Via Florentin (Innbundet)

Series:  498


Louise Jacobs

Norwegian title: Via Florentin
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 96
Publisher: Flamme Forlag
Språk: Bokmål
Serienummer: 498
ISBN/EAN: 9788282885140
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Via Florentin

In Via Florentin we meet a young couple, both of them artists, and follow them through their destructive relationship as it slowly dissolves. The perspective alters between his and hers, and we're presented with their power demonstrations, as they time and time again try to outdo the other, both in art and in love.

Via Florentin, which consists of three parts, is first and foremost a novel driven by a defined aesthetic, and associative digressions, where each text can be read as performance art. Both struggle on their end with family relations, her with a father who early left the farther role, and him with a mother ill with cancer, which, together with a miscarriage, becomes the red thread running through the plot of the novel.

In the book's final part the female artist has lost both the child she was carrying and the man she was expecting it with, and she writes herself literally into Tracey Emin's artwork My bed, where she practically disintegrates into the art.

Via Florentin is an absurd and sensuous novel full of intimate confrontations on the performing stage of love and art, and what follows of ambitions, narcissism, ecstasy, misunderstandings, and exaggerations.

«Via Florentin
is messy and erotic, but above anything fun and rich on ideas. Reading the novel is a bit like witnessing a chain-collision.»

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Reviews Via Florentin

"Via Florentin er sølete og erotisk, men aller mest idérik og morsom. Å lese romanen er litt som å bevitne en kjedekollisjon"

Victoria Durnak,

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