“Silje Bekeng is a young Norwegian writer/journalist/critic who gives (or once gave) her location as “Brooklyn/Oslo”; she has a funny essay at N1BR (“the book review supplement to n+1 magazine”) called Into the Woods, about the peculiar obsessions of Norwegian literature going back to Hamsun. I’m sure she exaggerates for effect, but she provides a great series of “excerpts from the jacket copy of novels published by young(ish) writers in recent years” that certainly seem to illustrate her point, which she states here:” NORSK NOVELISTS IN THE WOODS.

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