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Emilie Bryde Bang-Jensen

Emilie Bryde Bang-Jensen has 11 articles published.

Ark Review/Essays

Nationalism in the kitchen: A reading of Chef’s Table

The problematic trio of food, nationalism and Netflix.  Like everyone else, I need to shut down my brain once in awhile and watch something mindless. A few weeks ago, I came across Chef’s Table, an ambitious and dramatic Netflix original series exploring the practice and stories of the some of the world’s best chef. It’s… Keep Reading

Musings

The impossible pile of books to read in 2017

A list of books that have been hidden in my shelf and now demand my attention. Despite having moved countless times and between countless countries for the past several years, I have always manage to lug around a quite sizeable collection of books. I can’t help myself. Living in the Bloomsbury district of London (don’t… Keep Reading

Essays

A life in the times: Joseph Roth

In the spirit of living up to Ark Book’s mantra “Home of the best stories you’ve never heard”, this is a short story of a magnificent author, well-known to some but forgotten by many. An author who lived in turbulent times and in a turbulent way, and whose stories are all the more relevant for… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Book reviews

Fantastic Book Podcasts and Where to Find Them

A select list of literary podcast to help maintain your sanity during the dark winter nights and the coming pilgrimages home to families who simply do not understand the point of the written, fictional word. THE NEW YORKER FICTION PODCAST The New Yorker Fiction podcast is my go-to on evenings where I simply want to… Keep Reading

Book reviews

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

I gave this book to my dad, saying it was about a woman who decided to become a vegetarian and the repercussions of this decision. I got it back from him with the note: “Not really.” So of course I had to read it. I also had to read it because it was the winner… Keep Reading

Essays

Reading aloud: Ta-Nehisi Coates at the end of the world

Words from a tiny town in a far off corner of Iceland. This is a landscape of edges and surfaces. What looks like the sky is actually the mountain, its steep, hard cliffs jutting darkly out from under the snow and looming over the town like a tidal wave. The sky exists only as the… Keep Reading

Book reviews

“A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara: A two-part book review

Masterpiece or soap opera? The aptly and yet ironically named novel A Little Life (it’s literally the size of a brick) has swept across the US and Europe with much fanfare, so much that its author, the otherwise unknown Hanya Yanagihara, appeared at this year’s Louisiana Literature. Here, two Arkers present you with each their own… Keep Reading

Essays

Reading as resistance

In the world of today, our individual worth in society is measured in output, in productivity, in competences. Reading as a slow, inward and undirected activity is therefore its own act of resistance against and within a neoliberal agenda. Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight! Here you are, in an unspecified time, most likely… Keep Reading

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