Wilted Poems (Innbundet)


Stig Aasvik

Norwegian title: Visne dikt
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2024
Pages: 544
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202778934
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Visne dikt

Stig Aasvik’s Wilted Poems is a continuation of the autofictional series begun with The Lofoten Wall in 2017. The Lofoten Wall refers to a steep mountain range, rising from the Vestfjord, which, when viewed from a distance, looks like a single wall. Each novel in the series is its own metaphorical mountain, but together they can be understood as something like a wall of books. The literary geography is real, but still takes on a dreamlike and mythic quality, becoming a metaphor for the protagonist’s Lofoten-born father. Each book, or mountain, is about parents and upbringing, warmth and irreconcilable memories, about everyday life as an author, class mobility, dreams of becoming an artist, about life as a partner, as a father, as a son, about joy and dissatisfaction, light and dark, reading and writing, money and anxiety.

We are in the protagonist’s head, in his consciousness, the stream is opened, then closed, fragmented and frayed, thoughts, dreams, desires, all of it, woven into an urgent flow of words and sentences.

We slip elegantly between different versions of the novelist. Stretches and moods change and time flows in streams, just like the narrative, branching off, at once incidental and careful.

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Author Stig Aasvik

Stig Aasvik (1970-) lives in Oslo. His debut was The Electrical Elephant (Den elektriske elefanten) from 2002. Internal Affairs (Indre anliggender) from 2012, his third novel, was awarded The Booksellers Scholarship for Authors. It received great reviews and was nominated for Book of the Year in the publication Natt & Dag.

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