Const Literary (P)review #1+2

Const Literary (P)review #1+2
Author: Ida Therén (Ed.)
Language: English - Swedish
Pages: 287
Size: 17 x 23 cm
Weight: 476 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789163713576
Availability: In stock
Price: €15.00
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"We lacked an outlet for challenging fiction and poetry in Sweden 2012, and decided to start CONST Literary (P)review.
As literary publishing becomes more and more commercialised the publication of quality literature is decreased and marginalized. It is pushed from the mainstream to the niches where visual art and theater is already found. Where we decided to meet the writers with open arms. During spring 2012 we requested challenging texts written in swedish. The response was huge. We’re now done with the the cherry-picking and getting ready for the release of the first issue.
If we were to talk in terms of fine art, maybe we imagine the equivalent of Louise Bourgeois or a messy painting by Francis Bacon. Beautiful but difficult. Perversions that give pleasure, or days when you see God.
We like it when literature is understandable without being stupefying, exciting without involving brutal murders. Literature that burns and says something about our society without being a grand political pamphlet.
Do you feel the same? If so, you can look forward to the first issue of CONST Literary (P)review that will be released in late September this fall. 10 new texts written in Swedish, from both established authors and first time authors, are published in both English and Swedish in CONST Literary (P) review. The ambition is to make a magazine, but you might as well think of it as an anthology. We want to give you a preview of what we think is the best literature in Sweden 2012. For interested Swedes, but maybe more importantly for people in other countries who are curious about what is happening here."