Dag Solstad





Dag Solstad

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born
in Sandefjord, Norway
July 16, 1941

gender
male


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Dag Solstad is one of the most recognized Norwegian writers of our time. He deputed in 1956 with the short story collection "Spiraler" (spirals). His first novel, "Irr! Grønt!" was published four years later. His books have been translated into 30 languages.

He has won a number of award, which include trice the Norwegian critics award and trice considered for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in Great Britain.


Average rating: 3.60 · 1,130 ratings · 73 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
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Professor Andersens Natt
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Novel 11, Book 18
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Roman, 1987.
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17. roman
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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16 07 41: Roman
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“He couldn't imagine using the word 'rewarding' about a work of art - for instance that such and such a book has given me so much, taught me so much, etc etc. - but thought solely that it enlightened him, made him see, cynically and withough false expectations, so that he felt he was alive.”
Dag Solstad, Professor Andersen's Night

“And so, when the chips are down, I must say, though not without a sense of repugnance, that if you wish to show your belief in democracy, you also have to do so when you are in the minority, convinced both intellectually and, not least, in your innermost self, that the majority, in the name of democracy, is crushing everything you stand for and that means something to you, indeed, all that gives you the strength to endure, well, that gives a kind of meaning to your life, something that transcends your own fortuitous lot, one might say. When the heralds of democracy roar, triumphantly bawling out their vulgar victories day after day so that it really makes you suffer, as in my own case, you still have to accept it; I will not let anything else be said about me, he thought.”
Dag Solstad, Shyness and Dignity

“Our relationship to the past is marked by deep indifference, even if we do say something to the contrary, even if we mean what we say when we say it is a matter of the greatest significance. Because it is a matter of the greatest significance, yet nevertheless we feel bound to it by a sense of duty.”
Dag Solstad, Professor Andersen's Night

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