Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mandomsprovet - Jonas Cramby

Introspection is not sinful per se, but in order for it to hold for a whole novel, the author needs to be able to Write.
You'd reasonably think Cramby, a skillful journalist, would fulfill that requirement, but sadly and despite appearances, journalism and literature are worlds apart.

It's interesting to note, furthermore, that the important amount of female Swedish journalists penning novels all seem exclusively to focus on societal problems - child and sexual abuse, feminism, urban poverty, immigration... - while Cramby homes in on his own midlife crisis (representative though it may be of a whole generation of Westerners (my generation!) refusing to adhere to the traditional view of what 'growing up' actually means).

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