Michael Hofmann: Hjalmar Söderberg, 28 November 2002
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Harvill, 143 pp., £10, November 2002, 1 84343 009 6Show More
The Serious Game by Hjalmar Söderberg, translated by Eva Claeson.
Marion Boyars, 239 pp., £8.99, September 2001, 0 7145 3061 1Show More
“... as a boy. He passes whores in the street, he is sent an intimidating bunch of roses by the bold Eva Mertens (again, something similar happens in The Serious Game), whose face he isn’t quite able to recall. He holds most undoctorlike views on parturition, and on life: ‘A pregnant woman is a frightful object. A new-born child is loathsome. A deathbed ...”