Kjell Askildsen


Born
in Mandal, Norway
September 30, 1929

Genre

Influences


Kjell Askildsen (f. 1929) debuterte med novellesamlingen Heretter følger jeg deg helt hjem i 1953. Askildsen har fått Kritikerprisen to ganger, for novellesamlingene Thomas F's siste nedtegnelse til almenheten (1983) og Et stort øde landskap (1991). Han har også blitt tildelt blant annet Aschehougprisen, Doblougprisen og Brages hederspris. Sommeren 2006 kåret Dagbladet novellesamlingen Thomas F's siste nedtegnelser til almenheten til den beste norske boken utgitt de siste 25 årene. Kjell Askildsens bøker er oversatt til over 20 språk, blant dem engelsk, tysk, fransk og italiensk. ...more

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Thomas F's siste nedtegnels...

4.34 avg rating — 619 ratings — published 1983 — 15 editions
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Hundene i Tessaloniki

3.86 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1996 — 13 editions
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Vennskapets pris

3.60 avg rating — 248 ratings7 editions
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Et stort øde landskap

4.06 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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A Sudden Liberating Thought

4.27 avg rating — 236 ratings10 editions
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Heretter følger jeg deg hel...

3.78 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1953 — 2 editions
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Askildsens beste

4.47 avg rating — 55 ratings2 editions
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Selected Stories

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3.84 avg rating — 124 ratings3 editions
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Alt som før - noveller i ut...

4.15 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Samlede noveller

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“Tell me one thing, Father. Suppose I hadn't been your son, suppose you just knew me, knew the same about me you know now, would you have looked forward to seeing me, to having me live under your roof?'

'Naturally, it wouldn't have been the same.'

'No. And if you had just been a fellow human and not my father, then I wouldn't have come to see you. But doesn't that mean it's nothing but a convention that binds us together? We are father and son, and so we have to show affection for each other, and if we don't we feel guilty. But why? Is there any reasonable basis for believing that affection hinges on biology? We don't feel obligated to be fond of a neighbor or a colleague, do we?”
Kjell Askildsen, A Sudden Liberating Thought

“Livet tar snart slutt likevel,
og da gjør det ikke noe at du har vært ensom og stygg og ulykkelig.”
Kjell Askildsen, Et stort øde landskap

“The world is full of folly and confusion, the lack of freedom has deep roots, the hope for justice and equality is dwindling, the odds against us are too great, it seems. We should be glad to be as well off as we are, people say, most people are worse off. Then they take a pill for insomnia. Or depression. Or life. When will a new generation come, one that understands the importance of equality, a generation of gardeners and foresters who can fell the big trees that block the light for all the lesser ones, and who can remove the suckers from the tree of knowledge.”
Kjell Askildsen, A Sudden Liberating Thought

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