Bjørneboe's perhaps the rarest book

PROHIBITED BOOK: Red Emma is Bjørneboe's scenic story about the anarchist Emma Goldman and her faithful «fellow soldier», Alexander Berkman.

Published: September 8, 2020
Red Emma
Author: Jens Bjørneboe
Publisher: Bjørneboes Grav,

We had lived in the counterculture for a while. Worked in Gateavisa, clerk at Jaap (the book café Jaap van Huysmand's memory), eaten at Spisestedet. We were house heating in Hjelmsgate 3. And when several of us happened to be homeless at the same time, we organized together with members of the anarchist movement in Hjelmsgate a housing occupation of the empty Læregutthjemmet in Pilestredet 34 in August 1975.

As a budding literature, we had just started the magazine Trollskrift, with the subtitle «revolutionary literary magazine», which we as Gateavis journalists of course published at Futurum Forlag. After a while we saw that there was actually room for a countercultural publisher that focused exclusively on it…

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