Espen soebye
Espen Søbye

Espen Søbye

Espen Søbye (b. 1954) is a Norwegian author and literary critic. He is educated as a philosopher at the University of Oslo and employed at Statistics Norway. His authorship consists of biographies and works on historical statistics. He was named literary critic of the year in 2006 by the Norwegian Critics' Association and received Dalgards kritikarpris for literary criticism in 2013.





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Frankfurt
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Harry G. Frankfurt

Harry Gordon Frankfurt (f. 29. mai 1929) er professor emeritus i filosofi ved Princeton University. Tidligere underviste han ved Yale University og Rockefeller University. Han mottok sin B.A. i 1949 og sin Ph.D. i 1954 fra Johns Hopkins University. Hans hovedområder har vært moralfilosofi, bevissthets- og handlingsfilosofi og det 17. århundres rasjonalisme.

Hans bokutgivelser omfatter også On Truth (2006), The Reasons of Love (2004), Necessity, Volition, and Love (1999), The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays (1988) og Demons, Dreamers, and Madmen (The Philosophy of Descartes) (1970). Han bor i Princeton, New Jersey, USA.



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Bobbyperuz
Bobby Peruz

Bobby Peruz

Bobby Peruz er alter egoet til forfatterkollegiet P.A. Kjørstad, H. Tvinnereim og T. Tufte. Etter Louis Mastersons død, har det norske folk på jakt etter god underholdningslitteratur blitt bombardert med mellomromaner og bedervet krim. Peruz ambisjon er å ta opp arven etter Morgan og fylle tomrommet etter Kane.





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Praise for the Norwegian version of Kathe - Always Been in Norway (2003) in VG:

"This talented, literary pedagogue manages to portray the many by telling of an individual. Kathe’s story will be the story of the Norwegian Jews. It is gripping reading (…) Søbye’s book is a worthy addition to our body of war literature"



In 2017:

"Kathe - Always Been in Norway" was named the second-best Norwegian non-fiction published after 1945 in the category of biographies by the members of the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association.



In 2018:

"Kathe - Always Been in Norway" was selected to be one of the 10 best Scandinavian non-fiction books published after year 2000. The jury consisted of nine distinguished critics, writers and researchers but together by the newspapers Morgenbladet, Aftonbladet, Weekendavisen, Broen.xyz. a.o., in collaboration with Norwegian Literature festival.



Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad:

"The reader will also be impressed by the way this superlative biography demonstrates that sources can be used stringently to portray “ordinary” people’s lives and times, not just the lives of celebrities"



Adresseavisa:

"An exciting book about the fate of a normal person caught up in the maelstrom of history"



Dagbladet:

"Espen Søbye’s book is a heart-rending, but thoroughly clear-headed record"



VG:

"This talented, literary pedagogue manages to portray the many by telling of an individual. Kathe’s story will be the story of the Norwegian Jews. It is gripping reading (…) Søbye’s book is a worthy addition to our body of war literature" (VG)



Aftenposten:

"The book is a unique record of a person’s life, a person only allowed to live for fifteen years. What’s more, its themes, methods and approach make it an unusually important addition to research into the Nazi occupation of Norway (…) An episode in the history of the occupation – the persecution of the Jews – has now been recorded and elucidated better than ever before"



"Norway has found her Anne Frank"

Aftenposten, Nov. 2003



“…a heart-rending, but thoroughly clear-headed documentation.”

Dagbladet, Dec 1. 2003 (Halvor Elvik, book reviewer)



“Søbye’s portrait of Kathe Lasnik is not just a powerful book; it is also a kind of necessity.”

Klassekampen, Dec 2003