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Recommended literature this summer

Book tips MODERN TIMES's critics and editors recommend books for the summer holidays.

MODERN TIMES mainly deals with case prose, but here the critics were free to choose from both new and old, which has provided an exciting selection. All books are available in the bookstore / online bookstore (Amazon, Ark, Adlibris, Tanum, Norli).

Ranveig Eckhoff

Eckhoff's recommended

Fang Fang: Wuhan Diary, Dispatches from a Quarantined City
(HarperVia, 2020)
A diary that is now published in e-book form, by one of Chinas most important writers today. This is what the New York Times says about the book: This book is most scorching in Fang Fang's calls to hold to account the leaders who downgraded and minimized the virus, wasting nearly three weeks and allowing it to seep into the world at large. She rallies around this topic like Henry V pacing the floorboards before the Battle of Agincourt. She may live meekly during the lockdown, but she writes bold sentences. [English e-book from Amazon, German hardcover or e-book from Hoffmann Campe at Lehmanns]

James Balwin: Giovanni's room
(Released 1956, Penguin 2007)
Balwin is a vintage writer, by far. . .

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