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Tjärdalen

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  184 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Tjärdalen har kallats en av 50-talets mest lyskraftiga svenska romandebuter.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published 1998 by Albert Bonniers Förlag (first published 1953)
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Mohammed Abdi Osman
Tjärdalen is set in early 1900s in small Swedish farmer village and its a powerful social realism story about the people who live in that village, their interaction with religion, the more modern way of life.

I like the story very much, how smoothly she connected her ideas with the surface story. She also played with the old, simple swedish dialect people in farm villages used and the more modern swedish language. Made the book stand out from other early modern swedish novels i have read. It has
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Jinnie Stork
Vi får följa byn Eckensträsk, när de prövas av ett olycksfall som drar in alla i byn i ifrågasättandet av andras gud. Framför allt får vi följa med Petrus, som måste balansera mellan godhet och ondska samtidigt som han är ekonomiskt pressad till den grad att han möjligen behöver ge upp sin gård.

Boken är helt ok, men inget överväldigande. Språket är häftigt, då det följer dialekt, men det blir också väldigt svårt att läsa, och ibland förstår man inte vikten av en händelse. Jag gillar temat och s
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Annika Kronberg
Precis som Lidmans Bära mistel tycker jag att historien är för tunn och karaktärerna är lite för outvecklade, även om jag gillade denna något mer. Tjärdalen kategoriseras som arbetarlitteratur, och klassperspektivet finns men här handlar det mest om hur det är att leva i en by. Visst är det stora behovet av arbete och jord centralt, men närvaron av religion är ett betydligt tydligare motiv (de kristna referenserna är oräkneliga). För att jag ska förstå romanens storhet krävs nog ett redigt samta ...more
meandermind
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, historic, lol
Wow what a fantastic gem of a book! Written in Lidmans fantastic dialect slang, and a great plot also. The book sort of follows the (view spoiler) of Jonas, and the tar pit (?) of course. It took me a while (well, an hour) to get into the characteristic prose, but after that it just rolled away with me. My only complaint would be that the plot didn't really move me, but the language more than made up for that.
Louise
Feb 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
7/10
Eli
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
Fantastisk läsupplevelse. Recension på bloggen: http://elilaserochskriver.se/tjardalen/
Joseph Sverker
This is agreat book and quite unbelievable that it is a debut novell. There are almost modernistic touches to her writing while there is some touch of ""arbetarförfattare"" as well. One really feels for the characters and I also realise what it was like to live up north some time ago. A most recommended read.
Jonas
När man blir arg och irriterad på hur personerna i berättelsen uppträder då vet man att det är en bra bok. En bok som berör. Så är det i detta fall. Berättelsen är kanske inte riktigt lika bra som Järnbanesviten, men berättelsen är ju också mycket kortare. Läs den, förundras och förfäras.
Bodi Karlman
svårt språk, lite mkt bibel kanske, men bra uppbyggd konflikt som visar sig en bit in i boken.
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Lidman was raised in the Västerbotten region of northern Sweden. She studied at the University of Uppsala where her studies were interrupted by her receiving tuberculosis. She achieved her first great success with the novel Tjärdalen (The Tar Still). In this novel and in Hjortronlandet she depicts themes like alienation and loneliness. In this and her following three novels, she described the diff ...more
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