Our catalogue

utopos publishing is the English-language imprint of Tankebanen forlag. To support us, buy our books directly from our distributor Lulu. Tankebanen forlag is a part of Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts.

Creative Criticism

Books in our Creative Criticism series expand the limits of criticism, drawing on a variety of genres, styles, and templates.

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Pintxos
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Pintxos is a collection of short texts binding together the volatility of events.



Our series of poetry features translations and original texts that will take you places you didn’t know existed.

Christopher Norris, A Listener
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Christopher Norris draws on a lifetime of involvement with music. Mostly know for his work in philosophy, literary theory, and the history of ideas, Norris has chosen a great range of verse forms, among them sonnet, terzanelle, quatrain, terza rima, ottava rima, and pantoum to treat individual composers, Purcell to Shostakovich and Philip Glass, and themes such as the tritone, or ‘devil in music’.


Christopher Norris, After Rilke
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These English renderings offer a wide selection of Rilke’s New Poems (1907-8), ranging across many genres and reflecting the poet’s extraordinary gifts of inventiveness, depth, acute observation, and narrative power.


Christopher Norris, Damaged Life
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This tribute to Adorno’s unequalled powers as a critic and theorist makes a case for a kind of poetry that engages issues beyond the narrowly personal remit of much contemporary verse.


Christopher Norris, Hedgehogs
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Hedgehogs is an extended sequence of poems and verse-essays about Jacques Derrida in formal verse of a variously witty, ironic, reflective, discursive, and narrative character.


Laus Strandby Nielsen, The Black WallTranslated by Jørgen Steen Veisland
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This is a collection of subtle poems, embracing a natural musical rhythm without a schematic meter and rhyme. The Black Wall offers a still picture which ultimately gives way to action and change.



Our scholarly publications chart a direction that deviates from the trodden path of corporate academic publishing.

Torgeir Fjeld, Stefan Chazbijewicz and Wolfgang Schirmacher, Introducing Ereignis
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This book introduces Ereignis as a philosophical concept, as a technology, and as a way of life. The text is interlaced with photographs by award-winning director Stefan Chazbijewicz.



Know your Classics is a collection of carefully selected texts offered in a new, informative and entertaining frame. Introduced by internationally acclaimed professors and cultural personalities this series provides readers with novel perspectives on texts that have stood the test of time. With a newly written biography of the author, each of our books in this series are given a modern, inviting typography that places these timeless works in our contemporary era. These are unmissable remixes of classics everyone should read.

H.G. Wells, The Time MachineEdited by Poul Houe
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The Time Machine redefined the science fiction genre to include concepts like spacetime. This edition features a newly written introduction by Poul Houe.


Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s RoomEdited by Monika Žagar
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Jacob’s Room is a groundbreaking exploration of the stream-of-consciousness technique with which Virginia Woolf since became associated. This volume is edited and introduced by Monika Žagar.


Emily Brontë, Wuthering HeightsEdited by Jørgen Steen Veisland
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Wuthering Heights traces the intense and ultimately destructive affair between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, a love that endures beyond their mortal confines. Our edition is introduced by Jørgen Veisland.


Charles Dickens, Oliver TwistEdited by Jørgen Steen Veisland
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Combining elements of romance and melodrama, Oliver Twist inaugurated a new kind of fiction. This volume is edited and introduced by Jørgen Veisland.



The Tania series: Tania is a series of erotic romances that tells the story of the amorous awakening of a young girl. The first book, Tania, begins when she is 18 years old and dating Tony, a film worker eight years her senior. In her adventures with Tony she experiences love in a manner she could never have dreamed of, discovers her own desire, and her own capacity for betrayal. As her social life grows, Tania learns that sexuality is more complicated than she had thought and that our motives sometimes are less than perfect when we encounter other people. At the end of this tale she finds herself in the arms of a much older man and begins to wonder what it is her destiny to experience.

Brother Pope, Tania’s Friend
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When she grew up Tania’s friend Anna used guile and ingenuity to get what she wanted, but as she retells her story to Tania she discovers that she has to tell the truth.


Brother Pope, Tania’s Senior Year
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After reuniting with Tony, Tania believes her future is settled. But some events during her senior year makes her think again.


Brother Pope, Tania at School
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Tania is tired of school and gets involved with the wrong kinds of people. But then something happens that turns her life around.


Brother Pope, Tania
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She was in love. Would she have the guile and skills to capture the heart of the man she wanted?