ANIMALS I’VE MET (Innbundet)

Series:  195


Audun Mortensen

Norwegian title: Dyr jeg har møtt
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2014
Pages: 96
Publisher: Flamme Forlag
Språk: Bokmål
Serienummer: 195
ISBN/EAN: 9788282880510
Overview Dyr jeg har møtt

Audun Mortensen's new book comprises short stories on themes such as silence, revolt, the future, happiness, dislike, sleep, doubt, old age, family and intimacy. A collection of examples and contradictions to illuminate more recent Norwegian mindsets.

"In his new book Animals I have met, Audun Mortensen leaves the format of poetry to write aestetic reflections in a literary form, meant to put light on the Norwegian way of thinking (...). Mortensens animal-texts is a sharp parody of Norwegian thinking and debate right now."

"Animals I have met is Mortensens sixth book, and so far the most advanced. In 64 short chapters he portrays the intellectual attitude of just as many animals and birds. (...) Seen together the book is a series of satirical portraits in culture and theory of the arts, and it is quite interesting how many of these positions Mortensen manages to twist out of these animals. In-between it is funny and striking, other places touching and poetic. Animals I have met is in my opinion a good and sharp book."

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Reviews Dyr jeg har møtt

Estetisk dyrehage

""Dyr jeg har møtt" er eit fint, idiosynkratisk oppslagsverk i estetisk tenking, som trass alt, går inn i same sjikt som det som vert skånsamt parodiert."

Maria Horvel, Klassekampen

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Author Audun Mortensen

Audun Mortensen (1985-) is an author and artist. His debut Everyone tells me how good I am, in case I become it (Alle forteller meg hvor bra jeg er i tilfelle jeg blir det) was awarded "Best poem debut of the year" by Aftenposten in 2009. He has since published a number of poetry books, two novels and the critically acclaimed prose collection, Animals I have met (Dyr jeg har møtt).

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