Til: en litterær reise

  • Country in which the text is set
    Baltic Sea area
  • Featured locations
    Bodø
    Ådalen
    Bornholm
    Berlin
  • Impact

    In a strict sense Norway is not a Baltic country, yet as part of the Scandinavian region it has a strong historical link to the Baltic region.

    In 2002 Tor Eystein Øverås spent eight months travelling around the Baltic Sea and, in 2005, published a book based on his experiences. The book is part travelogue, part memoir, part literary essay and part cultural history. It is a literary journey that envisions the Baltic region as a unit connected by a sea that transcends national borders.

    Artistic reference points include Knut Hamsun, P. O. Enquist, Eyvind Johnson, Dostoyevsky, Günter Grass, Edvard Munch, Thomas Mann, Bo Widerberg and Andrei Tarkovsky.

  • Bibliographic information
    Tor Eystein Øverås, Til: en litterær reise, Gyldendal, Oslo, 2005
  • Year of first publication
    2005
  • Place of first publication
    Norway

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