Johan Borgen

Johan Borgen

Johan Borgen (1902-1979) was a Norwegian author, journalist, and critic. During World War II, he was sent to a prison camp for publishing articles under a pseudonym that derided the Nazi government. He was married to Annemarta Borgen and passed away in 1979.

Lillelord

Fiction by Johan Borgen

In Lillelord, Norway’s contemporary master Johan Borgen (1902-79) demonstrates his belief that our lives tend toward schizophrenia. Wilfred Sagen at fourteen is still a perfectly turned out, impeccably behaved “Little Lord Fauntleroy” to his family, but to his teachers he is a disruptive enigma and, to a pack of Oslo street urchins, an instigator of crime. In his often desperate search for emotional integration, Wilfred is hampered by an acute and introspective intelligence which only compounds his normal adolescent anxieties.…
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