Solvej Balle has written a fine study of love, distance and the dividing power of time, which in this book suddenly stands still.
Solvej Balle’s readers had to wait almost 20 years before the Danish author published another prose work after her celebrated collection of short stories “After the Law” from 1993. But the wait was worth it. “On the Calculation of Volume I” is the first volume of a seven-volume project that has it all. Four volumes have already been published in Danish. For her, Solvej Balle received the prestigious Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2022.