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book review – literature

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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Hans Blumenberg – critic and myth creator

The mythical dimension of politics can quickly become an unpleasant topic – but myth formation is also an indispensable part of our practical lives, according to German Hans Blumenberg.

Five pictures and one letter

About Camilla Groths Somewhere out there I'm happy (Flame Forlag)

The art of becoming oneself

If we are to become who we want to be, we should look for new examples and habits in film and literature.

When a giant falls

Both a well-balanced and anecdotal account of the eventual fall of the Ottoman Empire.

Essays on literature challenge established notions

Two current, young essayists each settle in their own way with the categories.

A transparent world

Dave Eggers gives us a nightmarish and caricatured yet fully possible picture of our digital future.

Skinless between the fronts

Stian Bromark, Halvor Finess Tretvoll: Alone among the many
Stian Bromark and Halvor Finess Tretvoll have given us an Evensmo biography of the highest class. Alone among the many gives us new keys to post-war Norwegian mentalities – and leftist dilemmas.

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.