Tomas Espedal: Imot kunsten (Against Art)

The latest addition to my website is Tomas Espedal‘s Imot kunsten (Against Art). The narrator – Tomas Espedal – has just lost his wife and is now responsible for being both mother and father to his fifteen-year old daughter, Amalie. He is a writer and we learn how he became one but also see how he writes – very well – at the same time as we learn that we are, to a great extent, made by our families and we learn about the previous generations of his family and how their behaviour and actions influenced subsequent generations, including him, whether they liked it or not or admitted it or not. However, above all it is the fine writing of the author as he goes through life that makes this book.

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