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Hajde da krademo konje - Per Petterson (Out Stealing...)

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"Hajde da krademo konje" "Out Stealing Horses") is a 2003 Norwegian novel by Per Petterson. Among other awards it won the 2007 Dublin IMPAC Award, one of the richest literary prizes in the world.

When asked “How did the Nazi Occupation of Norway translate into the plot of your novel?” Mr. Petterson responded “Well, like I said, I do not plan, so that double meaning came up when I needed it. That is disappointing to some readers, I know. But for me it shows the strength of art. It is like carving out a sculpture from some material. You have to go with the quality of the material and not force upon it a form that it will not yield to anyway. That will only look awkward. Early in the book, in the 1948 part, I let the two fathers (of my main characters, Jon and Trond) have a problem with looking at each other. And I wondered, why is that? So I thought, well, it’s 1948, only three years after the Germans left Norway. It has to be something with the war. And then I thought, shit, I have to write about the war. You see, I hate research.”

Dimensions: 21cm, paperback, 208 pages, Bosnian;

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 10 September, 2013.

 
     

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