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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".
The newspaper of around 100 pages also includes the theme supplement ORIENTERING and / or the documentary film magazine MODERN TIMES REVIEW.
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Bold text, open work. One poetics

POESI: Heart that stops beating is the narrator's pulse.

99 percent apocalypse

Politics breaks down the literature of this occasionally striking American dystopia.

How to find meaning in life?

Fiction: With Islam as optics, Houellebecq shows a continent, and a France, which is dried out for both tradition and vitality.

The war that changed us

Inside Life tells from the inside about international relief, about the backstage game, and how it goes when aid organizations take part in a civil war.

About real and imaginary threats to Norway

Continued refugee flows, jihadism and increasing resource scarcity could lead to a long-term economic decline, says Helge Lurås.

Five pictures and one letter

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


Scandinavian poetry readers with an interest in what is written outside the home regions do not come out of the Swedish journal OEI.

Cheerful and generous articles from the old man against the stream

Dag Solstad is hunting for the novel's essence.

Brilliant on earth

Knight's review and criticism of Munch's art are both hysterically funny, well-written and in many ways apt. But historical art criticism can have dubious value when it is as wrong as this one.

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.

A Nietzschean art history driven by historical forces

Aby Warburg's understanding of images has left traces. He anticipated the montage concept of Russian filmmakers, and has inspired writers and art historians. Recently, a lecture was given about him in Oslo.

The unbearable life

Imagination is the most important thing we have for creating collective change, says the authors of Resilient Life. The Art of Living Dangerously. They are critical of the sensitive person of neoliberalism.

A tsunami of images

In a world of directed images, it is crucial to have the right to decide how to appear yourself.

Close to evil

Literature and art can create understanding and comfort in the hopeless.

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.