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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

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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

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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

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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/Essays

I’m doped and thick from my last sleeping pill

1. I saw a movie on the airplane. There is this type of women in films. Slim faced, dark straight hair, worried mother faces. Nearly divorced. They seem to have this ability to uphold marriage on their own after their husband left them. Like they are the institution of marriage, and have been and will… Keep Reading

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