Saturday, August 23, 2014

Åsa Moberg: She was remarkable in every way – Swedish Dagbladet

– She was remarkable in absolutely every way, says Åsa Moberg known as Birgitta Stenberg since the 1980s.

Åsa Moberg speaks on a person who “never cared about any limits or taboos. “

– She was one of the most positive people I have ever met. She was very little overall conduct to complain or whine, says Åsa Moberg, adding that Birgitta Stenberg, who was deeply religious Catholic, kept his bright outlook on life even during their disease.

In recent years Birgitta Stenberg has been hailed by a younger generation of feminists. All young people can recognize themselves in her books, says Åsa Moberg.

– She had steady stream of fan mail and emails from admiring the very young. Her young fan base has probably never been greater than now, says Åsa Moberg who followed Birgitta Stenberg since the early 1980s.

Birgitta Stenberg was a debating and discussing authors, always aware human vulnerability.

– When she was angry, it was more than a social phenomenon, which is that women writers were so unfairly treated, and even forgotten.

In the 1980s, left Birgitta Stenberg Norstedts, furious that the publisher has released a newly written literature that hardly mentioned some women. She continued to be seen and heard in public debate lifetime.

Last summer opening speech Birgitta Stenberg at Pride Festival with Alexander Bard. She wrote regular columns in the OT until last winter.

– She showed in the way they live that life does not have to end just because you’re about 80, can still have as much fun, you can still participate in public debate.

In an interview recently published in “we read” spoke Birgitta Stenberg unsentimental about death. “It will be probably the greatest experience in life that I can not write about,” she said in there.

The actor and artist Rikard Wolff got to know Birgitta Stenberg during the filming of the TV series Orange Man in the late 1980s and since then they have had contact.

His encounter with the world Birgitta Stenberg talks about in his autobiographical boktrilogi Love in Europe, Orange Man and the Spanish Steps, he describes as “an eye opener” .

– The whole story about Birgitta Stenberg, Paul Andersson (Swedish poet and the character Richard Wolf played in the Orange Man, editor’s note), Paris and bisexuality, that there was a separate Swedish island in the world. It was fascinating and magnificent. says Wolff.

He has had regular contact with Birgitta Stenberg the last 25 years and used to see her every summer in conjunction with appearances in Bohuslän Åstol.

– I liked her very much. She was a cross man and she followed no standards. She had strong morals and a strong sense of man’s greatness and desire for freedom.

Rikard Wolff says about Birgitta Stenberg as a female role model in a time when women had to fight to not be referred to the home and family.

– She got a lot of beating. She was severely criticized from both the right and left. She was street smart, a little piafsk. A libertine, one could say. There was also a lot of drugs, but she has never apologized for. She never said “I should not have …” says Rikard Wolff.

He lifts, as Moberg, up her importance for the gay movement.

– She was a major political figure, and she had in her literature a theme that you had not previously touched and with her ability to tell a story, it was also very accessible. I will miss her.


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