Translated by Sverre Lyngstad. Idun Hov's experiences condemn her to a life spent mostly in a mental hospital where she begins to write. The trials of Idun Hov's life and of Norway itself enter her writing, Idun's own experiences fuse with the German occupation of Norway, the shame of collaboration and the upheavals of a small nation betrayed.

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Bergljot Haff

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