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Old 11-04-2012, 05:58 PM   #2581
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In my experience the best one. Much less unreadable, pseudo-magical-realism bullshit that ruins his writing for me.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:43 AM   #2582
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Could anyone recommend good 20th/21st century scandinavian/icelandic literature?
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #2583
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #2584
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Is there a genre you're particularly interested in?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #2585
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Whatever you think someone who reads lovecraft, borges, continental philosophy, huysmans, bataille, lispector, mann etc.. would like.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #2586
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My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #2587
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‪Pär Lagerkvist‬ - The Dwarf

‪Vilhelm Ekelund‬ - (maybe too hard to find in English)

August Strindberg - Alone

Harry Martinson- Aimless Journeys

Björn Larsson - Dreams by the sea

Maybe you would like some of it.

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #2588
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stig dagerman is probably the best 20th century swedish author. I particularly recomment "a burnt child" and "german autumn".
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:59 AM   #2589
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stig dagerman is probably the best 20th century swedish author. I particularly recomment "a burnt child" and "german autumn".
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:14 AM   #2590
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #2591
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Speaking of Swedish authors, I'm reading My Life as a Dog by Reidar Jonsson -- thoroughly enjoyable (As an aside, if you haven't seen the movie, I'd recommend it, but the book seems a more natural expression even when translated.)
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:04 AM   #2592
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I need a couple of books to put on the list for santa, any recommendations?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #2593
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You'd have to tell us what you like, first
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #2594
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thanks for all the scandanavian lit recommendations, I have alot of books to check out now.

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lol. if you haven't already read lispector, you should - she eats a cockroach in a mystical rapture in one of her books.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:50 AM   #2595
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richard klein- cigarettes are sublime
kobe abe- woman in the dunes
maurice blanchot- the unavowable community
iris murdoch- the sea, the sea
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:53 AM   #2596
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maybe a bit earlier, but knut hamsun's 'pan' (1894) is very good and in my opinion superior to his much more famous novel 'hunger'.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #2597
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You'd have to tell us what you like, first
what's he got to do with it?

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:28 AM   #2598
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haha, i see.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #2599
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David Gates - Jernigan
Robert Irwin - Satan wants me
Mattew Stokoe - Empty Mile
These thanks to the ramblings of Ken Bruen

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste
This one thanks to that very thread.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #2600
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Could anyone recommend good 20th/21st century scandinavian/icelandic literature?
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‪Pär Lagerkvist‬ - The Dwarf

‪Vilhelm Ekelund‬ - (maybe too hard to find in English)

August Strindberg - Alone

Harry Martinson- Aimless Journeys

Björn Larsson - Dreams by the sea

Maybe you would like some of it.
The novel itself it from 1890, but I nevertheless also recommend norwegian Knut Hamsuns Hunger.

And of course Stig Larssons postmodernist The Autists, if only to confuse the feeble mind of your everyday Stieg Larsson reader. Growing up in the same town the both writers in spe actually knew each other. Since they then shared the same name - Stig - they used paper rock scissors, maybe lizard and spock as well, to decide which one had to change his name. Stieg lost.
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