Jens Ingvald Bjørneboe was a Norwegian writer whose work spanned a number of literary formats. He was also a painter and a waldorf school teacher. Bjørneboe was a harsh and eloquent critic of Norwegian society and Western civilization on the whole. He led a turbulent life and his uncompromising humanity would cost him both an obscenity conviction as well as long periods of heavy drinking and bouts of depression, which in the end led to his suicide.
Jens Bjørneboe’s first published work was Poems (Dikt) in 1951. He is widely considered to be one of Norway’s most important post-war authors. Bjørneboe identified himself, among other self-definitions, as an anarcho-nihilist.
Our world is in peril
Large parts of the Norwegian population are “more American” than the Americans themselves, and compared to the Swedish, English, Canadian, French or even American press, the Norwegian press is largely uncritical until it is absolutely devoted: everything that the American government has done, is doing, or going to do, - is beyond discussion. It is the attitude of a small, insecure and profit-seeking nation towards the holy criminal asylum of world politics.