"Courage to say yes – but the context is still valid"
"the Chorale melody in a hymn, the origin is the gregorian song. When Suzanne Brøgger writes together the pieces of their autobiographical novels to a kind of four-part chorale, she says (according to the blurb) that she was ”ruining” their books for ”say yes to life over and over again”."
"Hmm, yes. As a matter of fact, one can also say that the author cut and pasted, mainly from the novel, Yes (1984), and added a few nice pieces here and there from the Crème fraîche (1978), and Transparence (1994). "
"And even if she calls it the ”återkomponering” I feel a bit fleeced by this chorale. In addition, the detached pages of the bad binding. I think it would have been better to republish the old works, just as self-promoting, mytskapande and sprawling as they were written and started with skandaldebuten Deliver us from love, (1978), whose libertarian analyses of sex and marriage are still valid."
"”Chorale” recounting thus the history of the passion between the bohemian writer and an older, recently divorced american obstetrician who is tired of family life and villaförorten. They meet on a drunk societetsfest in Copenhagen, next to a cage with snakes and initiate immediately an ”impossible” relationship. They live in different realities, have different values, are not really interested in what the other think but drawn magnetically to each other. "
"at the same time, as she writes, clearly, Deliver us from love in which she nakedly self-revealing and prophetic explains the woman as sexually free and absolutely condemn the institution of marriage, woos her obstetrician. He says yes."
"Even before the wedding makes the end of the year. And reunite. Love, quarrel, are separated again. They can't be away from each other, not live together. But the picture given is the författarjagets no more than headstrong, and she is portrayed neither as a jealous, narrow-minded or afraid. It is the doctor who does not manage to live with such an intelligent, erudite, magnanimous, and free woman. A woman who also hang out socially with several of his old lovers. ”Whore!” he yells, not just once."
"And how wise and well-spoken this hymn of love is, it is still something with sexual passion and its unequal suffering that you cannot comprehend. "
"Only a broken heart is” quote, she's on the cover, the same chassidiska wisdom that launched the Yes for 25 years"
"This' Yes ' has Brøgger extended to an entire way of life which not only affirms the love of an obstetrician who want to cut her wings. Despite the risk, she recommends a yes to the whole world, also its strangers and unfamiliar places, dangerous types, and the strange heligheter."
"It is a brave stance. And although Brøgger now is a very established author and is in the Danish Academy, she has had to pay a high price (runkande stalkare and hat) that she persevered in being both an intellectual and sexual woman."
"Trans. Urban Andersson"