Erotica (Innbundet)


Inger Wold Lund

Norwegian title: Erotika
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2017
Pages: 112
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202544034
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Erotika

What is Erotica? What do we actually mean when we say that something is «erotic»?

If we simply agree — in a servile way — to all that we are presented with in the media, these questions would seem easy to answer. Erotic images are around us all the time.

Inger Wold Lund chooses a different approach, however. Through a series of dialogues, most of them a page or two long, individual episodes unfold. And as they do, our preconceptions about the erotic are challenged or expanded upon in surprising ways.

Some of Lund's texts are decidedly sensual. Others are comical and even border on slapstick. Although Erotica is inspired be classics from the erotic canon, it is undoubtedly a singular work, with its own vision and scope. Throughout the collection, Lund displays a keen ear for language and an eye for how small events loom large in the most intimate of moments.

Erotica is also a book about experience and memory. Lund finds remnants of the past everywhere, in an abandoned house, in an old pair of pants or in fingermarks in the fog on a car window.

She shows us that erotica can be so much more than depictions of wild and unrestrained sex. Rather than writing about erect penises penetrating voluptuous vaginas, these texts mirror those situations where these elements might be present, but where the literary attention is given to the actions that take part before, under and after. Eroticas special angle to sexuality make the book a special and longed for read. If you are one of those who have given up on erotica, you should give the genre a new chance. And it should start here.

In Erotica, Inger Wold Lund asks what the erotic is and can be, liberating the reader from given expectations of what it might be. She gives the reader the possibility to experience the erotic again, in life as in literature. At the same time the book guides us into the writing and art of Inger Wold Lund.

Enticing, humoristic and surprising - Indeed you can write well about erotica!

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Reviews Erotika

«Hun viser at erotikk kan være mye mer enn skildringer av vill og hemningsløs sex. Heller enn å beskrive erigerte peniser som penetrerer svulmende vaginaer, er tekstene avspeilinger av situasjoner hvor slike elementer har vært tilstede, men hvor det som vies litterær oppmerksomhet er tingene som skjer før, under og etterpå […] EROTIKAs spesielle innfallsvinkel til seksualitet gjør boken til en spesiell og etterlengtet leseropplevelse. Hvis du er blant dem som har avskrevet erotisk litteratur, bør du gi sjangeren en ny sjanse. Og den bør starte her.»

Vilde Imeland, Fædrelandsvennen

«I 'Erotika' spør Inger Wold Lund hva det erotiske er og kan være og frigjør leseren fra gitt forventninger av hva det kan romme. [... Hun] gir leseren muligheten til å oppleve det erotiske på nytt, i livet som i litteraturen. [...] Samtidig viser den vei videre i Inger Wold Lunds forfatter- og kunstnerskap».

Camilla Chams, BLA

«Pirrende, humoristisk og overraskende — visst går det an å skrive godt om erotikk!»

Stine Okkelmo Thorp, Kk

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Author Inger Wold Lund

Inger Wold Lund (f. 1983 in Bergen) is an Artist and Writer. She has had several exhibitions in Norway and abroad, and has published books with Flamme Forlag and Ugly Duckling Presse. She lives in Oslo.

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