Dag Solstad





Dag Solstad


Born
in Sandefjord, Norway
July 16, 1941


Dag Solstad is one of the most recognized Norwegian writers of our time. His debut was 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 different languages.

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

Average rating: 3.68 · 2,174 ratings · 147 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
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Gymnaslærer Pedersens beret...

3.85 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Professor Andersens natt

3.21 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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Novel 11, Book 18

3.70 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 1992 — 11 editions
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T. Singer

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Roman 1987

3.92 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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17. roman

3.62 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Armand V. - fotnoter til en...

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16-07-41

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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

“for a brief moment it is his fate, and nothing else, that is frozen into immobility on the stage. The moment of the minor figure. Both before and after this he remains the same, the man who reels off those smart lines, one of which has acquired an immortal status in Norwegian literature: ‘If you take the life-lie away from an average person, you take away his happiness as well.”
Dag Solstad, Shyness and Dignity

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