Literature: A Men’s Club?

Virginia Woolf photographed by Gisèle Freund

A few months back, I had my bike fixed in a little shop in Copenhagen. While waiting for it, I chatted with the mechanic who happened to also have a master in literature. Chatting about books to read to his newly born, he suddenly looked at me and said: “I’ve never read a good book… Continue reading Literature: A Men’s Club?

The Future of Reading, or: A Book Isn’t a Book Isn’t a Book Isn’t a Book

Back when Gertrude Stein wrote her famous poem on a rose in 1913, a book was the only way of communicating a literary message besides the news papers’ feuilletons. A book was a book, in short. Within the literary field many things have happened in the past 100 years: New formats have come to life… Continue reading The Future of Reading, or: A Book Isn’t a Book Isn’t a Book Isn’t a Book

What has literature got to do with it?

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]The question of literature’s role in understanding society [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]To many, literature is a recreational activity, a necessary evil to passing exams at school or… Continue reading What has literature got to do with it?