if you need to start with the obvious: the Wera von Essen "”, Violence, and close calls,” is exactly the kind of novel that was a little scornfully, in the litteraturdebatt of privileging the author in the process, which is more-or-less autobiographical echoes of his neurosis. Yes, it could be an accurate (albeit superficial) description of the novel.
the Protagonist goes to the bus through the city, is working on a novel and is working on the hotel, dates in history, and meet the lovers, as she has violent sex with it. Sometimes it seems that the von Essen is almost playing with the genre, ”which is a swishbetalning a foodorapaket they should be, the relationship of the senkapitalismen, it may, for example, hot, hot.
Each piece is written in one long sentence.
But, as I said, a superficial explanation. It is in fact a continuous narrative, and the quest for something else: the erasure, an exemption from the self. Hence, the character of devotion in their tasks, hence an on-going process of conversion to the catholic religion, and, consequently, the sex that is filled with violence and subjugation. The three perform the same function. ”The most terrifying thing about God is that He requires our consent, and that He is waiting for our consent, He will not force himself on,” is a beautifully worded summary of her longing to be relieved of the agent, and to just be in the experience.
Also, was the Essence of the novel, ”A debutants nature, was no doubt the applicant, but it has a different base. It is a more mature, more focused. The text is at the same time, the fast-paced and almost meditative:) every piece is written in one long sentence, like a breath. It provides one of the closest to frantically appearance, at the same time as the composition is simple and repetitive, ”and I took the 4 to the a bus,” ”I didn't take the 4 the bus”, many of them, which is a prayer or a curse, this is a way to create the texture.
A meeting is beyond the power masochismen
the Story will grow even when the main character begins to spend time with their neighbor, the famous, and much older artist. He would only be in the world, "he says," because, as he says, he is perfectly recognizable (he is). But between them, there arises a meeting is beyond the power masochismen with the lovers. A call, to humility, and the curiosity from both sides. This relationship allows the novel's second part, a surprisingly gentle and romantic.
Despite the fact that not much actually happens in ”Violence and close calls,” at the same time as all this happens, the text is dense and it has a terrible rep, which makes it hard to put down the novel before it, is depicted. ”A work of art is a corner of reality seen through a temperament,” wrote the Zola , and is also on the Wera von Essen's corner, the reality is as well known for her temper is definitely a unique case.
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by Therese Bohman is a writer and konstredaktör in the Swedish newspaper Expressen kultursida. Her most recent novel, ”Aftonland”.
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