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Én af os sover

3.30  ·  Rating details ·  471 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Én af os sover, der er skrevet af Josefine Klougart, er en roman om at miste og blive forladt, men også om at se lyset igen.
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published by Rosinante (first published 2012)
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Rebecka
This is possibly the most boring book I've ever read. Perhaps stating one thing and then its opposite and then throwing in a misplaced colon is considered artistic -- I only found it annoying.

Most of all, I found this book lazy. It's just a jumbled mess of sentences about the narrator's mother or exes and yes, some of the sentences are actually great, but how hard is that to accomplish when there's no story, no complexity? It's just weird sentence after weird sentence and it all feels so fake, s
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Chad Post
I am the publisher of this book. Proud publisher. It's really fantastic.
Astrid
Jun 23, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ja, den der sov var mig
Claudia
Que livro chato. Nem consegui ler as últimas cinquenta páginas. Um dia, quem sabe volte a ele com outra disposição.
Natalie
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Već dugo nisam čitala ovako nešto ugodno, čarobno. Misli koje natjeraju da bolje pogledam taj zimski krajolik u snijegu koji me okružuje. Poetično i smirujuće. Oni koji očekuju radnju, odmah neka zaobiđu, (jer će spavati). Stvarno je glupo i šteta ovoj knjizi davati ''jedinice'' a pogotovo se ''izvlačiti'' da prijevod nije dobar. (Smiješno!!) Ovo je ''nešto više'' kroz njen jezik i razmišljanja...možeš uvidjeti jednostavnost, ljepotu, i svoje osjećaje. Kako naslov kaže: Jedno od nas spava- ja ka ...more
Jeff Bursey
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poetic, impressionistic, set in the winter or autumn more than any other season, which allows the unnamed narrator (in 1st and 3rd person) to set her thoughts against the most snow-bound backdrop or with apple trees laden with fruit, while contemplating "Death," depression, cancer, the loss of a loved one or two men in her life (though loss may be the wrong word in one instance, maybe 'less firmly held than before' would be more accurate), with the occasional resonating insight. Slow-paced at fi ...more
João Reis
Jun 22, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Kedeligggggggg.....
Jordan
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
“A car goes past. A train crosses beneath us, on the tracks under the bridge, it forms a crucifix, and we are in the middle. Your dreadful face is a caring face. What broke it.”

holy hell! i could talk forever about Josefine Klougart’s One of Us is Sleeping. @hayhails (via Instagram) recommend this book to me a few months ago. i read a short description on Goodreads, added it to my tbr list, so nonchalant about it. now i am here & i can say that this is easily one of my new favorites. what a
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Stina Haraldsson
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blir inte riktigt klok på den här boken och vad jag tycker om den. Först blir jag irriterad. Den är poetisk, abstrakt, kanske pretentiös, nästan bara ordekvilibrism. Sedan försöker jag ge upp tanken på att ta in den fulla vidden av varje mening, jag läser delvis långsammare och mer koncentrerat. Jag tvingas njuta av den mer i stunden än av andra böcker. Det finns inte en handling att minnas, riktigt, utan mest vackert sammanfogade ord i meningar sprängfyllda av mening. Det är svårt att ta till s ...more
Jenny (Reading Envy)
This is a novel to read in a certain mood. It is very atmospheric, emotion-based, musings on death and love and loss. There is not a lot of plot, almost zero dialogue, but this is not a complaint for me. The novel is marketed as being about a woman dealing with her mother's cancer but I found that to be a background fact; most of the story and reflections are about her romantic relationship. I found my best strategy was to read this in between other books, and just linger over a few pages at a t ...more
Helena (Renchi King)
Kakav promašaj za mene! Nikako ne volim ovaj stil pisanja.Čini mi se kao sebičan stil.Kao da je spisateljica skupila neke svoje apstraktne misli (koje je ležerno zapisivala po raznim marginama novina,salvetama,bilo gdje...) i od toga sastavila roman koji samo ona razumije.Treba sto posto koncentracije da se shvati što je htjela reći.Zamorno. Preskočiti bez grižnje savjesti!
Bert
De boeken die je leest in eenzelfde periode ga je vaak op één of andere manier met elkaar verbinden, iets waar ik me althans voortdurend op betrap. En soms worden die verbindingen door anderen aan elkaar geknoopt. Zo kom ik de laatste maanden vaak dezelfde auteurs en werken tegen in de boeken die ik lees, in de besprekingen die ik erover opzoek, in de bronnen en inspiraties van de auteurs,...

In een review van Een van ons slaapt werden onderstaande auteurs en citaten weergegeven als invloeden op
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Carolina Paiva
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite book of 2018 so far.
Meade
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
On a recent trip to Denmark, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with this author - not knowing at the time that she was an author. Once I found out, I rushed to buy her book on my kindle to enjoy while I was traveling there. This is marked as a novel but is more of a prose poem - gorgeous language that takes a while to read because it must be absorbed more than read. It is not a quick or easy read, and the perspectives shift and can lead to confusion, but it feels as though being off-bal ...more
jeremy
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, translation
we know so very little; so little that what we think to be knowledge is hardly worth reckoning with at all; instead we ought to settle for being pleasantly surprised if, on the edge of things, against all expectations, our assumption should be disproved.

if it turns out we know just a fragment of the world.

constant motion, collapsing buildings and meticulous work in stone. the unfamiliar as a wall we must forever scrabble to remove in order to find our humanity there and perhaps even love someon
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Mehmet
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melankoli biraz sıkıcıdır, uzun uzun anlatılan bazı şeyler ve kendi dertlerini biteviye anlatan insanlar daha da sıkıcıdır. Fakat bu kitap öyle değil. Keder var, hüzün var, müthiş güzel tespitler var. Dağınık bir anlatıma rağmen okurken hiç yorulmadım.

