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Three Books that make us ROFL: Reading on the Floor, Laughing.

ROFL: Reading On the Floor Laughing   Umberto Eco – Travels in Hyperreality I recently came across an essay by Umberto Eco entitled Travels in Hyperreality from 1975. It is the fruit of Eco’s visit to America, a hyperreal land, as he claims, the hyperreality of which he sets out to grasp. Eco visits Disneyland—of… Keep Reading

Translation

Translation Tuesday: BMS

BMS (2016 – ) is a collective of writers and an acronym for blod, måne, søndag (blood, moon, Sunday). Knoglemarv lavendel is their debut poetry collection. This is a collective translation and interpretation of three poems from Knoglemarv lavendel.       This excerpt from Knoglemarv lavendel is published by permission of Arena and ©… Keep Reading

Ark Review

The Worst Reads of 2018

Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada Each sentence of this book made me what to scream, owing to how aware reading each of them made me of the brute fact that I too, someday, would die never to return. The time that I  spent reading this self-important book denied me even the possibility… Keep Reading

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The Best Reads of 2018

Efter solen by Jonas Eika Rasmussen Five delightfully weird short stories (read a sample in English). Not really the new weird of the Lovecraft fetishists (Miéville, Vandermeer and so on). But weird in that distinctive Lynchian fashion where, for example, an ear, found in some backyard, becomes an eye. An opening. A hole, a threshol(e)d… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Translation

Translation Tuesday: Lake Føtex / Lago Føtex (Lone Aburas)

Translation Tuesday is an ongoing series of translations focused on contemporary Scandinavian literature. In this edition of Translation Tuesday, Sheri and Neus have translated an excerpt from Lone Aburas’ Lake Føtex (Føtexsøen) into English and Spanish. Lake Føtex (2009) tells the story of a young woman living in Copenhagen, who is trying to write a… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Translation

Translation Tuesday: Bad Mexican Dog (Jonas Eika)

Translation Tuesday is an ongoing series of translations focused on contemporary Scandinavian literature. In this edition of Translation Tuesday, Sheri and Neus have translated an excerpt from Jonas Eika’s Efter Solen (2018) into English and Spanish. Efter Solen is a series of four short stories that apparently present four different worlds: a divorced Danish IT… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Translation

Translation Tuesday: Self-portrait 1 / Autorretrato 1 (Tove Ditlevsen)

Translation Tuesday is an on-going series of translations focused on contemporary Scandinavian literature. In this edition of Translation Tuesday, Sheri and Neus have translated Tove Ditlevsen’s “Self-portrait 1” into English and Spanish. Tove Irma Margit Ditlevsen (1917-1976) is one of the most important and unique voices of 20th Danish literature and a household name in… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings

The ark annual summer reading list

A Thousand Plateaus by Deleuze and Guattari Well, it’s not light but summer is also about having time and space, and this book, A Thousand Plateaus, needs substantial time and dispositional space. Ideally, it needs time for you to have read Anti-Oedipus beforehand but I wouldn’t say that is a must. All you really need is… Keep Reading

Ark Review

The Ark Review: A Gif By Joakim Drescher

The release of a gif is rarely seen as a moment of great import. But when it’s a gif made by the compellingly original artist Joakim Drescher for our publication, well then it is time to pop the champagne. You check out a selection of Drescher’s work at ark books or on his website, where there is… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Translation

Translation Tuesday: The Employees / Los empleados (Olga Ravn)

Translation Tuesday is an on-going series of translations focused on contemporary Scandinavian literature. In this edition of Translation Tuesday, Sheri and Neus have translated an excerpt from Olga Ravn’s recent novel, De Ansatte  (2018), into English and Spanish. “A workplace novel from the 22nd century,” De Ansatte is Olga Ravn’s science fiction debut. The novel threads… Keep Reading

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