Matti Aikio: Capstones of a Calling
Titel: Capstones of a Calling
Oorspronkelijke titel: [verzamelbundel artikelen],
Vertaald uit het Noors door: John Weinstock
Uitgever: Agarita Press, 2016
Flaptekst / Beschrijving
Capstones of a Calling brings together a number of Matti Aikio’s shorter literary pieces from his nearly thirty-year career as a journalist, novelist and artist in Kristiania from 1900 to his premature death in 1929. Also included is his only drama to have been performed, the farce “Under blinkfyret” (“Beneath the Blinking Beacon”), to considerable acclaim. Moreover, there are an article that may have served as a sketch for the play plus two reviews of the performance. In his introduction, Gunnar Gjengset argues persuasively that Matti Aikio had a consistent, focused and clandestine program behind all of his literary efforts. It was the elephant in the room no one saw.