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To search for a meaning bjorneeboe this lemurian chaos is to look for a needle in a haystack. Het is alsof de schrijver het masker van de mensheid afrukt en een waar, uiterst lelijk gelaat toont. Nov 14, Torsten rated it it was amazing Shelves: The war has left us like that. They fgeedom written in the land of Chaos, and were children of the time. There is no point trying to review this awesome book as there are many excellent reviews posted on the goodreads site. Skjalg Andreassen rated it really liked it Feb 12, Mar 22, Nathan “N.

In the background an old French peasant cupboard, which also lies under this veil of light. This book is a fictional narrative. His memory is riddled with holes–he doesn’t even remember his own name or who he is. What on earth would our beloved, stinking, beautiful Europe have become without our dope fiends, drunkards, homosexuals, consumptives, madmen, syphilitics, bed-wetters, criminals, and epileptics?

I am mad–thus making myself the World’s accomplice in the Sin against the Holy Spirit. Or is the unconscious submission to forced ideals freedom? Paired with the consistently excellent prose I read the German translation of the Norwegian original the book develops a certain kind of undertow, I could hardly resist.

This book is remarkably sad. At any rate, onto the thing about ME!! How did all this prodigious identity arise, what substance is it made mpment, how did this existence get its massiveness?

It is the world which is mad! But aside from court records he has been keeping his own long and detailed account of man’s cruelty to man in a massive twelve-volume study he calls his History of Bestiality.


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His life seems to be a tragic story of a man of great sensitivity who roams the world, observing its cruelty, while t “Power, which is the only existing principle, means only one thing: I attempted to read a few passages to my wife but it sent her flying to the bathroom, sick to her stomach. So most of those ratings are by Norwegian readers.

Het is gemakkelijker om van deze ‘autobiografische roman’ te zeggen wat het niet is dan wat het wel is: Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Oh Lord, this ghastly fear of saying or writing the truth!

The city of ruins.

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Still, it is elsewhere that he places “Europe’s heart”, in Florence. He is widely considered to be one of Norway’s most important post-war authors. His life seems to be a tragic story of a man of great sensitivity who roams the world, observing its cruelty, while trying and failing to make sense of it all. And very very sad.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Buy from our partners. But it’s not hateful — it’s not Bernhardian ranting — there’s love for beauty, for painting, for landscapes, for trees, sun, grass as Knausgaard says — this is discussed in My Struggle vol 4 apparently and you can see the influence — the attempt to get out of the way for once and write the truth.

After having struggled with depression and alcoholism for a long time, he committed suicide by hanging on May 9, He accepts what cannot be undone and suffers from knowing too much. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 19, la Maga De Rayuela rated it really liked it. I knew the right answer, but I didn’t dare to utter it: They could both hear the voices of the twentieth century that continuously outraged and saddened them. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.


Finally, as soon as I found out that this author had committed suicide, another author immediately sprang to mind — Virginia Woolf. Those interested in Buried Books. The narrator is an angry man, the writing energetic, bold, and denunciatory.

I actually read the second book first but I do believe that they can be read separately, even though each has its own nameless narrator. It’s hard to write about without cataloging its every movement, from the judge with the porno pics of the town’s most respectable folks engaged in all sorts of sodomy, to Nazi genocide, Soviet genocide, American atomic genocide, to the catacombs of Rome, to brothels all over Europe.

It is said that you can foresee your own death when you make an utterance to that effect during your life or if you have already tried to end your own life. Loved that the few pages about the soft pastel light of Brooklyn and corn on the cob for sale — about how great cities are nature in themselves — I read as afternoon light was fading at a quiet dive bar on 4th Street off Avenue A.

The only p Ablaze in the anguish of a never ending human conflict, the ghost of humanity rises from the ashes in unnerving bestiality.

Without the Florentine laughter one goes mad. It isn’t so inexorable, because a lie can be made right again, it can be corrected with a new lie, it isn’t final and absolute. Dec 18, Jimmy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is the first part in the triology “History of bestiality”.

As before, he records numerous acts of cruelty towards children and reflects on freedom and grace. I gonna need a think on this ‘un. After reading the author’s biography, I have to recognize that the initial statement is not quite correct.