Posted on 7th February 2011

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Purge

In an echo of Shelley’s famous claim that, ‘Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,’ the Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen recently remarked in an interview that, ‘The writer’s job is to change the world.’ This notion that writing can have a moral power is fundamental to Oksanen’s work. For her, the very act of…