Tikniverihjertetomslag

Ten Knives in the Heart

November 28 2018

Ten of Norway’s sharpest contemporary pens were invited to write knife-sharp short stories based on a scene, character or event from the old sagas. Whether it focuses on Njal, his wife Bergthora or his son Skarphedin, each story must deal with a topic or event that is central to our times. It is difficult to overstate how significant the sagas are for the Scandinavian identity and for the region’s subsequent literature. This is a collection of sharp reflections on our times, which shed light on both long political lines and short, specific everyday issues.

Each author, in their own way, have examined what makes a good story nowadays, inspired by what a good story was a thousand years ago.

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“The Other Name: Septology I – II is a major new work of Jon Fosse, and is deftly translated into English by Daimon Searls. Written in hypnotic prose that shifts between the first and the third person, The Other Name calls into question concrete notions around Fosse presents us with an indelible and poignant exploration of the human condition that will endure as his masterpiece”, says his English publisher Fitzcarraldo Editons in a press release today.
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