"Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl concern is not with their samtidstexter"
"Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl has managed to maintain a punk experimentimage from the time when he was mainly known for her recitations, but has in recent years also become acclaimed prosaförfattare. "
"I discovered him with the novel Stupidity, whose tragicomic language and gaze trapped me. Oralorium – poems about social issues is the first poetry collection translated into English. "
"however, It is not really about the poems, if you poems mean wrapped the sentences, but rather short poetic essays on everything from football to forgiveness. "
"Everything unfolds in a very specific time, and it is a problem. It seems that the narrator in the poems is as tired as the reader, I, at least, is on the present. Facebook often occur, and the text evokes the same sort of apathy that when you scroll through the Facebook feed. Each poem ends with the lines ”And so on and so on”. It is symptomatic of a book I runs through and past. "
"Norðdahl is as I said used to stand on stage, and in the spoken form would be poems guaranteed to be exhilarating. It almost goes to hear the audience's laughter. I think of the poet Lina Ekdahl which can also be experienced quite differently depending on whether the text is spoken or are in the binders."
"For someone who as well as has the aura of belonging to the scandinavian fiction avant-garde amazed I actually over kylskåpspoesin in Oralorium. ”... take a detour past the beggars and those who sell subscriptions on compassion” feels more like to see Emil Jensen perform at the Southern theatre. "
"Or as in ”responsibility”: ”Svartingarna responsible for the dance floor. Svartingarna responsible for the benefit system”. The test is for slentrianmässig to provoke, if it is the intention, and Norðdahls operation with stereotypes is not even particularly ... fun. Which is about all this book seems to hope for. Concern makes the never. "
"the Above paragraph shows quite well how the poem works: It stacks claims until all objections and actions are hopeless and impossible. Even if the contemporary man has more choices than ever, more channels to discuss in, it seems that the world close around us and become a klaustrofobiskt rooms. Which also applies to Oralorium. And so on and so forth."
"Oralorium – poems about social issues."
"Trans. John Swedenmark"