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A avfolkningsbygd to wax lyrical over
"A avfolkningsbygd to wax lyrical over"

"Marit Kapla has written a fantastic diktsvit about the inhabitants of the small village of Osebol in the north of Värmland"

"the Texts in Word & image-editor Marit Kaplas grandly thick Osebol looks like poems. They are long and narrow, with an uneven right margin, and surrounds himself with plenty of space. Often enough, they allow also that poem:

"...There is nothing wrong with particle board. "

"It is a good material to use. "

"It's nice to deal with. "

"If you put a particle board on a wall."

"so dry it's always apart. "

"if you put a drywall"

"it is a dead material. "

"and lives its quiet life.nn"

"nSidan loaded by a wealth of worthy Erik Beckman or Anna Hallberg, but the author is, in this case Jan Hagström, born in 1966, a construction worker, and one of the over 40 people who Kapla lets get to the century in his book about the small village of Osebol, located at the shore of the Klarälven river in northern Värmland."

"So many more than that live not in Osebol seems to be a fairly typical part of the Swedish countryside as avfolkats as agriculture and forestry have been rationalised. The village food store is closed since a long time, the slalom slope has grown again and the children have to go long distance to go to school. ”Thins out”, as Hagstrom says."

"Vägpinne for vägpinne, garageuppfart for garageuppfart, painted Osebol up before the reader's eyes"

"nTurligt probably have new residents have been added in recent years, including a dutchman who got tired of the congestion in the home country, a Hungarian and a young pole, Mattias Danilowicz, who surprised the swedes festvanor: ”All will u002F With his own bottle u002F and is already fed and full.” "

"But there is also the rubble of a proggigt collective, a bunch of retired forest and sawmill workers, several employees within home care and care and -not least Marit Kapla himself who came to the village the first time in 1970, when her dad got påhugg in the area: ”Osebol grew fast in me. Just here lies the horizon in the right place.” "

"the Author's presence is evident otherwise, mainly in the project's as simple as the ingenious design, with the sort of talk that is cut up in lagoma lengths, perchance with Svetlana Aleksijevitjs reportageböcker in mind. Also Edgar Lee Masters Spoon river anthology (1915) is close at hand, the collection of gravskrifter over the inhabitants of a fictitious society in Illinois, but in Kapla, it is understood about the real live people (even if a couple of them unfortunately go away before the book was printed). "

"in the 800 pages are not just read, but is simply a joy to get through. Vägpinne for vägpinne, garageuppfart for garageuppfart, painted Osebol up before the reader's eyes, the rivers gleam and the buildings are populated one by one. Afterwards, you get to know even the neighbors, spouses or relatives who sometimes boots up and settles down at the kitchen table. "

"Also backwards widen the space, in the residents' many stories about the past."

"A stunning book, full of life and the poem."

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