Hvem lever et hummerliv og hva kan det innebære? Vi møter Sedd, 14 år, som bor sammen med besteforeldrene sine på Fåvnesheim Høyfjellshotell på 80-tallet. Hotellet er stort med svømmebasseng og minigolf, med glansdagene er forbi. Gjestene er mistet til den infernalske syden, som bestefaren sier. Så nå er det mer spesielle gjester som kommer, […]
A group inspired by Norse mythology is hunting down and executing part of the financial and political elite, claiming the judicial system has failed. The murders trigger fear within the establishment and applause in social media. When one of Norway’s richest men is found executed in a closed down nursing home, Milo Cavalli joins the team […]
A novel about a woman with a strong will and a weak heart. We live our lives surrounded by others. We may believe we know who we are, but will never find out how others see us and what role we play in their lives. The following facts are true about Margrete Ecker: She […]
Kristoffer Hatteland Endresen
A little like us: A pig’s tale
Litt som oss. En fortelling om grisen
Winston Churchill said: ‘Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us. Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal.’ But the relationship between pig and human is complicated.
The pig is a living metaphor for all that is filthy, ugly, shameful and sinful. The pig is cast out – or more accurately, penned in, carefully concealed from the human gaze. Industrially farmed pigs never have the experience of lumbering out into the fresh spring air after being shut in for half a year like cows, and few people seem to care. At the same time, the pig is an invaluable medical model for the human body. And it is the animal we have eaten most of in the past fifty years.
To get to the bottom of its essence and its mysteries, Kristoffer Hatteland Endresen cared for a litter of pigs from birth to slaughter in Jæren’s intensive pork industry. The result is a fascinating tale of appetite and aversion, meat and morals. And of a question that has haunted us across the ages: where, in fact, is the dividing line between humans and animals?
We have never had access to more information – but does this mean we have become wiser? Quite the opposite, many would say, as we have never been exposed to so many lies and misleading information. But this isn’t all down to fake news – channels and social media like Twitter and Facebook: […]
700,000 people die from antibiotic-resistant bacteria across the world every year. In the United States, resistant bacteria require three times as many human lives as HIV/AIDS. The World Health Organization warns: Without antibiotics, medical science is going to be set back 100 years in time. Not only will we be powerless against treating […]
Norla, Norwegian Literature Abroad is annoucing new Norwegians books this autumn. Here are two amongst them. You will find the others on this address: https://norla.no/en/focus_titles/78, Just click on the books for more informations. 2 fictions: Is mother dead, by Vigdis Hjorth and The One Needful Thing, by Olaug Nilssen. Both are famous fiction writers. […]