desember 2010

En humanist krysser sitt spor - Om Knut Olav ms' kommentar

Du har antagelig lest den n, siden omlag ti tusen personer har anbefalt den fr meg p Twitter, men Knut Olav ms' kommentar om humaniorafagene er absolutt verd f med seg. Det er et paradoks ...

Buzzwords 2010

Askefast, adj., beskrivende om situasjonen til en person som er strandet p vilkrlig reiseml grunnet vulkanutbrudd. Kjekt kunne gripe til nr du ikke har overskudd til opplyse om, eller er lei...

"Overwhelming Force" - Om Donald Duck i jungelen

Det var i gr det slo meg at jeg virkelig ikke liker det innslaget i Disneys julespesial der Donald Duck er ute i jungelen og blir ertet -- nei, vet ikke ertet, trakassert er et bedre ord, mishandl...

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Det er rent s en fr lyst til si noe sarkastisk.

24. desember

"Once, in a dry season, I wrote in large letters across two pages of a notebook that innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself. Although now, some years later, I ma...

23. desember

"Mrs Reed and I were left alone. Some minutes passed in silence; she was sewing. I was watching her. Mrs Reed might be at that time some six or seven-and-thirty; she was a woman of robust frame, sq...

22. desember

"The planners have grasped a single truth. They have recognised that in the city they are dealing with some hugely enlarged frame for human behaviour in which moral extremes are likely to be the no...

21. desember

"I began with the desire to speak with the dead. The desire is a familiar, if unvoiced, motive in literary studies, a motive organized professionalized, buried beneath thick layers of bureaucratic...

20. desember

"So Nada stayed around the house and nursed me. She was the kind of woman who looks at you only when something has gone wrong--eye blackened, a length of stark white bone piecing your skin. But may...

19. desember

"The Swede. During the war years, when I was still a grade school boy, this was a magical name in our Newark neighbourhood, even to adults just a generation removed from the city's old Prince Stree...

18. desember

"Da sier herr Akkolon: "Ridder, nu er du vpenls og ille sret, overgi deg!" "Nei," svarer Artur, "jeg har lovet kjempe til det siste, og heller vil jeg d enn leve overvunnet; er jeg enn vpenl...

17. desember

"At certain times, for certain periods, David was able to persuade himself that Lucy was still alive -- alive, but elsewhere. Naturally all the Partingtons attempted something of the kind. My mothe...

Tilbake til gamle dager - om Narnia, Hitchens og "Rolandskvadet"

Kan du skjnne. Denne artikkelen min om C. S. Lewis' bker om Narnia var den mest leste kultursaken p dagbladet.no forrige helg. Jeg er imponert over antallet reflekterte tilbakemeldinger som har ...

16. september

"It looked like a disused classroom. The dark shapes of desks and chairs were piled against the walls and there was an upturned waste-paper basket - but propped against the wall facing him was some...

15. desember

"And there's something in the loping authority of Theo's playing that revives for Henry the inexplicable lure of that simple progression. Theo is the sort of guitarist who plays in an open-eyed tra...

Isn't it ironic? - Om Morten Strksnes' innlegg om "Storbynatt"

Dette er ikke et innlegg om "Storbynatt". De har jeg ftt flere av enn jeg strengt tatt har flt behov for de siste ukene, og dessuten er det spass mange av de mest omdiskuterte innslagene derfra ...

14. desember

"I don't know. I didn't have the luxury, I suppose, the certainty of the tribe. Grow up in Compton and survival becomes a revolutionary act. You get to college and your family is still back there r...

Evig er englenes sang - Om kristendom, dannelse og julesanger

nei nei. Dette er da bare umodent, er det ikke? Snt fr meg til tenke at Human-Etisk Forbund p sett og vis er langt mer religise enn de religise selv, s brennende som de forsverger alt s...

13. desember

"The talk swept past Archer like some senseless river running and running because it did not know enough to stop. He saw, on the faces about him, expressions of interest, amusement and even mirth. ...

12. desember

"They'd ride at night up to the western mesa two hours from the ranch and sometimes he'd build a fire and they could see the gaslights at the hacienda gates far below them floating in a pool of bla...

11. desember

"He went to the first-floor lavatory and had a quick line there. It seemed a bit unnecessary to go all furtively upstairs. He snorted with a thumb against each nostril in turn, and smirked back at ...

N vet jeg hvorfor ...

... s mange av julekalendertekstene er fra tidlig i romanene som er sitert. Det er fordi pfallende mange av dem markerte yeblikket der jeg frst tenkte: Dette liker jeg.

10. desember

"My second and only other memory of Llandaff Cathedral School is extremely bizarre. It happened a little over a year later, when I was just nine. By then I had made some friends and when I walked t...

9. desember

"The first time I laid eyes on Terry Lennox he was drunk in a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith outside the terrace of The Dancers. The parking lot attendant had brought the car out and he was still holdin...

8. desember

""I Pisa levede, mine kre, unge Venner," begynte den gamle Mand sin Fortlling, "I min Bedstefaders Tid en hovedrig Mand af gammel Adel, som modtog et frygteligt Slag af Skbnen. En af hans unge V...

7. desember

"They must find a way out of it all. There might be some simpler way, some less laborious way, she sighed. When she looked in the glass and saw her hair gray, her cheek sunk, at fifty, she thought,...

6. desember

"Four-tenths of a second wasn't much. If you were looking aside and mentally adding up the hours until the execution of a young killer, all that registered was something dark flashing by. But if yo...

5. desember

"Men i allslags vr, selv nr regnet styrtet ned og Franoise i en fart hadde reddet inn de fine kurvstolene for at de ikke skulle bli vte, s man min bestemor vandre omkring i den tomme og regndr...

En filmkritikers betroelser - Svar til Karsten Meinich

Oi, s det er slik det fles bli veiet, vurdert og nrlest - som jeg og mine filmkritikerkollegaer er blitt av Karsten Meinich i Montages. Det er gy! Og lrerikt. Og det skjer altfor sjelden. Og...

4. desember

The gloom was right. The presence of the baby nurse had made him and Rhoda acutely aware of what a dump they lived in. This entire apartment, known as a 3 -room in New York real-estate parlance, h...

3. desember

"It has long been my belief that everyone's library contains an Odd Shelf. On this shelf rests a small, mysterious corpus of volumes whose subject matter is completely unrelated to the rest of the ...

2. desember

"Michael Deaver, in his version of more or less the same events, Behind the Scenes, gave us an arresting account of taking the Reagans, during the 1980 campaign, to an Episcopal church near the far...

1. desember

Alle bildene i meg. Og jeg finner dem, hver gang finner jeg dem; nr jeg begir meg ned i dypet og driver gjennom mrket kommer de fram foran meg. Kanskje jeg har brukt dem for ofte. De er vant ti...

En tid for alt - Om rets julekalender.

Adventstid ohoi. Den frste julekalenderdagen er som en fatal kvinne i noirfilmene - den ser bra ut, men har et hjerte av is og lar oss vake rundt ute i de froststikkende vindene med utstudert sans...
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Inger Merete Hobbelstad (f. 1980) er kulturjournalist, teateranmelder og filmanmelder i Dagbladet og burde egentlig vre lut lei av skrive etter endt arbeidsdag. Men den gang ei. Jo, og s har jeg mastergrad i Litteraturvitenskap med en oppgave som handlet om Homers "Iliaden". Hvilket jeg altfor sjelden fr sprsml om. Og s ns jeg p imh@dagbladet.no.

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