History is encyclopaedic and alphabetic first come the apes Big bang the Black Death the Bronze Age Cicero D-Day the Evolution the Finnish Winter War Fordism the French Revolution gold standard Hastings indulgences et cetera.

 

Literature supports the idea that many people have suffered.

By turns suffered and done other things.

What is it like to be human is it safe or is it hard.

© Linn Hansén, Gå till historien (Norstedts 2013), translated by Linn Hansén