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Fosse, Jon 1959-

Works: 376 works in 993 publications in 12 languages and 7,246 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Short stories  Documentary films  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Romance fiction  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Translator, Editor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PT8951.16.O73, 839.82374
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jon Fosse
Someone is going to come by Knut Vaage( )

4 editions published in 2006 in Norwegian and No Linguistic content and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morning and evening : a novel by Jon Fosse( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child who will be named Johannes is born. An old man named Johannes dies. Between these two points, Jon Fosse gives us the details of an entire life, starkly compressed. Beginning with Johannes's father's thoughts as his wife goes into labor, and ending with Johannes's own thoughts as he embarks upon a day in his life when everything is exactly the same, yet totally different, Morning and Evening is a novel concerning the beautiful dream that our lives have meaning. --
Aliss at the fire by Jon Fosse( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slim, mournful tale of loss and memory in a coastal Norwegian town, first published in Norway in 2003. The novel opens with a series of shifts in perspective, time and identity that hint at the experimentation that follows. We immediately meet Signe, an aging woman living alone near a fjord. The story is set in 2002, but Signe is soon thinking back to 1979 and the day her husband, Asle, died while boating in the waters
Je suis le vent : d'après Jon Fosse by Nimrod Sahar( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholy by Jon Fosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 184 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
Nightsongs by Jon Fosse( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am the wind by Jon Fosse( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 82 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 o
Best European fiction 2016( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 82 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
A shy devil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Norwegian and held by 77 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
Melancholy II by Jon Fosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not so much a sequel as an alternate perspective, Jon Fosse's coda to his brilliant and much-lauded Melancholy picks up the story of tormented landscape painter Lars Hertervig in 1902, shortly after his death. Taking place, like Melancholy, over the course of a single day, it treats us to the thoughts of Hertervig's sister, carrying on with her life in the absence of her eccentric brother. She recalls their childhood under a domineering father, remembering Hertervig's difficulties fitting in, and likewise Hertervig the man: poor, always hovering on the brink, fanatical about painting and his own perceived shortcomings as an artist and human being. In the same hypnotic prose for which Fosse is famous, Melancholy II serves as an investigation not only into the 'collateral damage' wrought by art and artists, but into a master's tools and obsessions as well."--Publisher's website
The girl on the sofa by Jon Fosse( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholia : roman by Jon Fosse( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman raconte un épisode de la vie d'un peintre norvégien très connu dans son pays, Lars Hertervig, mort au début du siècle. C'est sa chute dans la folie, alors qu'il étudie la peinture en Allemagne, en 1853, et un moment de son séjour à l'asile qui constituent les deux premières parties de ce livre
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 :]
Schwester by Jon Fosse( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Norwegian and German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von der Einsamkeit des Unverstandenen: Ein vier Jahre alter Junge will die Welt an einem norwegischen Fjord, wo er mit seinen Eltern lebt, erkunden. Innerhalb von wenigen Tagen erfährt er, wie gross und stark die Macht der Erwachsenen ist, die ihn vor "gefährlichen" Abenteuern beschützen wollen. Immer wieder versucht er, zusammen mit seiner dreijährigen Schwester die Grenzen seiner Freiheit auszureizen, immer wieder wird er daran gehindert, diese Erfahrung zu machen. Aber dabei erkennt er auch die Liebe zu seiner kleinen Schwester und wie wichtig ihm das Gefühl des Geborgenseins in dieser Beziehung ist. Eine schöne Geschichte mit eindrücklich ruhigen Bildern und - wie ein Kontrast - Sätzen mit z.T. über 300 Wörtern. Fosse reiht Hauptsatz um Hauptsatz ohne Punkt aneinander, manchmal ein ganzes Kapitel lang. Die Sprache bleibt aber so schlicht und klar, dass Kinder mühelos folgen können. Ganz zu Recht wurde dieses Buch in Norwegen als bestes Kinderbuch des Jahres ausgezeichnet. Sehr empfehlenswert. Ab 6 Jahren, ausgezeichnet, Urs Geissbühler
Le nom : [suivi de] ; L'enfant by Jon Fosse( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholie : Roman by Jon Fosse( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus dem Norwegischen von Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel. Düsseldorf, Mitte des letzten Jahrhunderts: Der norwegische Maler Lars Hertervig ist verliebt, wahnsinnig verliebt in Helene. Blau wie Helenes Augen ist der kleine Riss in der Wolkendecke, der seinen Landschaften ihr einzigartiges, geheimnisvolles Leuchten schenkt. aber Helene ist noch ein Kind, gerade fünfzehn Jahre alt. Lars darf das Mädchen nicht lieben und verliert darüber den Verstand. Er wird in seine Heimat abgeschoben und in die Hände von Ärzten gegeben. Die Diagnose: Melancholie. Lars will malen, nichts anderes, doch die Ärzte verweigern ihm Pinsel, Stifte und Farben. Ihm bleibt nur die Flucht
An angel walks through the stage : and other essays by Jon Fosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Fosse said farewell to theory early in his career, choosing poetry, fiction, and drama as his mediums of choice. Here, however, in a selection from his two books of essays, we see just how incisive a critic and memoirist he can be. Not only including a generous portion of Fosse's writing on literature and theater--including the irresistable "Thomas Bernhard and His Grandfather"--this collection also includes such personal essays such as "My Dear New Norwegian." "Old Houses," and "He Who Didn't Want to Become a Teacher." --
La remise à bateaux by Jon Fosse( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 53 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
Slapeloos by Jon Fosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee jongeren zoeken in een Noorse kustplaats naar onderdak
Kveldsvævd : forteljing by Jon Fosse( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kveldsvævd er ein frittståande oppfølgjar til Andvake og Olavs draumar. Her møter vi gamle Ales, dotter til Alida. Gjennom henne får vi vite korleis det gjekk med Alida og Asle, paret som ofra samvitet for kjærleiken. Asle vart hengd i Bjørgvin. Alida og den vesle sonen Sigvald følgjer sambygdingen Åsleik tilbake til Dylgja, staden Asle og Alida ein gong reiste frå."
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Alternative Names
Fose, Jun

Fosse Jon

Fosse, Jon Olav.

Fuse, Yueen

Fuseh, Yun

Fussih, Yun

Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse escriptor noruec

Jon Fosse escritor noruego

Jon Fosse Noors auteur

Jon Fosse norsk forfatter og dramatiker

Jon Fosse Norwegian writer

Jon Fosse norwegischer Autor

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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