Lars Saabye Christensen


Born
in Oslo, Norway
September 21, 1953

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Lars Saabye Christensen is a gifted storyteller, a narrator who is imaginative, but equally down to earth. His realism alternates between poetic image and ingenious incident, conveyed in supple metropolitan language and slang that never smacks of the artificial or forced. His heroes possess a good deal of self-irony. Indeed, critics have drawn parallels with the black humour of Woody Allen. But beneath the liveliness of his portrayal melancholy always lurks in the books.
Since his début in 1976 Saabye Christensen has written ten collections of poetry, five collections of short stories and twelve novels. His great break through came with the novel Beatles in 1984. The book store sale of over 200,000 copies of the Norwegian edition has made th
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“We do not disappear without a trace. We leave a wake that never quite disappears, a gash in time that we so laboriously leave behind us.”
Lars Saabye Christensen, The Half Brother

“Упътване за употреба

когато падаш, падни
със стил: не повличай други със себе си, падни
преди да стане късно, падни
за бога, не там, където е удобно да се
пада, падни там, където си изправен
и падни ниско

изправи се на съвсем друго място”
Lars Saabye Christensen, Pinnsvinsol: dikt

“... and it occured to me then and forever afterwards, that films, theatre books and poems were just a fraud. It's only music that doesn't deceive, it doesn't pretend to be anything else except what it is. Music.”
Lars Saabye Christensen, Beatles
tags: music



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