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Frederik wasn’t himself

Nikil Saval: Christian​ Jungerson

18 June 2014
You Disappear 
by Christian Jungersen, translated by Misha Hoekstra.
Talese, 336 pp., £17, January 2014, 978 0 385 53725 4
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... The Danish novelist​ ChristianJungersen writes topical novels with untopical frames, which appear to be of the moment though they look at the news askance. His second novel, The Exception, came out in Denmark in 2004, when liberal debates ...

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Elif Batuman: Down with Creative Writing

23 September 2010
The Programme Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing 
by Mark McGurl.
Harvard, 480 pp., £25.95, April 2009, 978 0 674 03319 1
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... the facts of the collaboration between Eggers and Deng – more compelling and more novelistic than the text itself, which at once omits Eggers and renders him eerily omnipotent. As a counterexample, ChristianJungersen’s The Exception successfully addresses many of the same problems, but reads like a genuine novel. Set in an office at the fictitious Danish Centre for Genocide Information, The Exception ...

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