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Ark Review

The Worst Reads of 2017

Ark volunteers pick and present their worst reads of 2017. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai Perhaps it’s a bit unfair to call this my worst read of 2017. This novel has, after all, won the Man Booker Prize. However, having read several Man Booker Prize winners over the years, I couldn’t help but… Keep Reading

Ark Review

The Best Reads of 2017

Ark volunteers pick and present their favourite reads of 2017. The Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai What if sense requires a certain amount of nonsense to make sense? And what if you get too close to this nonsense inherent in the production of sense? Then, I wager, you get the surrealism of The Melancholy… Keep Reading

Musings

Ark Books and KBH Læser

Over the last few years, Ark Books enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with the all star team at KBH Læser. In 2015 we hosted reading by and a debate on love between Pia Tafdrup and Caspar Eric hosted by long-time friend of the store, Rasmus Varnich Blumensaat. With the introduction of the Ark Audio podcasting platform… Keep Reading

Ark Review

Five relics

It’s October, so we continue to talk about relics at Ark. Today, we asked five of our volunteers to pick one, and their choices are, well, varied. This is their picks and what they had to say about them. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Macon The first book I can remember reading as some kind… Keep Reading

Ark Review

Welcome to the ARK 100!

Last week, the Ark Review published its 100th article! This article also coincided with the Ark Review’s first birthday (or thereabouts), and though you might not have noticed it in your neck of the woods, it was a momentous occasion here on Møllegade 10. To celebrate this most astounding achievement, a group of arkers got… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Interviews/Reports

An Interview with Chris Kraus

Here we are, over thirty incredibly hospitable emails later, reporting on an interview with Chris Kraus. Neither of us are journalists, so interviewing famous authors, even more so those we respect, still comes with a feeling of trepidation. And, while we can both hold our own in a theoretically sophisticated conversation, there is no doubt… Keep Reading

Book reviews/Musings

Six Books for Anti-Leisure

This month has been all about leisure, but at Ark we are also all about that hard work. Some books just have to be read despite their tedious sentences, wacky logic or complete lack of grammatical coherence. It’s tough, but someone’s gotta do. Here are a few staff picks, for when you feel like giving… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings

Books for Leisure — Seven Summer Reads

It’s July! Or, as it is known in Denmark, the month where almost literally everybody is on vacation. The cities empty, the streets are quiet and shops, with the exception of ark books, are closed. This month we will be tackling all things leisurely and bookish, with as much patience, time and space as this… Keep Reading

Ark Review

The Worst Reads of 2016

Last week we presented Ark volunteers’ favourite reads of 2016. Time for the worst ones. Just Kids by Patti Smith “I [Patti] was a dreamy somnambulant child. I vexed my teachers with my precocious reading ability paired with an inability to apply it to anything deemed practical.” (We might translate this: “I [Patti] was a… Keep Reading

Ark Review

The Best Reads of 2016

Ark volunteers pick and present their favourite reads of 2016. 2666 by Roberto Bolaño Madness. Roberto Bolaño’s last and massive 900-page novel 2666 cannot, of course, be reduced to one word. But then again, why not? Does this one word not entail an implosion, the collapse of language into metonymic sliding, an utter failure of… Keep Reading

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