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Per Petterson : I Refuse

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When Jonsen, Tommy Berggren’s neighbour and the man who takes him in, is dying, he looks at Tommy and says,

‘You can’t refuse to die, my friend.’

And Tommy replies,

‘Goddammit, of course you can refuse.’ Continue reading Per Petterson : I Refuse

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Mother again: Per Petterson’s ‘ I Curse The River of Time’ and ‘In The Wake’.

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We’ve written in these posts before about our favourite genre “My horrible father.” Now we seem to be on a bit of a roll with horrible, or at least, difficult mothers. Last time it was P.O. Enquist and his God-fearing mama; this time it’s Per Petterson and his unattainable mother. Continue reading Mother again: Per Petterson’s ‘ I Curse The River of Time’ and ‘In The Wake’.