Theater of Cruelty

Solum Bokvennen

The animals in our world of fables and symbols

NATURE:How the world has looked from the animals' point of view – how mammals, reptiles, insects, birds and fish have reacted to us – has been absent from our imaginary world. When nature seemed threatening, it had to be fought.

Pragmatic utopianism

ENVIRONMENT: Among those who recognize the climate and nature crisis, the narratives that tie the damage of the past and the solutions of the future together are very different. 'Hammer's little green' invites debate and discussion.

Ruins in neat rows

PROXIMITY: Why are we concerned with memories? And who are we if we don't remember others, and no one remembers us? What Hélène Cixous wants is to speak out against oblivion, to show what it means to be persecuted. She asks: Where did the humanity go?

European DNA

DEMOCRACY: Rémi Brague analyzes in an original, albeit not unproblematic manner, his way to Europe's DNA – if Europe were to have an inferiority complex, why have we always arrogantly and brutally sought to incorporate others, take over, defeat? The second book, by Mikkel Bolt and Dominique Routhier, presents democratic texts of the time.

What tricks does the Catholic right have to resort to in order to define itself as the center of Europe

THE WEST: European culture is "characterized by a melancholy feeling due to its alienation or inferiority to a source that evokes a nostalgic feeling". Really?

At the micro level in the language

CULTURAL CRITICISM: Yoko Tawada moves between German and Japanese words – in line with Paul Celan or Roland Barthes. But did you know that tears contain the stress hormone cortisol?

Neoliberalism as a more indirect art of governing?

MANAGEMENT: This is a book about what neoliberalism is – also as a more indirect art of governing

The will to life

LIVSGNIST: First comes poverty and hardship, the diseases, the struggle to save lives. Then comes the sorrows of love, jealousy, envy, hatred, anxiety, greed, and greed for goods and gold.

Pandemics and the free man

DISASTERS: Is there anything to learn from Albert Camus' plague, or is the book hyped up due to the corona pandemic?

Can the past explain today's furious young men?

RIGHT EXTREMISM: The novelist and essayist Pankaj Mishra is on his way to Oslo. For this reason comes his global boxing success in the Norwegian pocket edition. Welcome to an inspiring, provocative and at times frustrating book.