André Bjerke


Born
in Norway
January 30, 1918

Died
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. ...more

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De dødes tjern

4.07 avg rating — 658 ratings — published 1942 — 13 editions
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Enhjørningen

3.77 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1963 — 3 editions
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Nattmennesket

3.81 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Moro-vers

4.47 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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De Dødes Tjern; Skjult Møns...

4.24 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1982
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Samlede dikt

4.55 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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Døde menn går i land; Skjul...

3.92 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2007
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Samlede dikt. Første del.

4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Tryllestaven

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3.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1961
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Hobby-detektiven

3.36 avg rating — 11 ratings
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“Tro ikke mørket når lyset går ned i skumringens fang. Alltid er det på jorden et sted soloppgang.”
André Bjerke

“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

“Hva vil det forresten si å være gal? Vil det ikke si at man har finere og mer følsomme nerver enn andre vesener, at man har utviklet helt nye sjelelige organer, sjelelige antenner, at man kort sagt ser inn i en verden hvor alle andre er blinde? Kanskje det gale mennesket er et brytningfenomen, det første løst skisserte utkast til en ny mennesketype, en ny art på jorden?”
André Bjerke, De dødes tjern

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