NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Publishers Weekly (by Nick Hilden).
We’re attempting to unravel the tangled web of literature by talking with the great writers of today about the writers of yesterday who inspired them. This month, we spoke with a pair of literary trail blazers from Scandinavia about two of the preeminent titans of the written word. Olga Ravn, author of My Work and The Employees, discusses the compositional fearlessness of Doris Lessing, best known for the landmark tome The Golden Notebook. And Karl Ove Knausgård delves into the labyrinth of Jorge Luis Borges’s infinitely complex ideas.
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