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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