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Against nature : the notebooks
Against nature : the notebooks
Espedal, Tomas, 1961-2015
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In contemporary Norwegian fiction Tomas Espedal's work stands out as uniquely personal; it can be difficult to separate the fiction from Espedal's own experiences. Against Nature, a companion volume to Espedal's earlier Against Art, is an examination of factory work, love's labor, and the work of writing. Espedal dwells on the notion that working is required in order to live in compliance with society, but is this natural? And how can it be natural when he is drawn toward impossible things-impossible love, books, myths, and taboos? He is drawn into the stories of Abelard and Heloise, of young Marguerite Duras and her Chinese lover, and soon realizes that he, too, is turning into a person who must choose to live against nature.
Main title:
Against nature : the notebooks / Tomas Espedal ; translated by James Anderson.
Imprint:
London : Seagull Books, 2015.©2015.
Collation:
203 pages ; 21 cm
Notes:
First published as "Imot naturen : notatbøkene" by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS ©2011.
ISBN:
9780857422354 (hardback)0857422359 (hardback)
Dewey class:
839.8238
LC class:
PT8951.15.S64
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionESPEAvailable
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