Göran Tunström (1937-2000)
·"Swedish novelist and poet, who depicted his native region, Sunne, in several novels. Among Tunström's best-known works is Juloratoriet (1983, The Christmas…
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"The Christmas Oratio: a grand fresco of human strife, ambition, and desire. Centering on three generations of Nordensson men, it unravels a saga as elaborately structured as a Bach cantata. The story begins in the 1930s, when Solveig, wife of Aron and mother of Sidner, is accidentally killed. The grieving family abandons its home and moves to another town, hoping to start afresh, Touching, comic, erotic, and surreal -- novel of phenomenal breadth and insight."