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Litteraturhuset
Litteraturhuset | Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Bookstore)
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Litteraturhuset
Wergelandsveien 29
Oslo, Oslo 0167 Norway
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AnneCecilie
Litteraturhuset | Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Bookstore)
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I visited the House of Literature last night and heard Rachel Kushner talk about her novel “The Mars Room. The novel had just been translated into Norwegian.

After hearing her talk, some tings just made perfect sense. She grew up in the same area in San Francisco that Romy lives in. For me the descriptions of the area had a familiar feel to it, like you can‘t visit and get the same feelings

She also do volunteer work towards imprisoned people

AnneCecilie So she didn‘t do any formal research for the novel, but knew a lot of stories from her volunteering. That was how she knew about the inner life at death row. 2mo
Lindy I really enjoyed 2mo
AnneCecilie @Lindy I‘m enjoying it so far, and I‘ve just finished part one. 2mo
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AnneCecilie
Litteraturhuset | Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Bookstore)
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Yesterday I was at The House of Literature when Claudia Rankine gave a lecture on Black Experimental Women Writers.

Silly me thought she would talk about poets which might have something to do with the Norwegian title for the event, but she talked about art. And I‘m all here for that.

She focused particularly on Manet‘s Olympia and the Black woman in the picture that are not mentioned when this picture is analyzed by scholars.

AnneCecilie So now I need to check out the book “Posing Modernity. The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” by Denise Murrell. This book focuses on that painting and other paintings and resulted in an art exhibition. 3mo
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AnneCecilie
Litteraturhuset | Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Bookstore)
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Today I was at The House of Literature and heard Claudia Rankine in conversation with Athena Farrokhzad. The theme was the white gaze.

She signed my book afterwards too.

merelybookish I got to hear her speak once! It was powerful! 3mo
AnneCecilie @merelybookish She has a lot of interesting things to say. I‘m so glad I‘m going back tomorrow to hear her talk about other poets. 3mo
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