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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

Ark Review/Review

The Kingdom Called Tijuana – Art from the Mexican Borderland

In her writings, Chris Kraus strokes art history, in the sense that Benjamin uses the term, against its hair. She disrupts the continuum of established art history and rescues dead and forgotten artists from oblivion and writes about small art collectives on the outskirts of the institutionalized art scene. Without psychologizing, she insists on the… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Book reviews

Book Review: “Plainwater” by Anne Carson

Yesterday someone came into the shop and picked up the book where I had left it open. She liked: the persona confused over a drowned dog. She disliked: the sentence “Air cracks apart like a green fruit.”(124) This is to her too self-satisfied, and asked was this a poem at all, this diary entry of… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Translation

Translation Tuesday: Self-portrait 1 / Autorretrato 1 (Tove Ditlevsen)

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 Tove Ditlevsen’s “Self-portrait 1” into English and Spanish. Tove Irma Margit Ditlevsen (1917-1976) is one of the most important and unique voices of 20th Danish literature and a household name in… Keep Reading

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