But were you drunk? Intoxication during sexual assault in Norway - Aakvaag HF, Str øm IF, Thoresen S.
Background: Sexual assault often occurs when victims are intoxicated. Rape myth research indicates that intoxicated assaults are sometimes seen as less severe or not as 'real' assaults; however, it is unclear if victims of intoxicated sexual assault... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Spending our carbon budgets wisely
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Our carbon emissions are much higher than are needed for us to have happy, healthy lives. But cutting these emissions requires us to think differently about how we measure growth and progress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Northeast Nigeria: Urgent Need to Combat Deadly Cholera Outbreaks
Overcrowding leading to poor sanitary conditions in IDPs camps and communities contributes to further cholera outbreak in Borno Nigeria.By Janet CheronoMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 12 2018 (IPS)The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities. One of the major causes of the outbreak is the congestion in the camps that makes it difficult to provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services. The rainy season has also worsened the conditions.NRC is calling on...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Janet Cherono Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Tommorow's population will be larger, heavier and eat more
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Food demand is growing at the same time as people are getting bigger. Feeding a population of 9 billion in 2050 will require much more food than previously calculated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Men obsessed with the gym are more likely to suffer from depression
A new study led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has found that gym-obsessed men were four times more likely to use anabolic steroids to build muscle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modeling surface temperatures for snow-covered roads: a case study for a heated pavement in B ærum, Norway - Nuijten ADW, Hoff I, Høyland KV.
Heated pavements are used as an alternative to removing snow and ice mechanically and chemically. Usually a heated pavement system is automatically switched on when snowfall starts or when there is a risk of ice formation. Ideally, these systems run based ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Bigger the Brain, the Bigger the Tumor Risk?
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- The bigger your brain, the greater your risk for a deadly brain cancer, new research from Norway suggests. It's a matter of math: A large brain means more brain cells, and more cells means more cell divisions that can go... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Many Children With Epilepsy Become Drug Resistant? How Many Children With Epilepsy Become Drug Resistant?
Data from a large cohort in Norway may be useful in counseling parents of children on antiepileptic therapy.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

How sheep grazing affects the Norwegian mountains
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) You might think that grazers like sheep would have a big effect on alpine communities where they spend the summer grazing. But a new study shows that only in heath communities did sheep have a potentially significant effect on plant growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Psychosocial care for hospitalized young survivors after the terror attack on Ut øya Island: a qualitative study of the survivors' experiences - Bugge I, Jensen TK, Nilsen LG, Ekeberg Ø, Dyb G, Diseth TH.
The objective of the study was to explore hospitalized youths' experiences with psychosocial care in the hospital after the shooting on Ut øya Island, Norway, in 2011. METHODS: 17 hospitalized youths were interviewed face-to-face 30-31 m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Bigger brains associated with greater cancer risk
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) For the first time -- in Norway and internationally -- researchers have looked at the direct correlation between brain size and cancer risk in adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Data Flash: RIP PubMed Health
This is not exactly a data post, but, the loss of a trusted source for clinical effectiveness research will have its effects on the dataverse.  PubMed Health is being discontinued as of this coming Wednesday.  As any of my colleagues can tell you, I’m taking the loss of PubMed Health hard– I loved showing it to people at various conferences, and using it myself– I found it a wonderful mid-point between MedlinePlus.gov and PubMed.gov, and it also had some great methodology resources and a glossary.  All of its content will be findable in other ways though! In thinking about how to proceed in...
Source: Dragonfly - October 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science Public Health clinical effectiveness PubMed Health PubMed.gov search skills Source Type: news

Ecolabelling no help in sustainable seafood sales
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) When researchers tested how ecolabels for sustainably harvested seafood would affect shopping choices in Germany and Norway, they found that customers bought significantly more seafood overall -- including options that were not sustainably harvested. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bacteria in two-year-olds' FAECES 'can predict whether they will be fat by the time they're 12'
Researchers led by the University of Colorado studied 165 Norwegian children, measuring their gut microbiota when they were infants and then their body mass index (BMI) when they were 12. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warmer Weather Gets Seniors Outdoors and Moving
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- The better the weather, the more seniors venture out and get active. So say researchers who assessed the activity levels of more than 1,200 adults in Norway, aged 70 to 77, who were grouped based on whether they scored... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- There is considerable variability in the geographic availability of antibiotics, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in PLOS ONE. Cecilia K ållberg, from the University of Oslo in Norway, and colleagues examined... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European explorers spread tuberculosis to the Americas, Africa and Asia hundreds of years ago
Researchers from University College London and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health dated samples of the most common strain of tuberculosis from around the world through history. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How drug resistant TB evolved and spread globally
(University College London) The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How drug-resistant TB evolved and spread globally
(University College London) The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Viking ship burial discovered in Norway just 50cm underground
Archaeologists detect 20-metre ship using motorised high-resolution ground-penetrating radarArchaeologists have discovered a Viking ship burial in Norway using ground-penetrating radar that suggests the 20-metre keel and many of its timbers remain well preserved just half a metre below the topsoil.The ship lies in farmland in Østfold county in south-east Norway. Just three other intact ship burials have been recorded in the country; the survival of this one is remarkable because the imposing burial mound that once covered it has long since been ploughed out. Another mound, Jelle mound, still rises high in the field,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Science Norway Europe Source Type: news

