The Human Sphere

Kjærstad, Jan: Menneskets felt

The Human Sphere is a collection of twenty-two essays of reflections, studies and arguments centred around spatial complexity. In these uncommonly rich texts, Kjærstad delves into the functions of lists and catalogues, the necessity of relating and listening to stories, the value of impurity, the importance of place. He sheds light on literature from different angles, vantages and points ­ such as film, quantum mechanics, the technological revolution, travel, history.
This is an inspirational and thought-provoking collection from an author who clearly demonstrates his love of words, of literature, and of knowledge from many fields.

Praise for The Human Sphere:
"As a collection of essays from a literary writer, this bears witness to a breadth of knowledge, a width of reading and an intellectual horizon that's probably unparalleled in Norwegian literature ..."
(Dagbladet)
"One can only recommend that readers immerse themselves in Jan Kjærstad himself. It's well worth it!"
(Dagsavisen)

First published: 1997, Aschehoug
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