have long occupied a central role in the national debate on extremism. How will they react to the slaughter Utøya
On October 5, 1999, an Oslo City Court heard the accused, a man who was proud to show off their tattoos and swastika described himself as a racist, speaks of "the great betrayal "Norway.
"Since 1945," he said, "the enemies of National Socialism have owned the land, they have developed and implemented its democratic and economic principles that are supposed to protect our interests, we left off. down. They let the enemy build mosques in our country, our people steal them and mix the blood with our wives. It is only our duty as Norwegians to protect our race and we eliminate fail.
"Europe is threatened by mass immigration and the resulting chaos, misery and struggle for survival ... Those of you who claim that there is a war races going on here are blind or traitors. "
The accused, who had attacked a kebab shop owner with a Vietnamese baseball bat, was not a young Behring Anders Breivik, or one of its partners. It was a real person. His name was Sverre Olsen, a character in one of the skinheads acclaimed thrillers Jo Nesbø problems with Harry Hole, the famous detective alcoholic Oslo.
Nesbø is not alone in the writing of political extremism and deep social problems in Norway, like many authors Swedes, Danes and Icelanders do in their own country. Fear of foreigners is the voice of the characters, whether criminal, police, politicians and ordinary citizens in the works of many writers who have been translated into English (always, usually, which sold well in the Germany first). Other British readers, and many in Europe and, little by little, the United States, look to Scandinavia for writing and the scene of the crime.
The work is full of social criticism, many ancient writers work of journalists, and there is a clear difference of the present: more introspective, darker, and with a depth of more than Most American and British crime writing. In the words of Hakan Nesser, one of the best writers in Sweden: "In general, the pace is slower European pace No action all you have to have a thriller in the U.S. ..."
Among the most popular writers, whose books of crime Norway - or some of them - are available in English are: Anne Holt, a former justice minister of the country, who writes on a Former FBI investigator in a series, tenacious investigator and a woman who must work from a wheelchair in the other series Gunnar Staalesen, Varg Veum, which is in the picturesque town of Stavanger, KO Dahl, whose novels are in Oslo and contain many comments on modern life in Norway, and the best at a distance, in my opinion, Karin Fossum. Having worked as a nurse and rehabilitation of drug addicts, and to have "seen a murder among friends, a short" in his youth, Fossum is characterized by empathy for the perpetrators and victims of many of his books. She writes, he says, the death, while most authors focus on crime rather than kill - "and something else." The central figure in the hit series Advisor Konrad said: ".. It is very important to me, not intended to be an important character in the book it is because he has a job to do" strange, and some, unfortunately, you will hear more of these Norwegian writers, and probably others as well, in the coming months. When neighboring Sweden has been traumatized by the infamous crimes, which led directly or indirectly, to an increase in crime in the writing that has led many authors, the best, the popular world.
Wallander series by Henning Mankell began in 1991, five years after the death of Prime Minister Olof Palme and the year in which a notorious criminal of Sweden, John Ausonius, immigrant shot 11, killing one them. Ausonius, who is currently serving a life sentence, used a laser rifle sighted and became known as the man with the laser, the title of a book about his crimes by journalist Gellert Tamas, who described it as "a mirror of Swedish society. "
write The crime is so popular in Scandinavia, because "it is modern, which represents the company in a way that is easy to recognize and not far from serious," said the critic Marie Peterson. " / Aa>
If the death of Ausonius Palme and extremist hate crimes has led to a confusion of new work on the border, Breivik probably do the same in Norway. If this seems strange, especially Americans, is probably due to the high esteem in which the writers held in Norway.is explained in the biography of Jan Kjaerstad, perhaps Norwegian writer living most influential dictionary Norway
critics and audiences seem to be as careful as they were Bjørneboe Kjaerstad. It is an intellectual heavyweight, a postmodernist with a degree in theology. He has traveled extensively, lived in Africa (as Mankell) and wrote about the hero of Norway, Norway in the world, and what it means to be a Norwegian. It seems that many readers in their country does not agree with him, but it is very popular in other parts of Scandinavia and Germany. His trilogy of the weight of the TV presenter Jonas Wergeland - The Seducer
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