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Jonas

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  592 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Romanen er et stormangrep på norsk skolevesen. Jonas har lesevansker og plasseres på hjelpeskolen "Iddioten". Han blir et offer for systemet, vergeløs mot hetsen fra klassen. Til slutt rømmer han fra alt.
Hardcover, 277 pages
Published 1972 by Den norske Bokklubben (first published 1955)
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Matt
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All in all you're just another brick in the Wall

Jonas* saw the light of day in 1955 and is–apparently–Jens Bjørneboe's declaration of war on the Norwegian school system in book form. The novel hit like a bomb. At least as far as the elites of the Norwegian education system are concerned. A long-lasting dispute developed in the respective gazettes, in which the author–wisely–didn't participate. One positive response he got was in a telephone call when an unfamiliar child's voice asked:

"Is this Bj
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Jonathan
Jens Bjørneboe (born October 9, 1920) is widely considered to be one of Norway’s most important post-war authors. He was also a painter and a school teacher. He led a turbulent life and his uncompromising humanity and criticism of contemporary society would cost him an obscenity conviction (for Without a Stitch, 1966) as well as long periods of heavy drinking and bouts of depression, which in the end led to his suicide in 1976.

This novel was published in 1955 and is called simply “Jonas” in th
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Thea Sofie
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Denne må man lese. Kanskje jeg ville gitt 4-stjerner, men jeg leste den så intenst og jeg ble så revet med at NÅ sier hjertet mitt 5 stjerner. Elsker hvordan Bjørneboe får inn så mange HISTORISKE fortellinger, samt får vi ulike personers historier fortalt - deres bakgrunn og utgangspunkt, og deilig hvordan alle trådene knyttes sammen. De onde, "Salamanderene" skildrer han på en måte slik at man avskyr dem, mens de gode - de vinner virkelig min sympati og kjærleik. Les den!
Louise Johanna
dette var så bra
Ole
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bjørneboe

Bjørneboe er sjef

Og dette er i bunn og grunn en vakker bok
Tragisk men vakker

jens

Jonas er unggutt, en som de fleste kan identifisere seg med. Jonas sliter. Boken beskriver kampen mot utsiden, ondskapen, de som mobber, lærerne, skole-systemet, salamanderne, uvitenhet. Men den beskriver også den innvendige kampen. Det hele kulminerer når Jonas tar med seg en kniv på skolen. Han har fått nok.

Selvfølgelig, så skinner Bjørneboes politiske ståsted gjennom i historien, sosialismen, godheten, medmenneskeligh
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Augmante Alisauskaite
Deep, full of interesting stories, history facts and the life of Norway after WW2.
Ylhvaskjer
"Elevene blir gjennom mange lange skoleår oppdradd til å forstå at hva det gjelder her i livet, det er å komme ovenpå de andre. Bare karakterer gir adgang til stilling og inntekter. Stilling og inntekter er menneskets mål; og fra barna begynner på skolen syv år gamle, er det dette de lærer å arbeide for. Kom oppå din nabo! Bli flinkere enn dine venner! Triumf, skadefryd, grådighet er midlene. Stilling og inntekter skal man leve for fra man ennu har munnen full av melketenner. Og heng i for det h ...more
Zakarias Meyer Øverli
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: skoleentusiaster
Recommended to Zakarias by: motstandere av skolen
Salamander-referansen til Bjørneboefra boka "Salamanderjakten" av Karil Kapeck gjør at jeg får lyst til å lese den boken i tillegg for å forstå Bjørneboes symbolske referanser i større grad enn jeg gjorde. Jonas er en skikkelse som jeg tidlig i boka fikk en medfølelse for, kanskje fordi jeg ser meg selv som liten. Skolevesenet blir hardt kritisert, noe som i etter jeg hadde lest boka fikk et annet syn på den offentlige skolen. Før jeg hadde lest boka hadde jeg et sosialistisk syn på skolen, noe ...more
Eline M
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book.
Okey, jeg skriver dette på norsk..
Denne fantastiske kritikken på det norske skolesystemet er sett ut i fra et sosialistisk synspunkt og det passer meg perfekt. Bjørneboe skriver like komplekse karakterer som vanlig, der ingenm er fullstendig god eller ond. Alle har feil, selv om noen er værre enn de andre. Det er ingen god ending, det er bare en slutt.
Men, joda, anbefales. :)
Alatea
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I have read in my life. I was fascinated by the first page. Story, style, characters and their stories ---- it's totally amazing!
Marie Østvold
Vakker og tragisk. Kritikk av det norske skolesystemet. En av Bjørneboes beste romaner.
Daniela
Erschreckend - Norwegen damals = Deutschland heute
Oda
Mar 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: norwegian
I read this at age 13, and I doubt I understood it properly. I will have to read it again to give a real review.
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Jens Ingvald Bjørneboe was a Norwegian writer whose work spanned a number of literary formats. He was also a painter and a waldorf school teacher. Bjørneboe was a harsh and eloquent critic of Norwegian society and Western civilization on the whole. He led a turbulent life and his uncompromising humanity would cost him both an obscenity conviction as well as long periods of heavy drinking and bouts ...more
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