Fosse in support of Handke

Jon Fosse defended the award of the Ibsen Prize to Peter Handke in 2014. Recently, two members of the Nobel committee resigned because they disagreed with the award of the Nobel Prize to Handke. Read a translation of Fosse’s defense of Handke here.

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Life’s ugliness must be torn to pieces
Until beauty — totality can grow from its soil.
Thus we are two, my poem and I: a claw,
The two of us, one will.

From Elmer Diktonius, “Jaguaren” (in Hårda Sånger, 1922)