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Per Olov Enquist erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte, als ob es die Geschichte eines anderen wäre, in der dritten Person. "Ein anderes Leben" liest sich wie ein großer Roman des 20. Jahrhunderts: Im Zentrum steht ein junger Mann aus einem kleinen Dorf in Nordschweden, der die Grenzen der Provinz überwand und zu einem der bedeutensten europäischen Schriftstellern wurde. Diese Ka ...more
Paperback, 541 pages
Published 2011 by Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag (first published 2008)
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Tripfiction
Novel set in Sweden (a full and varied life)

This is a drama of Per Olov Enquist’s life – at least that is what I have taken it to be.

Written using the third person (he) instead of the first person, the narrative commences in 1935, when the author is born, humorously depicting life in a small village in Sweden, so insular that anyone moving in from a place more than 10km away was considered an immigrant. Skiing to school is the norm and the protagonist’s interests range from football to God and F
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David Hebblethwaite
An oblique novel about the author's life, which took me completely by surprise in terms of how powerful I found it. It includes one of the finest depictions of a childhood that I have read: growing up in a northern Swedish village, the young Per-Ola struggles to reconcile the competing forces around him, such as the piety of the local church and his own burgeoning desires. Later, we read about the adult Enquist's treatment for alcoholism; it can be intensely bleak stuff, but there is light on th ...more
Joseph Sverker
Det är omöjligt att inte bli gripen av Enquists livsberättelse. Det är ett mycket bra drag av honom att berätta den i tredje person av just den anledningen. På det sättet skapar han en viss distans mellan sig själv och sin berättelse, vilket känns som att han blir än mer ärlig och skapar ett kritiskt utrymme för att berätta om sitt liv. Men i detta tycker jag att hans liv kommer närmre läsaren eftersom han på ett sätt ger oss det som en gåva att ta emot, då "jaget" har blivit lämnat bakom.

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Joksie
May 28, 2012 Joksie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een ander leven, Per Olov Enquist.

Stockholm, kerstavond 2008. Zoals de Zweedse traditie dat vraagt, komt iets voor het avondeten de Kerstman langs. Uit zijn zak haalt hij het zwaarste geschenk dat hij kan vinden en spreekt aarzelend mijn naam uit. Drie minuten later heb ik het gehele leven van Per Olov Enquist in mijn handen. De man zelf nam ik drie maanden eerder nog in de hand, toen hij in Gent over zijn leven kwam vertellen. Of beter: over zijn Een ander leven (2009). Deze roman, de zeventien
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Olav Nilsen
Aug 13, 2014 Olav Nilsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book
Charlotta
"De trre grottornas berg" var helt klart mycket roligare och mer spännande, men så var det ju en barnbok också, inte en memoar...
Tora
Jul 03, 2016 Tora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Egentlig får denne 4,5 stjerne fra meg. Jeg leste masse Enquist i sommer, og denne bant på en måte alle bøkene sammen. Den er selvbiografisk litt på samme måte som Tomas Espedals romaner er, dvs at den forteller historier om et liv som om det var en roman. Vakkert, vondt, vanskelig, og veldig godt skrevet, som vanlig. Jeg vil lese mer.
Kåre
Jan 16, 2014 Kåre rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biografi
Den startede vist forrygende. Men så blev den lang. Måske er hans politiske overvejelser ikke spændende nok. Teater keder mig, og det gør flere selvbiografiske ting også. Sport blev også langt til sidst
Barbro Kinnunen
Aug 09, 2011 Barbro Kinnunen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bokklubben
Book club choice nr 20 for Dec 18, 2008.
Lillian Jakobsen
Aug 23, 2012 Lillian Jakobsen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Læste den på dansk.
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Per Olov Enquist, better known as P. O. Enquist is one of Sweden's internationally best known authors. He has worked as a journalist, playwright, and novelist. In the nineties, he gained international recognition with his novel The Visit of The Royal Physician.

After a degree in History of literature at Uppsala University he worked as a newspaper columnist and TV debate moderator from 1965 to 1976.
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