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By Tomas Espedal, James Anderson

In modern Norwegian fiction Tomas Espedal’s paintings stands proud as uniquely own; it may be tough to split the fiction from Espedal’s personal studies. In that vein, his novel Against Art is not only the tale of a boy transforming into as much as be a author, however it can also be the tale of writing. in particular, it's in regards to the occupation of writing—the exercises, accountability, and stumbling blocks. but, Against paintings is additionally approximately being a father, a son, and a grandson; a couple of relations and a family’s stories, and approximately how previous generations mark their successors. it truly is immediately approximately offerings and alterations, approximately movement and leisure, approximately relocating to a brand new position, and approximately living.
Praise for the Norwegian Edition
“One of the main appealing, most vital books i have learn for years.”—Klassekampen
“Espedal has written an amazingly wealthy novel, so one can veritably stand out as one of many year’s top and also will additional enhance the caliber of Norwegian literature abroad.”— Adresseavisen
Against Art attacks literature whereas even as being intensely literary. our best sorrows and torments, the person reviews frequently so anemic in artwork, discover a voice in their own.”—Morgenbladet
Against Art strikes me with its maternal heritage and proves once more that Tomas Espedal writes nice novels.”—Dag og Tid

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The ]jving room was large and bright with windows aU down the south-facing wall, a wall of windows, it looked out on co the patio where my grandmother grew tlowers in potS and rubs, climbing roses on a rrellis fL'I:ed co the high brick wall; it was a garden. A garden on the roof. md conunumg thcre, so it ~cemed, flowers were eu·n'\\ here. I lower~ and book~. books in a long hnokcbe that had been specialh made and took up the enure •·nd wall. a wall o f leather-bound book~. ~ek. ; 1mporunce of books.

He had to wo rk ovcr- nme. W'ould spend rhe night in town. At the railway hotd, the Te rm1nu~ Horel, ~targit was to telephone there if there was anythmg im portant. Thea clearly recalled d1e way he came walkin):( out of his office, so 'J'OIIIAI BIPBDAL rufferent, resolute, :mgry almost, it frightened her, he came walklng straight towards her, as if he wanted to chase her, he d id want to chase her. She Look a quick step backwards, wanted to tum and leave, wanted to run or walk, but he caught hold of her arm, held her fast.

She puts her arm around him and kisses him on the mouth, he ~mell~ good and he's got dressed up, it's Sunday. He has spread a white tablecloth o n the table, laid the Sunday plates and silver cutlery, the best glasses. Are we expecting visitors? ~he ask~. he hushes her, hu rn cs he r, tells her tO change, she's 10 fron t of the big wardrobe when she hears the knock at the door. il 's l\lanin and Margie Her siste r and her boyfriend, Maron 0 en. He's older thltn l'vlargit, has a child from a previous marriage.

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