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Neus Casanova Vico

Neus Casanova Vico has 16 articles published.

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

Musings

I am not a Tree and Other Case Studies

I return to I am Vertical once again. At this point in the story, there is no reason for me to send the poem to the person I love because I have my suspicions that he might be picking up his copy of Collected Poems and, from time to time, reading it. I look at… 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/Essays

We still need a room of one’s own

In 1929, Virginia Woolf wrote a manifesto in prose form, the well-known A Room of One’s Own. In this essay, short text, whatever you want to call it, she reflects on the relationship between women and fiction. Overall, she exposes to the greater audience the idea (and reality) that 1. through history, women have been denied… Keep Reading

Musings

I want to love reality as much as Pasolini and Weil do

I keep having this discussion with the person I like the most in the world; he once translated to Danish Sylvia Plath’s I am Vertical in one night, and I felt so offended. You have to respect her. You have to respect her work. We still sometimes joke about it, but I realise I’m committing the… 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

Ark Review/Book reviews

Maggie Nelson’s Bluets: a (wavy) review

I am finishing Bluets while listening to the waves in Hiroshi’s Yoshimura Teevee, included (ironically) on the album Green (1986). My heart skips a beat when I turn the page after proposition 240 and I see a blank page: the book is over, there are no more propositions left for me to read. At least… Keep Reading

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