fredag den 2. december 2016

#Fridayreads



Min fredagsbog er Paul Austers Moon Palace. Et af de fag jeg følger på UCL handler om de allerførste fiktive månerejser i litteraturen. Selvom det til tider er lidt tørt, er det alligevel ganske morsomt at læse om bevingede mænd, mærkværdige flyvende maskiner og absurde beskrivelser af månens beboere. Moon Palace er en noget nyere roman, men der er bygget op omkring mange af disse første fiktive månerejser, og det er en fryd at læse, hvordan de gives nye klæder og hvirvles ind i nye absurde fortællinger. 

Hvilken bog er din fredagsbog? 


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This friday I'm reading Paul Auster's novel Moon Palace. I'm attending a course on the first fictional moon voyages in literature, and even though it is a little bit dry at times, it is still rather enjoyable to read about men with wings, odd flying machines and absurd descriptions of the inhabitants of the moon. Moon Palace is a very new novel in comparison, but it is built upon a lot of these first fictional moon voyages, and it's so lovely to read about how these stories are given new life and how they're used in new absurd narratives.

What are you reading this friday? 

4 kommentarer:

  1. Jeg læste denne for mange år siden og var meget begejstret for den. Er der noget med en, der møblerer sin lejlighed med bøger? Eller er det en anden Auster-roman?

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    1. Ja, jeg er også virkelig glad for den indtil videre! Og du har ret, Marco - hovedpersonen - arver næsten 2000 bøger, og bruger kasserne de er opbevaret i som møbler, indtil han begynder at læse/sælge dem, og langsomt ender med at bo i en helt tom lejlighed. Jeg synes, det er så fin en idé at bo en lejlighed, hvor alt er bøger!

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  2. Hi Ida,
    I must confess that I don’t know any novels by Paul Auster. I read something about “Moon Palace” and I am really interested to read that book. The character of the story, Marco Stanley Fogg, associates his name with three travelers: Marco Polo, Henry Morton Stanley and Phileas Fogg in the novel "Around the World in 80 Days" of Jules Verne. Stories about Marco Polo and the novels of Jules Verne were my favorite reading stuff in my youth and don’t laugh, I still always like the books. By the way, do you know, that Paul Auster restrains from using computers and the internet, writing no emails? I have two nonfictional books on my radar, “Data and Goliath” by Bruce Schneier and “Dragnet Nation” by Julia Angwin. I know, after reading them I won’t feel better, but without the use of the internet, I couldn’t read your blog.:-)
    Best regards
    Wolfgang
    PS: I put in a comment to your post “Grief is Thing with Feathers” from 3rd November.

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    1. Hello Wolfgang

      I feel very ambivalent Paul Auster, because I didn't really enjoy the New York Trilogy. It just seemed to strange for my taste (although I usually like strange), but this novel is really interesting and I'm definitely enjoying it!
      Yes, there are a lot of references like that. Not only his name, but also explicitly the stories of Columbus and Marco Polo are intervened in the plot, just as "Around the World in 80 Days" and "A Voyage to the Moon" is. Intertextuality has always been something I enjoyed.
      I must admit, I have never read "Around the world in 80 days". That's a little embarrassing, I think. I feel as if it is one of those books, you just have to read.

      I had no idea Paul Auster restrains from using the internet. All the research is does for his books must take ages without internet!

      I hope you're well! I have responded to your comment on my review of Grief is the Thing with Feathers :-)

      All the best
      Ida

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