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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

Ark Review/Essays/Manifesto

Terrapolis

We, Ariane Veiergang and Ditte Nesdam-Madsen, founded Terrapolis. It is a platform for text, conversations and dialogue. Our desire is for Terrapolis to become a stage on which literature can cooperate and co-create with other art forms: as in an exhibition space of text-based art, as in the publishing books and so on — somehow… Keep Reading

Translation

Translation Tuesday (bonus edition): It’s an I speaking (the hour of reckoning) (Lone Aburas)

Translation Tuesday is an on-going series of translations focused on contemporary Scandinavian literature. In this Thursday bonus edition, Toke Larsen has translated an excerpt from Lone Aburas’s Det er jeg der taler (Regnskabets time) into English. Lone Aburas is one of the strongest and most honest voices in contemporary Danish literature, a fact she proved with… Keep Reading

Translation

Translation Tuesday: 7/11 (Caspar Eric)

Translation Tuesday is an on-going series of translations focused on contemporary Scandinavian literature. In this second edition of Translation Tuesday, Sheri and Neus have translated a poem from Caspar Eric’s 7/11 (2014) into English and Spanish. Caspar Eric is one of the most prominent poets in the Danish literary scene. His debut poetry collection, 7/11 is, to… Keep Reading

Ark Review

Manifesto Month

This month on the Ark Review we are teaming up with kbh Læser to explore the form of the manifesto! We have a whole bunch of stuff planned. Franel Korbanski will (likely) be meditating on the impossibility and importance of translation by looking at the Translatological Manifesto by the renowned Polish poet and translator, Stanisław… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings/Review

Book review: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

This month there is a bonus episode of the Ark Audio Book Club podcast on David Foster Wallace’s epic of tennis, drug addiction and TV. In preparation for that, the panel has written four short reviews of this very long book, ranging from the very favourable to the sycophantically fawning.   Franek (Press play before you… Keep Reading

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

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