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LitHouse is the English language podcast from the House of Literature (litteraturhuset) in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers.
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Sep 8, 2017

In this episode, you can hear a conversation between the American writer Jonathan Safran Foer and the Norwegian writer and journalist Bjørn Gabrielsen, that took place on August 16th, 2017. Everything solid and fixed falls apart in Jonathan Safran Foer’s third novel Here I Am. The Jewish American couple Jacob and Julia find that both their relationship and the rituals that they have built their family life around, gradually lose their meaning. When the unimaginable happens, and Israel suffers both an earthquake and then a devastating defeat in war, Jacob finds himself in a deep identity crisis, as a husband, a father and a Jew.

 

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Sep 1, 2017

In this episode, you can hear a conversation between the American writers Siri Hustvedt and Chris Kraus, led by Anne-Hilde Neset, director of Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo.


Why are men still connected to intellect and society, and women to emotions and the body? This is one of the key questions in this conversation, as Hustvedt, Kraus and Neset discuss gender and perception of literature and art, talking about female antiheroes, rage and women’s place and recognition in the art world. In Siri Hustvedt's last essay collection, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, she examines how narrow ideas of gender and perception affect how we experience art and literature. Art and identity is also a topic in her latest novel, The Blazing World. Chris Kraus, famous writer of the kult novel I love Dick, is the author of a number of genre bending essays and novels dealing with women's experiences in the art world. The conversation took place on August 21st, 2017.

 

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

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