Art Garfunkel famously keeps track of the books he has read since 1968. As of writing this, the count is 1327 (he does not add a review). I thought I could do something similar but I am adding short reviews of books as I read them, and I rake my brain over what I read over the last decades. This is, evidently, a work-in-progress: there are 566 reviews so far. Titles marked with a * are particular favorites.

Johannes V. Jensen: Himmerlandshistorier *

So: Nobel prize winner Jensen wrote novels, poetry, and short stories — a man for all seasons, especially as he created a masterpiece in each genre. These short stories are at the same time local and realistic, and at the same time outside of normal time and space, existing in a mythical Denmark that never was exactly that way — but could very well have been. His prose is remarkable: it has rhythm and drive and is crystal clear. You want to read some of these sentences out loud.