Before Kim Larsen got hold of a guitar, his instrument is a typewriter.
over several years in the 1960s worked for the man who would later become the whole of Denmark our national, very hard to break through as a recognized author.
he managed even to complete the ambitious and literary experimental novel 'A day's happiness', which he sent to the publishing house Gyldendal.
instead of a contract and a release date he got a refusal.
- Much of the book seems snobby of me, but tell They can, so I do Them a service by giving Them this book back. I think that you should write another where They are more honest, and where they write a good story for it, I think They are able to, reads an excerpt of the refusal letter from the responsible editor at Gyldendal.
the Refusal took Larsen, however, with a lofty calm, and sent his romanmanuskript to yet another publisher, however, did not bed.
Kim Larsen was a writer and a school teacher before he was an actor and musician. Photo: Jeppe Bend Nielsen
Kim Larsen in his younger years had worked so hard and consistently to become a writer, was one of the things that came slightly behind on the author Jens Andersen, in collaboration with Kim Larsen is behind the just-released biography 'Kim Larsen - in My young years'.
- It surprised me that at one time it was the absolute greatest wish for him to become a writer. He wrote a book and some short stories that were inside to return with several publishers, but never ended up being released, " says Jens Andersen of Ekstra Bladet.
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That it was not just a whim, but a real dream that was worked hard on, can be seen in the letters to Kim for a number of years sent to his mother, and as a writer Jens Andersen have gained insight in.
- I can look at some of the letters he sent to his mother, that there is talk about a dream, which is in him from 1964 until 1968. So face it, and he is the musician Kim Larsen, says Jens Andersen.
Kim Larsen-the book is published in a record print-run of 100,000 copies. It costs 350 dollars and is on 328 pages. the
Kim's early dreams of becoming a writer and his experience to get to know that it is long, written format was not something he would bet on, may have contributed to the fact that he allied with an experienced and recognized biografiforfatter, as livshistorien should start on the press.
- He came to realize that what he was really good at, it was the short songs, and the one with the long story, it was something he had to have help, " says Jens Andersen.
Fortunately failed Kim Larsen ability which tells the certainly no - not even when they talk longer than what you have the opportunity from the ordinary.
His words were almost literature, because he was so good to tell, " says Jens Andersen.
the Author and the musician - Jens Andersen and Kim Larsen. Private