money. A purchase that isn’t necessarily a great deal. During the road trip Samuel writes a journal, where both events on the trip as well as his thoughts and imaginations take place. Inga is the same woman who comes along on their trip in 2019, but Samuel is just as interested in Olga, who died in a parachute accident in 2017. The journey takes them around North-Western Norway through rain and thunder, while the priest and the pope, relatives and roots, birds and mopeds show up in their own unique ways.

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Author Knut Ødegård

Knut Ødegård (b. 1945) made his début as a poet in 1967. Since then he has published 14 collections of poetry and several translations of foreign, especially Icelandic and Old Norse poetry. He has also written fiction for children and youth, essays, plays and two documentaries. Knut Ødegård is the most translated Norwegian poet of our time, covering 42 languages.

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