"Now appear the middle-aged siblings in the books."
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"Maybe it's like when you're looking mushrooms; first to see any at all, then you see none at all – then suddenly you see them everywhere. But I think that lately have come many books on relationships between adult siblings. Last year, for example, Tessa hadley's Siblings in Swedish, Agnes Lidbecks second novel, the Veil with the two sisters in the centre and Vigdis Hjorths sensational and sore, Heritage and the environment, about four siblings with very different perceptions of the common parents and growing up."
"this year, writes Amanda Svensson in A system so magnificent that it dazzles on a set of triplets that pushed out as flipperkulor over the world, but is anchored in the relations to each other. David Sedaris has always written a lot about his ursprungsfamilj and continue with it in the recently translated the Calypso – the siblings Sedaris is now in the 50-60-year-olds, and maybe it's because he's not writing fiction that I realised that I have longed for descriptions of the middle-aged syskonrelationen."
"The most widely publicized relationship is otherwise the created of erotic love. The between children and parent is, of course, irresistible dynamite, usually from the child's perspective, but it will also a lot of descriptions of what the child is doing with us. The past few years, the friendship is highlighted all the more."
"at the same time are the brothers and sisters there – before you hit the love, before the children left behind when parents are away, and maybe love, too – as witnesses to your life, witnesses you can't cheat. For they have seen your urperson and know who you are, where deep inside. You who started at the same place and then took a path out in life. It paves the way for everything from total love and acceptance to manipulation, envy, and wrath; the range for how a relationship between siblings can see out is endless and may also vary over time. And whatever happens, it continues to be siblings, until the day you die."
"Maybe it's mostly about identification. I myself have three siblings and I know exactly what gets them to roar with laughter, and the tender toes are, but I do not know what coffee they drink or what one of their colleagues is called. It is a relationship that is an antithesis to the superficial relationships we have right now is so obsessed with to both grow and dissect, they are on social media. Where we know everything about each other's area, but don't have a clue what is going on behind."