Sandstone Press

I Should Have Lifted You Carefully Over by Wencke Mühleisen

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781905207640
Publication Date: 17/07/2011

I Should Have Lifted You Carefully Over

Wencke Mühleisen

From the doctor’s records, 2006: She attended an out-patient appointment today with her daughter. She lives at home in her own flat, with daily care from the community nurse when none of her family is staying. She says that she has reduced appetite, feels nauseous almost every day, and can feel a slight swelling under her right costal arch from time to time. She has no need to talk to a clergyman, but wishes to see the sea from Jæren beach once more before she dies.

I Should Have Lifted You Carefully Over is Wencke Mühleisen’s account of her mother’s death, and about the distance and intimacy between two women who have come to very different terms with life. Translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce.

Wencke Mühleisen

Wencke Mühleisen  portrait

Born in 1953 to a Norwegian mother and Slovenian-Austrian father, Wencke Mühleisen is a writer and researcher in media and gender at the University of Stavanger. From 1978-1989, she was...

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