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Revolutionary knowledge

When the present changes, so does the past. Just not in Norway.


[revisionism] It is discussed whether we need a cannon in Norway, as if there is not one already. From Snorre via Petter Dass and Henrik Wergeland to Dag Solstad. In anthologies, awards and television programs – their unwavering position is confirmed daily in public and, more subtly, in school curriculum. Once you have been canonized in Norway, it takes a lot to lose the halo. Take Dag Solstad. He has retained his iconic status thanks to the 68's ability to reproduce people who love cyclists who tackle aquaplaning and lecturers who kill umbrellas because Henrik Ibsen is no longer valued in our time.

Our national canon will remain unchanged because literature plays on a team. . .

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