Never Mind It
By: Lise Lyng Falkenberg
Length: 316 pages
Release date: Sep 15, 2013
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Peter is a writer in his late twenties who doesn't seem to be able to write something honest and personal. Although he has found the love of his life, he doesn't seem to be able to hold on to her either. In fact his entire life seems so absurd that it could as well have been thought up by a madman!
This hilarious and ironic metatext, which the critics called a “Postmodern novel sparkling with narrative skills and the joy of storytelling" when it was first published in the author's native language, Danish, is a novel like no other. Purposely and sarcastically it breaks every rule in writing, commenting on itself as a text and on other texts as well and testing the limits of literature. The contents of the novel is just as bizarre as its form, but behind the eccentric characters and their nonsensical problems, lies a story about love, honesty and the difficult task of expressing yourself as an author. It's crazy, it's funny and it's deep.
Lise Lyng Falkenberg holds two Ph.D. degrees, one in Comparative Literature and one in Cultural studies as well as a BA in Semiotics. This is the first time that "Never Mind It" has been available in English and the author herself has translated it. The novel was first published in Danish in 1995.