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    Against Art: The Notebooks (Seagull World Literature) (Hardback) By (author) Tomas Espedal, Translated by James Anderson

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    DescriptionIn contemporary Norwegian fiction Tomas Espedal's work stands out as uniquely personal; it can be difficult to separate the fiction from Espedal's own experiences. In that vein, his novel "Against Art" is not just the story of a boy growing up to be a writer, but it is also the story of writing. Specifically, it is about the profession of writing - the routines, responsibility, and obstacles. Yet, "Against Art" is also about being a father, a son, and a grandson; about a family and a family's tales, and about how preceding generations mark their successors.

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    Against Art
    The Notebooks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tomas Espedal, Translated by James Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 172
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 370 g
    ISBN 13: 9780857420183
    ISBN 10: 0857420186

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 27
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    DC22: 839.82/38
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO008000
    DC22: 839.8238
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 08
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004130
    DC22: 809.9338
    LC classification: PT8951.15.S64 I4613 2011
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    Edition statement
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Imprint name
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Publication date
    26 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Tomas Espedal is the author of several novels and prose collections, including Tramp, also published by Seagull Books. James Anderson's literary translations from the Norwegian include Berlin Poplars, by Anne B. Ragde; Nutmeg, by Kristin Valla; and several books by Jostein Gaarder.
    Review quote
    "One of the most beautiful, most important books I've read for years." (Klassekampen) "Espedal has written an amazingly rich novel, which will assuredly stand out as one of the year's best and will also further fortify the quality of Norwegian literature abroad." (Adresseavisen) "Against Art attacks literature while at the same time being intensely literary. Our greatest sorrows and torments, the individual experiences often so anemic in art, find a voice of their own." (Morgenbladet) "Against Art moves me with its maternal history and proves yet again that Tomas Espedal writes great novels." (Dag og Tid)"