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13.5 Self-Control

The second volume in Stig Saeterbakken's loosely connected "S Trilogy" Self-Control moves from the dark portrait of codependent marriage featured in the acclaimed Siamese to a world of solitary loneliness and repression. A middle-aged man, Andreas Feldt, feeling that he is unable to communicate with his adult daughter over the course of a friendly lunch, announces on an inexplicable whim that he is going to get a divorce. Though his daughter is initially shocked,… (more)

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Saeterbakken's writing is unyieldingly intense and sometimes dismally funny. The prose, in Sean Kinsella's English translation, is direct and starkly unlyrical, if weakened occasionally by cliche.

Book Details  

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (November 12, 2012)

Collection: Norwegian Literature

Format: EPUB

Page count: 140 pages

Protection: Watermark

Language: English

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