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Emilie Bryde Bang-Jensen

Emilie Bryde Bang-Jensen has 23 articles published.

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

Be like your grandparents – resist capitalism

It is December, and though Black Friday has luckily come and gone, people are still jostling each other on the streets trying to buy Christmas gifts, Christmas ornaments and Christmas food, before it’s all too late and the New Year leaves them with sour resolutions impossible to uphold. Christmas isn’t the only time when we… Keep Reading

Review

Review: Open City by Teju Cole

A novel for the bad cosmopolitans of the world There are many novels about New York, and there are many novels about people trying to make a life in New York. There are also many novels about the migrant in New York, novels that all seem to follow postcolonial patterns of displacement and discontent. Open… 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

Book reviews

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

It was my grandfather who clued me on to The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. He had seen the author on TV and, inspired by my recent invitation to read books and discuss them together, suggested that we start with this one. I am not quite sure I will forgive him for that one extremely… Keep Reading

Musings

“The world was young and green and juicy.”

Oh the moments, how they slip through our fingers, seemingly lost to fading memory before we can even claim to have felt them. This month on the Ark Review we are exploring ephemera; those things so tied to the present that simply cannot come with you into the future. Today, Emilie explores that most fleeting… Keep Reading

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