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Dina's Book by Herbjorg Wassmo
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Dina's Book (edition 1996)

by Herbjorg Wassmo (Author)

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Title:Dina's Book
Authors:Herbjorg Wassmo (Author)
Info:Black Swan (1996), 528 pages
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Dina's Book by Herbjørg Wassmo

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Enfant terrible turns into a vixen, very amusing, suspenseful, exciting adventure book of a turbulent life lived to the fullest ( )
1 vote schmidpe | Oct 1, 2008 |
This book is a bit of an anomaly. It tells the story of an eccentric, complex and confrontational woman, but the story telling itself is non-confrontational. Instead of a single plotline/plot twist, this book is characterized by many smaller plot twists that combine to create a continual thought provoking and entertaining reading experience. In an indirect way this book addresses the question of "Nature vs. Nurture." I often found myself wondering if the author used Dina's character as a creative, and often humorous means of depicting schizophrenia. However, at other times I was drawn to the overal family and community dynamic that seemed to impress itself on all the characters collectively.
I have never traveled to Norway before and admittedly I am not very familiar with Norwegian culture. Wassmo does a beautiful job at providing the reader with a glimpse into this rather "isolated" country and the nuances of its village life.
This book is a wonderful and diverse addition to anyone's reading repetoire! ( )
2 vote vhoeschler | Jul 2, 2008 |
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Vele mensen roemen hun eigen welwillendheid, maar een betrouwbare man - Wie kan hem vinden? Een rechtvaardige, wandelend in zijn opechtheid - welzalig zijn kinderen na hem. Wie kan zegen: "Ik heb mijn hart rein bewaard, ik ben rein van zonde?" Spreuken 20:6, 7 en 9
Voor de ongelukkige, smaad - is de mening van de voorspoedige; dat is het deel van degenen wier voet wankelt. Job 12:5p
Job 22:30, Richt. 4:9, Genesis 19, Ezechiël 23:33, Spreuken 6:27-28, Spreuken 23:27-28 Spreuken 21:31, Job 7:1-2, Spreuken 14:10, Genesis 35:14-18, Richteren 13:12, Exodus 21:16, 2 Samuel 14:14, Deuteronomium 10:19, Job 9:11-12, Job 36:15, 26-28,30, Matth.27: 15, 21 , Hooglied 8:1,2, 6, Gen. 31:40, Psalm 105:41, Ps. 143:6, Ps 100: 1-3, Hgl. 2:4,11-12, 17 Spr. 11:24-25,31, Job 9:11-12, Leviticus 11:8, Hgl. 3:1-2, 5:6, Spr. 121:1 Job 38: 1-2, 4-12, Jesasja 8:9, 12, Hgl. 8:7, Hgl. 3:3-4, Ps. 31:10, 2 Sam.13:15, Spr. 18:22, Jes.29:4, Hgl. 5:1, Hooglied 1:6-7
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Jeg er Dina, som ser slæden med mennesket rulle voldsomt ned over den stejle skrænt.
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Set in Norway at the turn of the century, this romantic epic tells of a young woman, who as a child indirectly causes the death of her mother, and the consequences this brings to bear on her life thereafter

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Editions: 1611451426, 1611458536

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