Ya casi nada puede sorprender a la danesa Janne Teller. Tantas son las vueltas y los caminos que ha tomado Nada (Seix Barral). Publicada. Janne Teller (born 8 April in Copenhagen) is a Danish writer of Austrian–German descent . · Teller on Mass Surveillance · Video Interview, · Teller on Africa · Video on Nada, · Interview about Komm, Editorial Reviews. About the Author. "Nacida en , novelista danesa de ascendencia austro-germana, ha pasado diferentes etapas de su vida alrededor de.


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It all starts when Pierre Anthon stands up in the classroom one day and declares "Nothing matters.


I have known that for a long time. So nothing is worth doing.


I just realized that. His classmates grow increasingly uncomfortable with what Pierre says, so they decide to gather a "heap of meaning" - a pile of what is most precious janne teller nada them, in order to prove that certain things do have value. As they are required to give up more and janne teller nada of what is important to them, soon they start to turn on one another and the sacrifices become ever more extreme.

It is this part of the book that I personally found most janne teller nada Despite the simplistic sentence structure a possible side effect of the translationthis is a very mature piece of YA that contains many disturbing scenes.

What I didn't like began with the short, choppy sentences and continued to grow worse with the complete lack of realism in the story. Nothing feels more like a philosophical essay than a novel.

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I never developed a connection with any of the characters, nor any sympathy janne teller nada them - not even the narrator.

And there was no way I could believe that janne teller nada young teens were allowed to run about digging up graves and stealing from science labs over the space of several months without some adult questioning what the hell was going on.

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I understand that this novel is primarily intended to provoke philosophical thinking, but I believe it would have been far more effective if we were allowed to warm to someone in the novel and develop an emotional connection with them - something I personally feel was lacking.

And there was another thing I didn't janne teller nada. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but certain characters equated female virginity and innocence with the self. janne teller nada


Literature[ edit ] Janne Teller's literature, consisting of mainly novels and essays, but also short stories — as well as various works for young adults — always focuses on larger existential perspectives of life and janne teller nada civilization and often sparks controversial and heated debates.

She has received many literary awards, and her work is translated over 25 languages.


Her essays cover existential and ethical perspectives of modern life, and include 'Between the Lines' Lettre International, "Europe, who do you want janne teller nada be? Janne teller nada furthermore thought to have revolutionized the young adult novel with her existential Nothing Danish Intetfirst published in Denmark inearned critical acclaim and caused widespread controversy in Scandinavia.

The novel's main character, the boy Pierre Anthon, proclaims to his classmates that life is meaningless, sitting in a plum tree.