Bendixen, Lisbeth

1923 - 2004

Denmark

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Bendixen, Lisbeth

Written by:  Anne Birgitte Richard

Lisbeth Bendixen made her debut in 1977 with the novel Thomas’s billede. Her next novel, Kassen stemmer alle ugens dage, 1979, relates the story of a woman who first frees herself in concrete terms from the emptiness of her marriage and then in symbolic terms from the constraints of a supermarket job to achieve a mythical-religious and sensuous freedom from guilt. The same contrast between physical and mental constraints and a life of greater freedom for the body and art is also evident in her novel Dans med mig, 1983, and in her short story Stjerneloftet, 1987. Her novel Lyset over Camargue was published in 1990, followed in 1997 by Under gulvbrædderne (N).

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