UNTITLED

Released: September 1998
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN number: 87-595-1053-6
Design: Jens Kruse

 

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Genre: Prose poetry in Danish
Size: 61 pages
Reviews: ”Martin Hall is a phenomenon. He is unique.” (Weekendavisen, the Danish equivalent to The Observer)

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With the release of his fifth book, Untitled, Martin Hall marked a change in his career as a writer – not just by changing publishers (leaving Borgens Forlag to sign up with Lindhardt og Ringhof) but more importantly by writing his most coherent piece of literature so far. The book was received very well by the press and is regarded as Hall’s literary breakthrough by most critics.

In comparison to his prior works Untitled shares some similarity with the form and style in Continuum from 1989 but diverts in content by its more decadent and temperamental nature.

The following description is taken from the publishing agency Lindhardt og Ringhof’s autumn catalogue at the time of the book’s release:

” In 1989 Martin Hall released Continuum which was his personal farewell to the eighties. With his new book, Untitled, he again reflects upon a decade. Untitled contains a series of very personal pieces of writing which deals with the spirit of the nineties. The criticism towards this period is made from a both aggressive and intellectually aristocratic point of view but all the time carried by a search for harmony and completeness. ”

Written about the book:

”Martin Hall is a phenomenon. He is unique.”
Weekendavisen (the Danish equivalent to The Observer)

”Pompous like hell but also fiercely ironical and very funny.”
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark’s biggest daily newspaper)

”It’s relieving to read texts that aren’t afraid of being politically uncorrect … great linguistic energy and authority.”
Standart (Denmark’s most respected literary magazine)

”A therapeutic tour de force into the sickest corners of the human mind.”
Aktuelt (major Danish newspaper at the time)

”In his honour: Martin Hall’s monstrous staging of himself is exercised with a sense of humour.”
Information (the Danish equivalent to The Independent)

”Visionary, vehement and fascinating.”
Århus Stiftstidende