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Date: 11.02.2023

Time: 15:15 - 16:00

Location: Olav H. Hauge

Price: 190/80 (student)

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Rage and elegy

How can one characterize the poet Georg Johannesen? Alfred Fidjestøl’s biography about Georg Johannesen, Innerst i hjertet har jeg min forstand was published in the autumn. The title of the book is taken from Johannesen’s poem Ferie (Holiday) from 1959: The skeleton is inmost /In every man /And what do I have inmost in the heart? / Inmost in the heart I have my reason.

Øyvind Rimbereid and Johannesen were both members of the Rhetoric forum at the University of Bergen. Rimbereid was asked by Johannesen to read the manuscript for what would later become the poetry collection Ars Vivendi. Rimbereid has also published an essay about the poet and has collected quotations in book form. The critic Margunn Vikingstad chairs the conversation with Rimbereid and Fidjestøl about the poet Georg Johannesen, and more generally about temperament in poetry.

The event will be in Norwegian.

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