Nors’s Forthcoming Essay Collection Lauded in Chicago Review of Books
“Dorthe Nors’ A Line in the World: A Year on the North Sea Coast collects lines: horizons, pathways, landscapes; borders, words, memories. /…/ She orients herself among dust and dirt, sea and sand, brilliantly capturing specks of memories which dance in the light. /…/ She writes from the perspective of migrating birds, wise flocks, weary forests, admonishing seas, unruly storms. In one memorable passage, she imagines the North Sea drained of water and turned into a landscape. /…/ The hum of impending destruction is audible in each essay, magnified by Nors’ aching attention to the world as we know it and have known it. /…/ Catastrophe and opportunity go hand-in-hand, she reminds us, and our fears are conditioned by place-bound history, by the memories passed down to us.”
A Line in the World was published in the US by Graywolf Press on November 1st.