From selling drugs to meeting the Queen – one man’s extraordinary story
Marcellus Baz grew up around gangs, dropped out of school, and was set for a life selling drugs. Today, UNISON’s police and justice conference heard the story of his unpredictable life. Marcellus explains that, as a boy, he didn’t enjoy being at home. “My dad was always out, trying to put food on the table, but he didn’t realise we needed some direction and love: we never saw him. “My mum was suffering from horrendous mental health problems. Once she gathered us together and said we were going to jump in the river and kill ourselves.” Because of his home life he spent a lot of time on th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 police and justice conference youth services Source Type: news

Sleep problems and mental health among young Norwegian adolescents - Hestetun I, Svendsen MV, Oellingrath IM.
PURPOSE: The present study investigated the associations between the aspects of sleep problems and mental health in Norwegian young adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adolescents (12-13 years) were recruited from the primary schools in Telemark Co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rates and characteristics of suicide by immigration background in Norway - Puzo Q, Mehlum L, Qin P.
Suicide mortality among immigrant groups is an important health issue, particularly in countries with growing segments of immigrant populations such as Norway. Through linkage of Norwegian national registers we wanted to estimate suicide rates (per 100,000... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Consumer grade weather stations for wooden structure fire risk assessment - Log T.
During January 2014, Norway experienced unusually cold and dry weather conditions leading to very low indoor relative humidity (RH) in inhabited (heated) wooden homes. The resulting dry wood played an important role in the two most severe accidental fires ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Disturbing study finds that humans are getting progressively dumber – IQ points now dropping by 7 points with each new generation
(Natural News) The dumbing down of civilization has been codified in a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A pair of researchers from Norway found that average IQ levels are dropping precipitously, and that with each new generation, people in general are becoming progressively less intelligent. After evaluating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS)A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and Uni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Farming Crisis: Filling An Empty Plate Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutr Source Type: news

Another study connects probiotics and gut health to maintaining a healthy weight
(Natural News) Yogurt is a food that contains probiotics, which can aid digestive health. Aside from being rich in nutrients and having a high protein content, a study has recently revealed that yogurt drinks can also help you lose weight. According to a new study headed by Norwegian researchers, taking probiotic supplements might help you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma
Researchers from  Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma
Researchers from Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond the Room Edinburgh Colloquium 2018 Podcasts
For the first time at a Cochrane Colloquium, we will be taking the conversation  #BeyondTheRoom. Beyond the Room is a digital conference service, started in 2016 by Andr é Tomlin from the Mental Elf. Its aim is to  increase the reach and impact of health events by live tweeting and podcasting from them, to involve people virtually and facilitate a much more democratic conversation. Our Beyond the Room team includes  @SarahChapman30@TheJackLeahy@Mental_Elf@MightyCasey@DBadenoch@sally_crowe Selena@CochraneUK and  @Laconic_doc They have recorded podcasts with some of the speakers and prese...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Study claims breast screening does not reduce mortality
The findings of a new Danish-Norwegian study are reviving the claim that the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Annual mammography at 40 cuts mortality most Fewer high-risk women get mammography after USPSTF change Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'? JNCI study revives debate over mammography's mortality benefit Mammography reduces breast cancer mortality in younger women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Targovax Strengthens Management Team With the Appointment of Torbjørn Furuseth as CFO; Erik Digman Wiklund to become CBO
OSLO, Norway, Sept. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Targovax ASA ("Targovax" or "the Company"; OSE: TRVX), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing immune activators to target hard to treat solid tumors, ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Targovax (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast cancer screening does not reduce mortality
(Aarhus University) Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer in recent years but, surprisingly, the decline is just as large in the age groups that are not screened. The decline is therefore due to better treatment and not screening for breast cancer. This is shown by a major Danish-Norwegian study, which has just been published in the scientific journal International Journal of Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence associated with low quality of life  - a cross-sectional study - Alsaker K, Moen BE, Morken T, Baste V.
BACKGROUND: Quality of life among abused women in Norway in 2006 was found to be significantly low compared to women at the same age in general. The aim of this study was to examine how quality of life is associated with experience of psychological and phy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Characteristics and predictors for hospitalizations of home-dwelling older persons receiving community care: a cohort study from Norway - Gjestsen MT, Br ønnick K, Testad I.
BACKGROUND: Older persons are substantial consumers of both hospital- and community care, and there are discussions regarding the potential for preventing hospitalizations through high quality community care. The present study report prevalence and factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

