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Lindgren, Torgny 1938-

Works: 212 works in 752 publications in 6 languages and 4,481 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction 
Roles: Compiler, Contributor, Narrator, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PT9876.22.I445, 839.7374
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Most widely held works by Torgny Lindgren
Hash : a novel by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The main ingredients in the recipes for Swedish hash, a dish known among the peasants of remote northern villages for its delectability and restorative powers differ widely. The meats, offal, and grain that go into its preparation - an elaborate process of boiling, pickling, steaming and stewing - can range from the obscure to the dangerous and the results can be alternately emetic and sublime. The search for the most delicious dish of hash - the ultimate hash - forms the backbone of the blackly comic, marvelously innovative new novel from one of Sweden's most esteemed and best-selling authors." "In a small town where an epidemic of tuberculosis rages, two very different men arrive to a scene of suffering accepted by the inhabitants not with stoicism or as a test of fate, but almost with glee. Robert Maser is a traveling garment salesman whose accent and demeanor betray the fact that he is actually the fugitive Martin Bormann, the Nazi leader rumored to have slipped past Red Army lines during the fall of Berlin. He engages the local schoolteacher, Lars, on the bizarre quest to find the world's best hash, and together they wander the Swedish countryside, inviting themselves into peasant homes to sample a variety of humble family recipes. As their search becomes more impassioned, it becomes clear that their goal is much more than a culinary marvel, and that what they've really been seeking is the force of life that must present itself even in the darkest of times." "Their adventures are narrated in a faux-naif style by a 107-year-old newspaper reporter who was witness to the events as they occurred in 1947, and has waited for the right time to confront his own relationship to life and death, happiness and suffering, and the power of art to express life's ambiguities."--BOOK JACKET
Bathsheba by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Light by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the book by Torgny Lindgren A man goes on a journey in search of love and returns to his village carrying death in the form of a plague-ridden rabbit. The village is ravaged by sickness, and of those who survive, none any longer knows what is right and what is wrong. The opposing values of civilisation and barbarity balance on a knife edge.Directed by Simon McBurney, Light opened at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield in September 2000. The play was also performed in Stockholm, Dublin and at the Almeida Theatre, London
Sweetness by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The woman had come from a city in the south to lecture in a small village amid the snowbound forests of northern Sweden. She was a writer. After the lecture in the village hall an old man who had been sleeping at the back introduced himself, as she was to be his guest for the night. So it was that she moved in with Hadar, a man who lived on his own and was in the last stages of cancer. Not another house in sight, save for one just a field away; there lived Hadar's brother Olof, also on his own, and dying of heart disease. Neither brother would consent to die, the woman discovered, for that would give the satisfaction of outliving him." -- Back cover
In praise of truth : the personal account of Theodore Marklund, picture-framer by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Swedish satire on the world of art featuring a painting called The Madonna with the Dagger. All kinds of people fight to lay their hands on it--art dealer, forger, tax inspector--yet it is not even certain that the work is authentic. And if it were, is it worth so much fuss and money? By the author of Light
The way of a serpent by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of 19th century Swedish peasants and the hardships they faced. In one unusual arrangement, they can obtain credit towards their rent by allowing the landlords to sleep with their women
Ormens väg på hälleberget by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
42 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Im Nordschweden des 19. Jahrhunderts kann Kaufmann Karl Orsa die starke und lebensfrohe Tea zwingen, mit äLiebeä zu bezahlen. - Roman über die Ausweglosigkeit der Besitzlosen und die Schuld der Besitzenden
Norrlandse aquavit by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een voormalige opwekkingspredikant probeert na tot het inzicht te zijn gekomen dat God niet bestaat, zijn zendingswerk in Noord-Zweden ongedaan te maken
Bat Seba by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Merabs skönhet : berättelser by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het ultieme recept by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een oude Zweedse journalist heeft een wonderbaarlijke verhaal te vertellen over de speurtocht van een aan tuberculose ontkomen onderwijzer en de Duitse nazi Bormann naar de essentie van het leven: het beste recept voor balkenbrij
Ljuset by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De bijbel van Doré by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een dyslectische jongen kan niet lezen, maar via de prenten van Gustave Doré in de bijbel vormt hij zich toch een voorstelling van de inhoud
Het licht : roman by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In een door de pest getroffen Noord-Zweeds dorp proberen zes overgebleven bewoners opnieuw orde in hun bestaan te brengen
Legender by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in Swedish and Norwegian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bethsabee : roman by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Des prix littéraires français attribués en 1986, celui-ci est sans doute le mieux mérité. En effet, ce roman (le second de l'auteur) a obtenu le prix Fémina étranger. Il dépeint la vie à la cour du roi David et son amour pour la "presque effoyablement belle" et trop parfaite Bethsabée enlevée à Urie son époux. Un grand roman biblique sur l'amour, la sensualité, la puissance du Seigneur, la mort et le pouvoir
La bible de Gustave Doré : roman by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans la région perdue du Västerbotten, le narrateur, un jeune homme frappé d'alexie, incapable de lire ou d'écrire, modèle sa vie et regarde le monde d'après les souvenirs qu'il a des images de Gustave Doré illustrant la Bible que lui lisait son père. Capable de comprendre les choses, il reste à part. Se retrouvent aussi les personnages de Miel de bourdon et de Fausses nouvelles
Till sanningens lov : rammakaren Theodor Marklunds egen redogörelse by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portræt af en popstjerne, som inderst inde er noget helt andet, end hendes publikum tror
Pölsan by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Swedish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To mænd rejser rundt i Västerbotten i Nordsverige for at samle oplysninger om den lokale pölsa for at indkredse dens magi
Hummelhonung : by Torgny Lindgren ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lindaren, Torginy, 1938-
Lindgren, Torgni
Lindgren, Ṭorgni, 1938-
Lindgren, Torgny
Lindgren, Torni, 1938-
Lindgrēns, Torgnijs, 1938-
Lindhren, Torhni, 1938-
Линдгрен, Торгни, 1938-
לינדגרן, טורני
לינדגרן, טורני, 1938-
Swedish (203)
English (53)
Dutch (9)
French (8)
German (4)
Norwegian (2)