Saturday, July 12, 2008


R.I.P Jakob Ejersbo, 1968-2008

Breaking off the blog vacation for a few words for Jakob Ejersbo, the Danish writer (and journalist) who died July 10.

I knew Jakob from back in the late nineties/ early millennium where we met through mutual friends, some time before he wrote his breakthrough novel Nordkraft

Defining a return of raw realism in Danish literature, Nordkraft not only won him the highest praise from the literary establishment (some even likening it to the Danish 1930's "down-and-out" masterpiece Hærværk) but also became an immediate success, and a bestseller passing the 150.000 copies sold mark.

Combined, this was an extremely rare achievement for a Danish author.

However, to his friends he remained remarkably unchanged by his laurels, always pairing a high intelligence and positive, easy-going manner with a down-to-earth sense of humour.

Bye, Jakob E, you're sorely missed but we remember you and can hopefully look forward to the publication of the three completed books you left behind.

Retro babe"...yes, I'll take it - But the woman is optional, right?.."
Panzer Sdfkz 2, "Kleines Kettenkraftrad"
A demonstration of the mountain climbing abilities of the Kettenkrad. Note that the headlamp is missing and the rider/ driver is wearing a Kradmantel the special overcoat for Wehrmacht motorcyclists made from rubberised fabric.
(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

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