[Autom. eng. transl.] If the Danish romantic-naturalist painter Christian Krogh, who on a winter's day in 1895 reached the Vestfjord and was literally struck by the rocky wall designed by Lofoten, had actually seen what lay in the depths of the Norwegian Sea, his style he would have abruptly changed to make him the first surrealist in history. It cannot be other than this, writes Morten Strøksnes, Norwegian fisherman, journalist, photographer and writer, 1965, in "Il libro del mare", a brilliant literary reportage translated into over twenty languages that is also an opportunity to reflect on the visceral relationship that binds 'man at the sea and to get lost in a myriad of anecdotes ranging from natural history to the history of humanity, from mythology to literature to even reach theology, when we discover that even Sant'Ambrogio, Isidoro of Seville and Albertus Magnus in their scholars writings engaged in descriptions of the marine environment and its monsters, as well as in the comparison between fish and humans.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Morten Strøksnes, If the great Greenland shark conquers literature|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|