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MODERN TIMES is as a commentary at the same time a book review with around 40 books mentioned in each issue (March, June, September, December). We discuss (preferably in an essayistic way) nonfiction Interior political, ecological and philosophical literature, but also literature in our time "big tech".
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Superhuman Pippi


Astrid Lindgren: Ur-Pippi (original script)

The original Pippi Longstocking script was rejected by Bonniers in 1944, but is now published as a separate book.

The childless orphanage children


Ingjerd Tjelle: Care and abuse. Meetings with orphanage children.

A broad review of orphanages in Finnmark in the 1900 century. The book breaks down the mistreatment of children who have nothing left for what is practiced in adult prison camps. With the blessing of God.

Needless and no cannon


Ane Farsethås, Øyvor Dalan Vik: essential

Feminists often complain about the male canon. Here are two women who just repeat it. Uncertain for what reason.

Out in the wild


Fredrik Barth: We humans

A social anthropologist summarizes his work in an interesting and surprisingly easy way.

Brass brothers in book form


Veslemøy Østrem (ed.): The Brazz Brothers

When "girlfriends" are going to write a book about their husbands, we could fear the worst of either nosy admiration or ridiculous extradition.

Tasty carotid artery


Trude Lorentzen, Karin Beate Nøsterud (photo): E6. A journey through Norwegians' lives

Well-written and stylish book about a country located somewhere between the continental and "Norway Around".

Little national spirit


Stian Bromark, Dag Herbjørnsrud: Norway – a small piece of world history

It turns quickly when Bromark and Herbjørnsrud point out Norwegian complacency and Norwegian forgetfulness.

Gender without discretion


Knut Kolnar: The male animal – Desire in modern film

A horrifying example of how bad it can go when using a fashionable academic theory as a map, and trying to adapt the terrain accordingly.