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by Johan Borgen
The Scandinavian imagination seems obsessed with the concept of guilt - an obsession Norwegian novelist Borgen (1902-79) appears to fully share. This novel's main character, Matias Roos, is a splintered personality obsessed by frontiers, guilty of an unspecified crime, and in search of a path of atonement. The book begins as an interior monologue but rapidly becomes a bewi ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published March 10th 1994 by Norvik Press
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Norwegian author, journalist and critic. He was married to Annemarta Borgen. Under the pseudonym of Mumle Gåsegg (Mumble Goose-egg) he wrote shorter articles in the newspaper Dagbladet, particularly during World War II. His articles were ironic and derogatory of the Nazi government, and he kept this up for a long time before being found out. In the end though, he was caught and sent to the prison ...moreMore about Johan Borgen...