This way for the gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

I am sometimes embarassed of my interest in holocaust literature. There is something morbid about wanting to read the tales of death chambers, of cattle cars, of people being pulled out of their homes in middle of the night. And yet, it is such a bizarre side of reality - something so humongous and beyond … Continue reading This way for the gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Jagten (The Hunt)

Does a misunderstanding or misconception ever correct itself? In stories, misconceptions often place themselves at the center, sometimes spinning the entire tale around. Mostly, in the end, people speak up, and miraculously the fog lifts. Not so in the crisp and stony reality from Thomas Vinterberg. In his movie, he marks out how it is … Continue reading Jagten (The Hunt)

Emergence of Memory: conversations with WG Sebald

Sebald's voice is unmistakable in all his works. All his narrators, the reliable and unreliable ones, speak in his voice. The characters narrated by those narrators speak in his voice. To me, these works are as intimate as you could get with him. And yet, somehow these conversations have been able to achieve a slightly … Continue reading Emergence of Memory: conversations with WG Sebald