Against Nature: The Notebooks

Espedal, Tomas

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Offers an examination of factory work, love's labor, and the work of writing. The author dwells on the notion that working is required in order to live in compliance with society, but is this natural? And how can it be natural when he is drawn toward impossible things-impossible love, books, myths, and taboos? Translator(s): Anderson, James. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 135 x 23. Weight in Grams: 366. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In contemporary Norwegian fiction Tomas Espedal?s work stands out as uniquely personal; it can be difficult to separate the fiction from Espedal?s own experiences. Against Nature, a companion volume to Espedal's earlier Against Art, is an examination of factory work, love?s labor, and the work of writing. Espedal dwells on the notion that working is required in order to live in compliance with society, but is this natural? And how can it be natural when he is drawn toward impossible things—impossible love, books, myths, and taboos? He is drawn into the stories of Abélard and Héloïse, of young Marguerite Duras and her Chinese lover, and soon realizes that he, too, is turning into a person who must choose to live against nature.
“A masterpiece of literary understatement. Everybody who has recently been thirsting for a new, unexhausted realism, like water in the desert, will love this book.?— Die Zeit, on the Norwegian edition

About the Author: Tomas Espedal is the author of several novels and prose collections. James Anderson's literary translations from the Norwegian include  Berlin Poplars, by Anne B. Ragde;  Nutmeg, by Kristin Valla; and several books by Jostein Gaarder.

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