André Bjerke

André Bjerke

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in Norway
January 30, 1918

January 10, 1985



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Jarl André Bjerke was a Norwegian writer and poet. His debut was in 1940 with a collection of poems, Syngende Jord (Singing Earth). He has written a wide range of material: poems (both for children and adults), mystery novels (four of them under the pseudonym Bernhard Borge), essays, and articles. He was known as a master translator, and translated works by Shakespeare, Molière, Goethe, Racine, etc. into elegant Norwegian. A central theme in Bjerke's works, especially his poems, is the longing for childhood.

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De dødes tjern
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1942 — 5 editions
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Døde menn går i land
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1947 — 3 editions
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1963 — 2 editions
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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De Dødes Tjern; Skjult Møns...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1982
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Samlede dikt
4.68 of 5 stars 4.68 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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4.76 of 5 stars 4.76 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2000
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Døde menn går i land ; Skju...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2007
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For Moro Skyld Barnerim
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1973
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Mere Moro Barnerim
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“Tro ikke mørket når lyset går ned i skumringens fang. Alltid er det på jorden et sted soloppgang.”
André Bjerke


Веянье ветра
с камнем дружило.
Над зримым незримое
часто кружило.

Шептались они,
рады встрече веселой -
легкое - сверху,
снизу - тяжелый.

Шептались о дружбе,
хранимой веками.
- Зачем ты невидимо? -
сетовал камень. -

Твой ласковый шепот
как пенье сирены...
- Но я тебя вижу,
мой друг неизменный!

Жаль, камню не слиться
с воздушным касаньем,
взмыть камню нельзя,
ветер камнем не станет.

- Но можешь мне дар
принести дорогой:
ты мне обещай
не летать стороной.

- И ты поклянись, -
летний ветер пропел, -
лежать здесь,
когда бы я ни прилетел!

Хоть парой не стали,
отрадней на свете,
когда ладит с камнем
порывистый ветер...”
André Bjerke, Из современной норвежской поэзии

“This authority stood steady as the cathedral itself. The building was raised once and for all, and for those who dare doubt it, something else was raised: The witch fires.”
André Bjerke

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