|Please translate the title of Ola Tungesvik´s book and also did he have any children from his first marriage?
||Ola Tungesvik has written a book in 1997 called "Jos vain saan olla onnellinen...: tosi kertomus rakkaudesta". The title is said to be a quote of his second wife Seija dating back in 1965. Seija was describing her battle towards cancer in a TV interview. Loose translation of the title would be the following:
If only I get to be happy ...: A true story about love.
Ola tells in this autobiographical book about his almost magical love towards Seija. In the beginning of the book he says that he has one son from his previous marriage. The book ends with Seija's death.
Gunnar Mattsson's book "Prinsessa" (Princess) from 1965 tells about the same person and was a smash hit in it's time. It seems that both Ola's and Seija's lives have been more or…
|I know the story about Seija Mattsson from Ola Tungesvik whom I met in Jan.2003 in Tenerife where I spent my vacation. I tried to find English versions of all…
||Ola Tungesviks book about Seija Mattsson was originally written in Norwegian ( Om jeg får vaere lykkelig…). The book has been translated to Finnish by the name Jos vain saan olla onnellinen…: tosi kertomus rakkaudesta by Tarja Teva 1999. Finnish Swede writer Gunnar Mattsson has also written about his wife Seija Mattsson (Prinsessan, 1965), and that book has been translated to English by the name The Princess.
|In 1960's a Helsinki Finland Journalist/Author wrote a short story entitled "The Princess" - non-fiction about his wife (first name Gunner - last name I can't…
||It is the question of the Finnish-Swedish journalist and writer Gunnar Mattsson (b.1937). After The Princess he wrote a sequel to the story (Prinsen, 1966). It is a description of the first year of his little son. In his autobiographical novel Kungen (1971) he revealed the dark sides of the life of an best selling writer.His story about her wife was an international success, it was translated into thirty languages and also a film of the story was made. Unfortunately he had to struggle against a very serious drinking problem and he died relatively young, at the age of 52 in 1989. His wife Seija recovered from her long illness and worked as a nurse in Helsinki. However, the side effects of the radiotherapy had been injurious to her heart and…