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Mostly because I attended Norwegian primary and secondary school, and never liked anything we were told to read. It dawned on me, while reading the book, that most people who quote Janteloven have rarely read the book. Their renditions of Janteloven is too simplistic!
I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative technique employed by Sandemose, and the text struck a chord for me. At times it felt as though I was the other half of a conversation wherein Arnakke the "protagonist" attempts to deliver an autobiography.
The entire book reads like a confession; admissions of lust, shame, desire, theft, murder, regret, love, and hate appear throughout the novel. Life was not easy in a small industrial village, and it had significant repercussions on well-being, physical and mental. I read it with a specific goal in mind, and it helped me appreciate a lot of the elements in the book.
I am very glad I read the book, and I would highly recommend people to read it. This ambiguity might be lost in translation a crying shame! As the ambiguous language makes it all the more enjoyable!
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