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RECESS tells the story of a man’s confronting his own utopian ideas. Thomas grows up with the radical intellectualism of the 1930s and 1940s. As an adult man in his seventies he passes throught an existential crisis that makes him doubt his own political views.
“Characteristic of the novel is that it again and again operates with surprising and enticing perspectives to shed light on a theme that is at once deeply personal and of great importance in European intellectual history. It’s a captivating book, unlike any other coming-of-age tale I’ve read.”
(Dag Solstad, Klassekampen)
First published: 1983, Forlaget Oktober
Espen Haavardsholm: Biography and bibliography
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