George Bisztrav (essay date winter 1976)
SOURCE: Bisztrav, George. “Documentarism and the Modern Scandinavian Novel.”1Scandinavian Studies 48, no. 1 (winter 1976): 71-83.
[In the following essay, Bisztrav analyses the development of documentarian tendencies in the modern Scandinavian novel.]
Early in 1969, the editors of Vinduet initiated a symposium to elucidate particular problems of the documentary tendency in modern literature. During the discussion, the Swedish guest, Per Olov Enquist, exclaimed: “Det er litt dumt dette med betegnelsen “dokumentær” kanskje, det sentrale spørsmålet i denne sammenheng er fiction eller non-fiction.”2 There was hardly a more...
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