Farewells with Judith (Innbundet)

Author:

Hilde Lindset

Norwegian title: Avskjeder med Judith
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2017
Pages: 192
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202546458
Kategori: Romaner
Overview Avskjeder med Judith
In Hilde Lindset's new cycle of short stories, we follow author Judith through different phases of her life. She is described through relationships, both near and far. Often the more fringe meetings can say something just as substantial about her – or even reveal something more than those closest to her can see.

Judith is seen quite differently in different environments, which may be because we meet her in different phases of her life – from when she is young to when she is old – or that she, like all people, has different roles – as mother, lover, or hotel guest – but most of all due to the fact that Judith is a very complex person.

For her daughter, she is absent; for her friend, she is seemingly rude and superior, but also somewhat pitiful; and for the German theater director, she is simply a plaything. But whatever situations we find her in, we get an insight into something deeply human.

Hilde Lindset has a remarkable ability to communicate who we are to each other, and to showcase the forces that drive us to act the way we do.

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Reviews from Avskjeder med Judith
"Hilde Lindset er på veg mot eit vesentleg forfattarskap. (…) skriv noveller betre enn dei fleste."Oddmund Hagen, Dag og Tid

TEKSTSTAFETT SOM FASCINERER

"Det som ved første øyekast kan fortone seg som løsrevne jeg-fortellinger, står til slutt fram som en original novelleroman med en kvinnefigur som ledemotiv og mange tematiske ekko underveis. (...) dette er en elegant strukturert stafettroman det er lett å la seg imponere av."
 
Steinar Sivertsen, Stavanger Aftenblad
"Solid skrivekunst i intimt format. (…) Hilde Lindset har allerede etablert seg som en fremragende novellist. Denne boka bekrefter hennes styrke som forfatter i dette formatet."
 
Emil Otto Syvertsen, Fædrelandsvennen

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Author Hilde Lindset

Hilde Lindset (1978–) has a degree in Nordic literature, media theatre studies. She has taught Norwegian literature and language at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Currently, she lives in Berlin. She made her literary debut with the collection of short stories I should have locked you inside (Jeg burde sperret deg inne) in 2012, a debut that got her enthusiastic reviews in several of the Norwegian newspapers. She has since published three more collections of short stories.

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