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To value a way of life, different from that of us humans

ETHICS: 'Secondary experiences' train us to empathize with people who are in situations we ourselves have no experience with. Martha Nussbaum believes that fiction such as Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky can do this.

The effort in ORIENTERING contributed to a turning point in the Norwegian labor movement

Sigurd Evensmo <7b> Journalist in the Arbeiderpressen from 1930 to 1949 in recent years as cultural editor of Arbeiderbladet.

"The Sami language is drowning"

SAMI: It is not only the Bergen International Literature Festival that is celebrated on 6 February. The day is also the Sami national day: sámi álbmotbeaivi. "Social structures make the Sami language drown", says author Sigbjørn Skåden, who participates in LitFestBergen

Were we unimaginative and pretentious?

All the short stories remind me, in their own ways, that we should all die. Holtet Larsen's language is a cultivated language, an advanced language, is a language for the sake of language.

Give Mao the burning hearts 

China's most censored author has written a satirical and symbol-heavy martial art for the truth.

Music must be built by necessity

Do Not Say We Have Nothing is a multi-voiced novel about the collective brainwashing of the Cultural Revolution.

Freshwater pearl about the Bosnia war

Reading Faruk Sehic's novel is like washing off the gray dust of everyday language and the sweaty smell of political dichotomies.