This Should Be Written in the Present Tense (Paperback)

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By Helle Helle, Martin Aitken (Translator)
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There's a spare yet unfiltered quality to Helle Helle's prose which, when you get the hang of it, is a brilliant reflection of the desultory young narrator. As she navigates Denmark's landscapes, train stations & department stores, a bird call or lost picnic basket make random appearances & are given the same weight as a funeral or break-up. Recommended to fans of Sheila Heti's How Should A Person Be?, Lydia Davis's The End of the Story, Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation.

Jamie

 
— From This Should Be Written in the Present Tense

Description


Dorte is twenty and adrift, pretending to study literature at Copenhagen University. In reality she is riding the trains and clocking up random encounters in her new home by the railway tracks. She remembers her ex, Per - the first boyfriend she tells us about, and the first she leaves - as she enters a new world of transient relationships, random sexual experiences and awkward attempts to write.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781593766337
ISBN-10: 1593766335
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Publication Date: January 12th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English