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A Line in the World in Rave Review from Harper’s Magazine

The US edition of Dorthe Nors’s A Line in the World has received a rave pre-pub review from Harper’s Magazine:

A Line in the World by the luminous Danish writer Dorthe Nors, offers the antithesis of de Bellaigue’s or Mufti’s intense histories. Nors, known primarily as a fiction writer, here embarks on a languorous and evocative tour of her native Denmark, from Rudbøl at the German border to Skagen at the northernmost tip. The dramas of the past are evoked not so much through individual characters as through their traces—buildings, ruins, shipwrecks—and this westerly Denmark is less the land of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales and sleek Georg Jensen designs than a place of ancient landscapes steeped in myth. /…/ nature is at the heart of this beautiful book, framed in essay-like chapters, superbly translated by Caroline Waight.”

A Line in the World will be published in the US by Graywolf Press on November 1st.

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