More than a habit: The formerly obese have increased hunger hormones for two years after dramatic weight loss
(Natural News) Severely obese individuals have more hunger hormones for two years after dramatic weight loss, a study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism discovered. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology who looked at the impact, both short- and long-term,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 and 16 year-olds are the most likely to take up cigarettes
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway studied records of 120,000 people from 17 European countries to discover the average age at which people start smoking has dropped. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To die or not to die: a qualitative study of men's suicidality in Norway - Knizek BL, Hjelmeland H.
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that men who adhere to traditional beliefs about masculinity have increased health risks compared to those who do not. Single marital status, unemployment, retirement, and physical illness are commonly known risk fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe For Overall Health, According To New Global Study
This study is a stark reminder of the real, and potentially lethal, dangers that too much alcohol can have on our health and that even the lowest levels of alcohol intake increase our risks,” Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK, said in a statement. She was not involved in the study. However, countered David Spiegelhalter, the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, “Given the pleasure presumably associated with moderate drinking, claiming there is no ‘safe’ level does not seem an argument for abstention. &...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol CNN The Lancet Source Type: news

Lost Worlds wrapping up: dead birds, island hopping and the value of museum collections
With the Science Blog Network closing, Hanneke Meijer reflects on her contributions to the Guardian ’s Lost Worlds RevisitedDespite all the splendid fossils we have covered here on Lost Worlds Revisited, nothing lasts forever (apart from the cold November rain here in Norway). In my time on here, I have covered a range of topics, fromDarwin ’s finches, thepeculiar nature of island faunas, andpenguin feet, tochickens, theevolution of feathers, andClub Med. Although they may seem rather arbitrary at first, they reflect my main interests in island paleobiogeography and avian evolution.Lost Worlds Revisited allowed...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hanneke Meijer Tags: Science Birds Fossils Evolution Museums Source Type: news

How can the notion of optimal speed limits best be applied in urban areas? - Elvik R.
This paper reviews estimates of optimal speed limits made in the past 30 years. A tendency is seen for optimal speed limits to become higher. In the most recent estimates made for Norway, the optimal speed limit was in no case lower than 60  km/h. Adoptin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Childhood violence and mental health among indigenous Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway: a SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study - Eriksen AMA, Hansen KL, Schei B, S ørlie T, Stigum H, Bjertness E, Javo C.
The main objectives of this study were to investigate the association between childhood violence and psychological distress and post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTS) among Sami and non-Sami adults, and to explore a possible mediating effect of childhood vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? Try a morning brew made from green coffee beans
In a piece for Healthista, Rick Hay pointed to a Norwegian study that found drinking a brew made of green coffee beans every morning can help overweight people lose 12lbs in three months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent study finds that household cleaning chemicals decrease lung function over time
(Natural News) Being clean may do wonders for your health, but how you do it may leave you worse off. As has been suspected by researchers for a long time, the use of cleaning products can harm your lungs and you may not even know it. A study from the University of Bergen in Norway... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of distal radius fracture in Akershus, Norway, in 2010-2011 - Solvang HW, Nordheggen RA, Clementsen S, Hammer OL, Randsborg PH.
BACKGROUND: Several studies published over the last decade indicate an increased incidence of distal radius fractures (DRF). With Norway having one of the highest reported incidence of DRFs, we conducted a study to assess the epidemiology of DRFs and its t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concurrent adversities and deliberate self-harm among indigenous Sami and majority Norwegian adolescents: the Norwegian Arctic Adolescent Health Study - Reigstad B, Kvernmo S.
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated proximal relationships between deliberate self-harm (DSH) and concurrent adversities. Objective: We aimed to investigate these relationships in a community population of 4881 indigenous Sami and majority No... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Injuries among children and adults in alpine skiing and snowboarding - Ekeland A, R ødven A, Heir S.
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence of injury sites between children and adults in alpine skiing and snowboarding. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. METHODS: The injuries occurring in 14 major Norwegian ski resorts were recorded by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Use of primary health care services prior to suicide in the Norwegian population 2006-2015 - Hauge LJ, Stene-Larsen K, Grimholt TK, Øien-Ødegaard C, Reneflot A.
BACKGROUND: Studies report high rates of contact with general practitioners (GPs) in primary care in the time leading up to suicide, particularly among individuals with a history of mental health contact. However, the near lack of studies including populat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

All about me … the best books about self-obsession
Solipsistic novels, a study of narcissism, a biography of a Michelin starred chef ... here are some of the best, from Dostoevsky to Karl Ove KnausgaardA level of self-absorption is a necessity for most writers. Every novel is ultimately about its author, and I like my non-fiction self-obsessed, too. Then there are the works that combine the two.Norwegian authorKarl Ove Knausgaard specialises in semi-fictional self-obsession.A Death in the Family, translated by Don Bartlett, charts a period of his life centring around his alcoholic father ’s death. Knausgaard has a spectacular gift for finding profundity in the mundan...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Will Storr Tags: Books Culture Karl Ove Knausgaard Fyodor Dostoevsky Psychology Society Biography books Fiction Source Type: news