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Naja Marie Aidt - Bavian («Baboon»)
By calling her collection of short stories, «Baboon», Naja Marie Aidt has
peeled off a layer of civilisation already before one has begun reading. And
the brutishness that shows itself underneath the well polished but fragile
facade of the characters turns out to be a recurrent feature in the stories.
About the title she says in an interview in Information, May 3, 2006, «Baboon
(...) is a word with many facets, and they are both comical and intimidating.
Baboons differentiate themselves from other monkeys by living in a very
strict hierarchy, and furthermore they are carnivorous and extremely
That extremely aggressive behaviour is also very human is demonstrated in
several of the stories, for example in «Torben and Maria» which is not, as
one might think, about two lovers, but about a single mother and her son.
The story begins with a description of atmosphere which, at the same time,
is a characterization of Maria, «What can be said about Maria? (...) That as
a child she loved gazing out across the level fields at dusk in February?
When her eyes rested there on the deep sky, the grey, grey light, until it
was so dark that she could see her own face, the green lamp on the table
behind her, and further back her mother leaning against the door, smoking.
The window, a black mirror. Maria. She beats her little child until it stops
screaming. It is a boy. His name is Torben.» In this quotation it is shown
how loneliness, feelings of exclusion, want, lack of love and lack of
someone to identify with can lead to violent and callous, 'baboonish',
Quite literally there is no baboon in the book, but in the story, «Mosquito
Bite», a confrontation with this otherwise harmless - creature makes the
main character's bottom surpass any ape's in terms of burning red
swollenness. And that is only the beginning of his troubles. Later on he is
hovering between life and death thanks to the extremely rare and just as
extremely aggressive infection he has contracted from the mosquito. He pulls
through, but after his very long sickbed he no longer has a life to return
to.The question is, however, whether his previous life really was something
to return to at all, considering the fact that, before his illness, it was a
good example of what you might call a 'pseudo existence', a form of life
that we often meet in Aidt's fiction. The person living like this has a
glossy facade - and sulphurous flames within.
Scratching the Surface
With this young man, as with most of the other characters in the short
stories, everything seems fine at first sight. They are 'in control'. But
then something happens. In some cases it is a small, often a ridiculously
small, banal thing, such as for example a mosquito bite, but this little
thing triggers a chain reaction that ends up devastating their lives. The
reason why everything goes so absolutely wrong is that the smooth existence
is really just a thin varnish over inner putrefaction. Naja Maria Aidt uses
her characters to point to the fact that there is something violent,
bestially destructive in all of us, and that it lies in wait to destroy all
that we have built up. «Mosquito Bite» is the closing story, and in the
opening story, «Bulbjerg», we find something similar which makes the notion
that our existences can suddenly collapse a general theme in the book.
In «Bulbjerg», father, mother, (adopted) son, and dog are out for a bike
ride in the Danish summer. This ought to have been an idyllic experience,
but they lose their way. «Suddenly we found ourselves in the middle of a
surprising landscape: luminous, white sand dunes on all sides, windswept,
small trees writhing under a huge, open sky. We gasped joyfully for breath
as if we were coming up for air after being much too long under water. We
stopped and looked around (...). Even the smell here was different, salty
and fresh, the sea must be very nearby now. But we had lost our bearings
long ago. We were driving in a circle». This description of the landscape
contains the euphoric experience of the grandiosity of nature, but at the
same time a suggestion of a lurking catastrophe through the mention of
writhing trees, and the lack of oxygen after time under water. And after
this the atmosphere rapidly turns extremely tense. It is hot, almost
menacingly hot, the boy is frightened and hysterical, the parents get more
and more frustrated, and surprisingly quickly work each other up in a spiral
of hatred for one another, hatred that has been there all the time, even
though they, in a way, function quite well as a family. In actual fact, a
case of adultery is involved, actually two cases, but the crux of the matter
is that this relationship suddenly turns from being something that works
fairly well, with everyone being civilised and not admitting to any serious
conflicts, into a raw, bestial struggle for survival - at the cost of the
other person. And none of this would have happened no truths would have been
revealed - if this family had not lost their way on their outing.
Losing one's way is a recurrent theme in the book. It occurs on different
levels, from the concrete in «Bulbjerg», to a child's getting lost in the
world of adults in the story, «She Doesn't Cry», where a little girl without
understanding why - becomes a butt of laughter for her father and a friend
of his, just at the point when she feels in touch with their world. We also
see examples of an individual getting lost in society, as in «Candy», where
a woman and her husband are unjustly accused of shoplifting and are treated
in an absurdly humiliating way, and there are several stories of lovers
losing their way in desires, yearnings and want. This is, for example, the
case in «Starry Sky», where a woman meets the perfect man. Their sexual
happiness is described in detail as divine, absolutely mutual, and even
continuous. The birth of their child is in no way a limitation to them in
that respect. But in the long term it turns out that he is also interested
in other men, which severely damages their 'optimal' sexual relationship. In
the story, «Wounds», something similar is at stake. A first person narrator
has travelled to a foreign city to be alone. There are wounds, both on the
outside and on the inside, from a terminated relationship that need time to
heal. The narrator meets a woman who, in a discreetly flirtatious way, is
both fascinating and repellent at the same time - and tries to get away from
her, but - getting lost in conflicting feelings of wanting and not wanting -
ends up getting intimate with her instead. In the end, something in the
consummation of desire comes as a complete surprise to the reader, and to
the flirtatious woman.
Closely related to the problems of different kinds of desire is the
condition of hiding something, or hiding yourself, from others, often the
ones who are closest to you. Thus a non-in- nocent playing hide and seek is
another recurrent trait. The characters lie, cheat, and spy on each other,
at the same time as they love and desire one another. They want all their
needs fulfilled, and they try to make contradicting emotions and lust
function together. They usually fail, and a catastrophe occurs. Along the
way there have been many moments of satisfaction and fulfilment which, in a
way, are encouraging to read about, but there is no consistency, and the
characters end up feeling lonely, empty, and distant. And that is what 'pseudo
existence' is: a smooth, functional surface that rejects problems, but with
an abyss of inadequacy and despair underneath.
The reason for this depressing development in the stories is to be sought in
the selfishness of the characters, who focus solely on fulfilment of their
own needs, and their confounded insistence on coping with and being in
control of everything. They strive to become super-individuals who can do
anything they want, and they see no reason whatsoever why that should not be
possible. But this is a dangerous attitude because it will only work for the
very few. All the others fail, and are suddenly confronted with their own
fragility, vulnerability, and incompetence. Having to face that breaks them.
In her previous collections of short stories, for example «The Watermark»
from 1993, Naja Marie Aidt focused on downright outcasts, and their
significant problems in a wellorganised quid pro quo society. This time she
writes about ordinary people who are often bursting with competence and are
very determined to secure themselves 'the good life'. But she demonstrates
to us that these well qualified people are every bit as lost in a
hyper-modern society where everyone is responsible for his/her own success,
as the mentally ill and the drug addicts that she used to write about.
Fortunately up till now we have not had to identify ourselves with those
people. But this time we do. That is the intimidating perspective in «Baboon».
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