Lyskabinettet – Book cover, Rosinante
Morten Ramsland’s Lyskabinettet (The Cabinet of Light) is the story of a man’s search for a truer, more authentic self, and his eventual discovery and acceptance of his sadomasochistic sexuality. The central motif is an attempted allegory of a rich, confined and unstable inner life: A glass domed display of colourful, embalmed birds, among them a giant millipede, a scorpion, and a yellow snake. It’s a somewhat enigmatic allegory, which is good. It’s also colourful, dramatic, and detailed, hopefully attracting and holding a potential reader’s attention for some moments.
Published by Rosinante, 2018. Edited by Jakob Malling Lambert. Glass dome photographed by Alan Kolc.