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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

Ark Review/Musings

The ark annual summer reading list

A Thousand Plateaus by Deleuze and Guattari Well, it’s not light but summer is also about having time and space, and this book, A Thousand Plateaus, needs substantial time and dispositional space. Ideally, it needs time for you to have read Anti-Oedipus beforehand but I wouldn’t say that is a must. All you really need is… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays

So Sad Today, So Sexy: Melissa Broder and the Internet Sad Girl

I first heard the phrase ‘Sad Girl’ used to describe a female “archetype” in the words of Audrey Wollen, an instagram artist whose ‘Sad Girl Theory’ started circulating on the internet around 2015. Wollens theory functions on a number of levels; firstly, as a reaction against what she describes as the high “demands” of contemporary… Keep Reading

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The Ark Review: A Gif By Joakim Drescher

The release of a gif is rarely seen as a moment of great import. But when it’s a gif made by the compellingly original artist Joakim Drescher for our publication, well then it is time to pop the champagne. You check out a selection of Drescher’s work at ark books or on his website, where there is… Keep Reading

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hoguaș by Letiția Despina (a fragment)

hoguaș [ ˈhɒgwɒʃ ]   i’m doing the finishing touches on the walls of a house. who cares it’s built with earth and straw, for sure not the little piggies, their business with the wolf was done, and i did not care either, i was there to forget and to build muscles. after that last… Keep Reading

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

Ark Review/Essays/Manifesto

Terrapolis

We, Ariane Veiergang and Ditte Nesdam-Madsen, founded Terrapolis. It is a platform for text, conversations and dialogue. Our desire is for Terrapolis to become a stage on which literature can cooperate and co-create with other art forms: as in an exhibition space of text-based art, as in the publishing books and so on — somehow… Keep Reading

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