bertramonline > readings

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 462 reviews so far. Titles marked with a * are particular favorites.


Søren Ulrik Thomsen: Nye Digte  *

An audacious title for a watershed of a book in Danish poetry and in Mr Thomsen’s career: after this, his slide into some form of religiosity makes him much less interesting to me. The best poems in this here volume are crisp, taut diamonds of the Danish language.