Never Mind It

 

"A hilarious Postmodern novel sparkling with narrative skills and the joy of storytelling." That was what the critics wrote when "Never Mind It" was first published in my native language Danish back in 1995. In 2013, the novel finally became available in English, in my own translation.

 

The novel tells the story about Peter, a writer in his late twenties who doesn't seem to be able to write something honest and personal. Although he has found the love of his life, he doesn't seem to be able to hold on to her either. In fact, his entire life seems so absurd that it could as well have been thought up by a madman.

 

You could say that the novel is an ironic metatext that purposely and sarcastically breaks every rule in writing, commenting on itself as a text and on other texts as well and testing the limits of literature. The contents of the novel is just as bizarre as its form, but behind the eccentric characters and their nonsensical problems, lies a story about love, honesty and the difficult task of expressing yourself as an author.

 

The connection to Peter Pan is to be found not only in the name of the protagonist, but also in the obsession of another character, the actor T.S. or “The Dwarf” as he is called, who compares himself to Peter Pan to such a degree that he actually starts to believe that he IS Peter.

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