This was a low keyed weekend. The only thing remotely work related I did was to finish reading Nils Johan Rud‘s novel, Jakten og kvinnen (1939). Rud is not an author I know very much about–he sort of fell through the literary historical cracks apparently. This is what Store norske leksikon has to say about the novel:
I romanen Jakten og kvinnen, som av mange er regnet som hans betydeligste, tok Rud opp temaer som skulle gå igjen i hele forfatterskapet: mennesker i konflikt, forholdet mellom kvinne og mann, og deres møte med naturen og erotikken. Han skildrer alltid kvinnen som den varme, sanselige, i motsetning til den selvsentrerte, reserverte mannen.
Self-centered and reserved? You can say that again. I couldn’t stand the male protagonist.
The book would really be perfect for the cabin project, but at this late stage I don’t think it’s possible to integrate it as any more than a footnote. I’m glad I read it, even though I didn’t particularly enjoy it. It’s freaking hilarious, however, that the final scene consists of the hunter dude (Harald Jønn) watching two moose have sex.
The plan for this week is to finalize the revisions for chapters 1-4 and start re-reading Armand V in preparation for revising chapter 5.