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Solum Bokvennen

At the micro level in the language

Yoko Tawada, translated from German by Arild Vange: Without accent

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?

Svein Hammer: Social democracy versus neoliberalism. Norwegian governing art 1814–2020

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

The will to life

Michel Houellebecq., Translator Hanne Herrman: In the presence of Schopenhauer

LIFE SPARK: 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

Albert Camus: plague

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?

Pankaj Mishra. Translated by Agnete Øye: The age of fury. A story of the present

RIGHT EXTREMISM: Novelist and essayist Pankaj Mishra is on her way to Oslo. On that occasion, his global book success comes in the Norwegian paperback edition. Welcome to an inspiring, provocative and at times frustrating book.