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Fosse, Jon 1959-

Works: 406 works in 1,048 publications in 7 languages and 7,447 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Documentary films  Drama  Short stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Interviews  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Creator, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter, Editor
Classifications: PT8951.16.O73, 839.82374
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Melancholy by Jon Fosse( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lars Hertervig is a provincial young Norwegian from a poor Quaker background, studying art in Germany and prone to crippling insecurities, sexual obsessions, and terrifying hallucinations. In prose as hypnotic as Beckett's or Berhard's--but earthier and funnier--the novel describes a single day of crisis and its repercussions, years later for Lars himself and a century later for a writer inspired by Hertervig's vision. Melancholy takes us into a painter's fragile consciousness, vulnerable to everything but therefore uniquely able to see its beauty and its light
Someone is going to come by Knut Vaage( )

4 editions published in 2006 in Norwegian and No Linguistic content and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Je suis le vent : d'après Jon Fosse by Nimrod Sahar( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy devil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Norwegian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He hates to travel, but is constantly on the road. He dreads opening nights, but cannot avoid them. It is hard work to be Europe's most sought-after theatre playwrite. This is a charming portrait of a "shy devil". We follow Jon Fosse over six hectic months from Japan, to Germany, to France where he receives the "Ordre National du Mérit", and we follow him back to his little house overlooking the beautiful vast Norwegian landscape by the fiord where he finishes yet another play
I am the wind by Jon Fosse( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind gathers, rising up suddenly. Two men on a fragile boat, a trip to sea - a few drinks, a bite to eat - when one of them decides to push on to the open ocean. Suddenly there they are: among the distant islands, the threatening fog and gathering swell of the sea, bound together on an odyssey into the unknown. Jon Fosse's work includes novels, poetry, essays and books for children. He is one of the most produced playwrights in Europe and his plays have been translated into forty languages. Oberon Books publishes Nightsongs and The Girl on the Sofa, and his other plays in the following collections: Plays One, Plays Two, Plays Three, Plays Four and Plays Five. Plays Six is forthcoming in 2013. Oberon Books also publishes The Luminous Darkness: The Theatre of Jon Fosse by Leif Zern (translated by Ann Henning-Jocelyn)
Boathouse by Jon Fosse( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux amis d'enfance se retrouvent après une longue séparation. Le narrateur est resté au village, n'a pas fait d'études, habite chez sa mère et gagne mal sa vie en jouant de la guitare dans les bals du samedi soir. L'autre, Knut, est parti en ville, s'est marié, a deux filles et est professeur de musique. Pendant trois jours d'été, un drame va se nouer entre le narrateur, Knut et sa femme
Best European fiction 2016( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2010, this anthology has been an essential resource for readers, critics, and publishers interested in contemporary European literature. In this, the seventh installment of the series, Best European Fiction continues its commitment to uncovering the best prose writing happening on the continent from Azerbaijan to Denmark, from Portugal to the Ukraine featuring work by established authors such as Josef Winkler, Christian Gailly, and João de Melo, as well as up-and-coming writers like Krisztina Tóth, Justyna Bargielska, Veronika Simoniti, and Bessora. The volume is also a forum for the best translators working today, featuring new translations by Lawrence Venuti, Vera Rich, Amaia Gabantxo, Adrian Nathan West, and many more. Also featuring a provocative prefatory essay written by John Fosse, Best European Fiction 2016 is another essential report on the state of global literature in the twenty-first century
The girl on the sofa by Jon Fosse( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quelqu'un va venir [suivi de] Le fils by Jon Fosse( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quelqu'un va venir est l'adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre de Jon Fosse, un auteur norvégien. Un couple, vient d'acheter une vieille maison isolée dans une lande humide en bord de mer, sur une île visiblement peu habitée. Ils fuient le monde et leurs semblables pour vivre et croire à deux en un absolu. La venue de l'homme qui leur a vendu la maison révèlera la fragilité du couple et dévoilera en de subtils glissements leurs faiblesses et leurs forces vacillantes. La demeure semble littéralement "habitée" par le spectre des anciens propriétaires, elle renvoie, en miroir, la vision d'une mort à venir et s'infiltre dans l'illusoire promesse de bonheur du couple. [Source :]
Slapeloos by Jon Fosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee jongeren zoeken in een Noorse kustplaats naar onderdak
Mysteriet i trua : ein samtale mellom Jon Fosse og Eskil Skjeldal by Jon Fosse( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Norwegian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays one by Jon Fosse( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays four by Jon Fosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In And we'll never be parted, Jon Fosse exploits theatre's unique potential for ambiguity: as a woman anxiously waits for her husband, are we watching reality, fantasy, memory, or even a ghost story? The Son concerns an ageing and isolated couple, whose long-absent son has a score to settle with their meddlesome neighbour. In the oblique but psychologically penetrating Visits, a withdrawn teenager, apparently upset by the attentions of her mother's boyfriend, turns to her brother for help. The short play Meanwhile the lights go down and everything becomes black, exploring the dilemmas of an errant husband, his young lover and his family, displays Fosse's characteristic compression of theatrical time and space at its most concentrated."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Fose, Jun

Fosse Jon

Fosse, Jon Olav.

Fuse, Yueen

Fuseh, Yun

Fussih, Yun

Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse écrivain norvégien

Jon Fosse escriptor noruec

Jon Fosse escritor noruego

Jon Fosse Noors auteur

Jon Fosse Norra kirjanik

Jon Fosse norsk forfatter og dramatiker

Jon Fosse Norwegian writer

Jon Fosse norwegischer Autor

Jon Fosse scriitor norvegian

Jon Fosse scrittore e drammaturgo norvegese

Йон Фоссе

Фоссе, Юн

Юн Фосэ

Յուն Ֆոսե

יון פוסה

יון פוסה סופר נורווגי

جان فاس

욘 포세

포세, 욘



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