fredag den 15. juli 2016

Wanderlust: NORWAY PART I



På søndag tager jeg til Norge, og selvom jeg satser på at bruge det meste af tiden på at se på smukke fjorde og vandre i bjerge, har jeg alligevel hevet en række oplagte bøger ud af reolen. 

Da jeg kun er afsted en uge, tager jeg altså ikke hele stakken med, men nu viser jeg alligevel dem alle frem, hvis andre skulle stå i samme situation: på vej til Norge og tilfældigvis i mangel på litteraturinspiration.   

Henrik Ibsen er jo en klassiker i norsk litteratur. Jeg tror faktisk, det er svært at komme uden om ham. Hans dramaer og virke i det moderne gennembrud er nok det, han er mest kendt for, og de to stykker jeg har stående herhjemme er kun få ud af et helt ocean af værker.  

Knut Hamsun er et andet norsk navn, man ikke kan undgå at støde på. Sult og Mysterier er begge fantastiske (!) romaner, men det var Markens Grøde som han vandt nobelprisen i litteratur for. 

Hanne Ørstavik er en noget yngre forfatter end de ovenstående gutter. Hun skriver romaner i en minimalistisk stil og optegner nogle fantastiske karakterer. 

Karl Ove Knausgård behøver jeg vist ikke præsentere, da han bliver nævnt næsten dagligt her på bloggen. Jeg er nået til femte bind i Min Kamp, og jeg udnytter selvfølgelig muligheden for at læse den, mens vi er i afsted. 

Hvilke norske forfattere og værker kan I anbefale? 




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On Sunday I'm going to Norway for a week so I've been going through my tiny library finding all my Norwegian books and this is the result. Since I'm only away for a week and I plan to spend most of the time hiking and looking at the views I won't bring them all. But in case anybody else is in the same situation as I am or just interested in looking into Norwegian literature I thought I'd mention them all here.

Henrik Ibsen is the obvious choice. He's famous for his dramas which always, somehow, question an issue in society.

Knut Hamsun is another obvious choice. He wrote some magnificent novels and even won the nobel price for one of them. 

Hanne Ørstavik is a lot younger than the old fellas above. She writes minimalistic novels and creates the most amazing characters. 

Karl Ove Knausgård probably doesn't need an introduction since he appears in half the posts on my blog these days. But since I'm still reading my way through his My Struggle it was the obvious choice to bring the fifth volume with me and read it in Norway. 

Which Norwegian authors can you recommend? 

2 kommentarer:

  1. Hello Ida,
    I read the first book by Karl Ove Knausgards series "My Struggle". I'm thrilled and thank you for your recommendation. In this novel are so many situations described that I have similarly experienced. All about 100 pages I've been thinking about my own childhood and youth. This novel is like a mirror. Long forgotten and repressed issues suddenly resurfaced. A lot of philosophical thoughts and comments on art, literature and Music are included in this book. Therefore I already put it on my re-reading list.Yesterday I was in my bookstore and bought me the second volume. I'm already very curious.
    Kind regards
    Wolfgang

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    1. Hello Wolfgang!

      Now I'm back from Norway. Such a lovely country!
      I'm so so happy to hear you enjoyed My Struggle. It's pretty much a book bloggers dream to know that a recommendation was on spot.

      I think it has something to do with the way he writes. It's so simple in a way, that even though it's his own memories it sparks your own memory and brings back events from your own childhood. But it's probably also because most people have the same insecurities at certain points in our life.
      His comments on art, music and literature will be more extensive in the next volumes. I've been told the last volume has about 150 pages on Hitler's "Mein Kampf".

      Let me know when you have read the second volume, I'm very curious to know your thoughts on it!

      Best regards
      Ida

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