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Vesaas, Tarjei 1897-1970

Works: 390 works in 1,619 publications in 11 languages and 9,473 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Musical settings  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PT9088.V6, 839.82372
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The birds by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

115 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Norwegian countryside over the course of one summer, The Birds tells the story of forty-year-old Mattis, who has mental disabilities and lives in a small house near a lake with his sister Hege, who ekes out a modest living knitting sweaters. From time to time Hege encourages her brother to find work to ease their financial burdens, but Mattis's attempts to work at the surrounding farms always end in failure and disgrace. Mattis is keenly aware of the distance between himself and the world around him, which often feels hostile; the villagers call him Simple Simon
Palace of ice by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

101 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two eleven-year-old girls, Siss and Unn, are separated at the very beginning of their friendship by the death of the latter in a strange labrynthine palace of ice in Scandinavia, leaving Siss to come to terms with her loss
The bridges by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

35 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Bridges' describes the changing relationships between three adolescents-- an unmarried mother who has drowned her newborn child and the girl and boy who befriend her. Their individual reactions to the tragedy and their efforts to communicate with each other-- to build bridges-- form the central theme of the narrative. As strange, unsettling, and as memorable, as Vesaas's masterpieces 'The Ice Palace' and 'The birds,' this remarkable work ... conveys the compassion, insight and lyrical power of a great Scandinavian novel."--Back cover
The boat in the evening by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earning its author a third nomination for the Nobel Prize, this tale centers on a crane colony arriving at its breeding ground to play out a delicate drama, ending with the rarely observed ceremony of the ritual dance. All is observed by a transfixed child who has frozen into his background and become a piece of nature himself. With a kind of cinematic impressionism, this novel voyages back to episodes from childhood, adolescence, and maturity as well as conducts speculative forays into the unknown. Unfolding in a series of delicate sketches that record the changing moods of human experience
The great cycle. Det store spelet by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

54 editions published between 1934 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om en drengs trygge opvækst på en norsk bondegård
The seed. Spring night. [Two novels] by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

61 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The themes of The Seed are violence and guilt. A maniac visiting an island murders a girl. He is pursued by the islanders and killed by the victim's brother. Too late, the avengers become aware of their own guilt, with its attendant mutual mistrust, and they attempt to expiate their crime. Vessas's graphic evocation of nature and his parallel between the violence of savage animals and humanity make this a book of unusual literary distinction
Spring night by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

54 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of hidden fires. Løynde eldars land by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Multiple languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immeasurable traces by Rolf Enström( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bleaching yard by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

27 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolsk roman fra en norsk landsby, hvor en katastrofesituation afslører menneskets inderste egenskaber
The house in the dark by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

45 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part allegory, part fable, The House in the Dark was written in secret during the German occupation of Norway. It gives a stirring picture of how a society struggled to stay united under the strain of being watched by their invaders
Noveller, i samling by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dikt i samling by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palais de glace by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in French and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les poètes, les enfants, les simples d'esprit ont reçu la grâce de voir au-delà des apparences, d'entendre l'inaudible et de se trouver directement au coeur de l'essentiel. Le don de Tarjei Vesaas, peut-être le plus grand écrivain norvégien de ce siècle (1897-1970), aura été de savoir abolir la dérisoire ligne de démarcation entre vie et mort, solitude et présence. Il n'y a pas d'explication toute prête à proposer de ce chef-d'oeuvre qu'est Palais de glace, tant la symbolique en est riche et les harmoniques multiples. Peut-être ne s'agit-il que d'une variation intensément poétique sur le grand secret du thème sacré : l'amour plus fort que la mort. Les deux petites filles qui s'aiment à en mourir, qui aiment l'amour plus qu'elles-mêmes réalisent leur rêve fou, l'une dans la fantastique splendeur de la cascade figée par le gel en un sublime château de glace, l'autre dans un immatériel palais du souvenir. Et l'art de Vesaas, fait d'approches timides, d'élans retenus, d'ébauches à demi suggérées édifie en un texte impeccable un mausolée d'images prestigieuses, de phrases chantantes qui atteint une perfection narrative rarement égalée dans son oeuvre
Vindane, noveller by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

28 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems : 100 poems translated from the Norwegian by Anthony Barnett with 8 poems in the original Nynorsk by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brannen, roman by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tårnet by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skyldfølelsens tårn kaster sin skygge over en norsk families liv
Kvinner ropar heim by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signalet by Tarjei Vesaas( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolsk roman fra en lille landstation om et tog, der ikke kan køre, og passagerernes reaktioner herpå
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Spring night
Alternative Names
Fīsās, Tārǧī 1897-1970

Fisas, Tarjiy

Tarjei Vesaas Noors auteur

Tarjei Vesaas norjalainen kirjailija modernismin kaudelta

Tarjei Vesaas norsk poet

Tarjei Vesaas Norwegian poet

Tarjei Vesaas norwegischer Romancier, Lyriker und Dramatiker

Tarjei Vesaas poeta noruego

Tarjei Vesaas scrittore norvegese

Tarjeijs Vēsoss

Vesos, T'ariai

Vesos, Tarjaj

Vesos, T'arji

Vesos, T'arži

Vesoss, Tarjei 1897-1970

Vēsoss, Tarjeijs

Vesoss, Tarjeijs 1897-1970

Vêsuôsu, Tariei

Весос, Тарьей 1897-1970

Тар'ей Весас

Тарьей Весос

Таряй Весос

Թարյե Վեսոս

تاریای وسوس شاعر نروژی

ヴェースオース, タリエイ


Palace of iceThe boat in the eveningSpring nightChild of the earth : Tarjei Vesaas and Scandinavian primitivismPalace of ice