Ölüm, aşk, ayrılık, ihanet, sevgi, kar, insan bedeni, eski eşyalar, anneler, kadınlar, erkekler üzerine her şey var.

İyi ki okudum. Cümleler, öyle cümleler var ki bir sobanın sıcaklığı gibi içe işliyor, öyle cümleler var ki okuyunca üşüyorsunuz. J
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Jaimie Lau
Sep 30, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The writer seems to throw as many literary devices as she can at the wall and see what sticks. Of course, as with many things, less is sometimes more. She makes the entire book incredibly hard work for the reader, foregoing direct speech and referring to characters simply as pronouns without a referent. She neglects to make anything about the narrative interesting enough to encourage the reader put in the amount of work required to follow it. Throw in the fact that each sentence is dripping in a ...more
Michael
Dec 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Bogens sidste sætning er "[...] jeg hørte hende ikke, jeg var allerede faldet i søvn". Inden jeg nåede dertil, var jeg også allerede faldet i søvn - masser af gange endda.
Antonomasia
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Antonomasia by: extracts in online lit journals Asymptote & Brooklyn Rail: http://www.asymptotejournal.com/speci... http://intranslation.brooklynrail.org...
[4.5] A stunning prose poem of a novel from Denmark, intoxicating and cosy. Verbal mulled wine. Its most powerful paragraphs are evocations of the countryside around the narrator’s parents’ home; whilst it deals in all seasons, the winters are most memorable, chiming with the mood of the book itself, which almost demands to be read curled up. I found it always made more sense that way, lying in a ball, rather than seated more upright and ‘sensibly’.

One of Us Is Sleeping has the cocooned intimacy
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Clara
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ovo je knjiga za one koji u njima ne traže radnju. Vrsnost izraza je izvansvemirska. Poetičnost, težina, emocija. Svaka rečenica je pomno ispleteno savršenstvo. For the record, ovo remek djelo je napisala dvadesetsedmogodišnjakinja! Brzo ću zaboraviti o čemu se u knjizi radilo, ali dugo ću pamtiti kako je dobra bila.
Banushka
benim için fazla lirik bir roman. ölümler, evsizlik ve hatıralar... kendisini başkası için terk etmiş, ölü bir koca ve kanser olan anne arasında bir kendiyle hesaplaşma anlatısı.
ama ı ıh benin harcım değil :/
Claudia Piña
Tiene partes muy bonitas pero en general parece que no pasa nada, nada, nada.
Viktor Johansson
Veldig vakkert skrevet om kjærlighet, og det å være usikker i livet. En nokså abstrakt bok som krever sitt av leseren.
Alex Kørup
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nogle bøger æder man hurtigt, nogle tygger man langsomt side efter side, men Josefine Klougarts ord synes bare bedst når man overgiver sig, og lader dem glide ind uden filter på en rutschetur af kanaliseret indre erindring.

Bogen har ikke nogen klassisk fortælleropbygning, og, omend der overordnet er en vis kronologisk linie, synes den sporadisk i både tid og sted. Vi ledes igennem 1-2 år af en svær periode i JKs liv, hvor hun udad til slår igennem som succesfuld forfatter, men samtidig står med
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Dario Malic
Josefine Klougart, mlada danska autorica, u kratkom je roku (2010.-2013.) objavila četiri romana i stekla gotovo zvjezdani status. Nominacije i nagrade samo su se redale, a nije izostao ni komercijalni uspjeh, što je posebno zanimljivo s obzirom da njena djela slove za zahtjevnu književnost.

Jedno od nas spava, treći u tom nizu romana, upravo je takvo, zahtjevno djelo. Klougart se služi vrlo poetičnim stilom kojim ispisuje djeliće sjećanja i emocije neimenovane pripovjedačice, pritom nasumično pr
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Earl
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won, first-reads
One of Us Is Sleeping by Josefine Klougart is both wonderfully simple and heart-achingly complex. The prose, beautiful and poetic, demands a closer reading than most novels. Reading between the lines and interpreting the emotions for yourself is sometimes a struggle but one which is rewarded many times over.

These are reflections for the most part and so present a nonlinear narrative if one is looking for a novel that travels from one place to another. Perhaps a better approach is to avoid the tr
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Jorunn
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Något av det bästa och starkaste jag har läst på väldigt länge. Det Klougart presenterar är inte en berättelse inom traditionella konventioner, utan en beskrivning av vad som känns, och då särskilt vad som känns inom henne och hur hon hanterar det. Som oftast hanterar hon det just inte alls, utan tidigare älskare förväxlas med varandra och med andra personer hon älskar, andra sätt att älska och förlora på. Just så som livet flyter på: händelseförloppet är beskrivande i sig, men säger inget om va ...more
World Literature Today
"N. J. Furl’s stark cover effectively captures the novel’s austere plot: A woman returns home to her dying mother, prompting memories of two former relationships (one long-term, one brief and intense). The nameless narrator paints her grief into a poetic portrait. And therein lies Klougart’s genius. She renders the emotional landscape in impressionistic soft focus. The speaker’s voice arrests because it conveys more than setting, plot, or character development—it transmits powerful feelings." - ...more
Greg McConeghy
Looks like prose, reads like poetry. Left me baffled most of the time. Did her husband/boyfriend die? Or did he leave her? Was he even real? Does it matter? Stream of consciousness? This book has been highly praised, so could be just not my kind of book. The poetic imagery was often lovely.
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