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20 May - 03 June 2020

Myths, desires and decay

Past events:
​Who is our contemporary femme fatale?​

​Perverted power, desire and sexuality are central themes for Mara Lee and Inger Bråtveit. In the novel Salome (2011), Lee rewrites the Salome myth by depicting a dark desire played out between experimental teenagers. In both Siss and Unn (2008) and Alice A4 (2015), Bråtveit deals with the forbidden passion, the young female, the fall and the decay. Who is our contemporary femme fatale? Critic Margunn Vikingstad will lead the talk. 

Picture: Mara Lee (photo: Märta Thisner), Margunn Vikingstad, Inger Bråtveit (photo: Pernille Marie Walvik)

Available until 25 November 2020.



​1 h


​The conversation will be held in Norwegian and Swedish


  • Margunn Vikingstad moderator
  • Mara Lee author
  • Inger Bråtveit author

Produced in collaboration with

​The House of Literature

Supported by

​The Fritt Ord Foundation


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