What I’m reading
Karl Ove Knausgård’s A Death in the Family
A simply stunning piece of work, one of the most intimate books I have ever read. Translated from Norwegian.
Diego Marani’s New Finnish Grammar
I’ve just received it, but the story is compelling: a mysterious man with amnesia shows up in Italy during WWII with a Finnish name on his clothes. Translated from Italian.
D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover
A good book, but I feel that its status as a “classic” is due more to its 1960 obscenity trial than the writing.
Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!
This was one of the titles on the short list for the aborted Pultizer Prize in Fiction this year.
Yes, this is the Swedish version of the book. It hasn’t been released yet. The link is to the English version.
Nokia’s Quarterly Report
Poor, poor Nokia. Reading their quarterly reports is like hearing what a doctor has to say about a cancer patient’s periodic chemo sessions.