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Fosse, Jon 1959-

Overview
Works: 313 works in 764 publications in 9 languages and 4,631 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Film adaptations  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT8951.16.O73, 839.82374
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Most widely held works by Jon Fosse
Aliss at the fire by Jon Fosse( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 221 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
Melancholy by Jon Fosse( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 201 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 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I am the wind by Jon Fosse( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 95 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
Someone is going to come by Knut Vaage( )
3 editions published in 2006 in Norwegian and No Linguistic content and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dead dogs Jon Fosse ; [translated from the Norwegian by May-Brit Akerholt] by Jon Fosse( )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man lives alone with his mother and his beloved dog in a house in a small village overlooking the fjord. The dog has run off and gone missing. This has never happened before ... In The Dead Dogs, lives are shockingly disrupted by an event that changes the direction of their future. Fosse's drama explores life lived in unexpected ways, with a sense of otherness pervading the present and colouring the characters' relationships
Slapeloos by Jon Fosse( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twee jongeren zoeken in een Noorse kustplaats naar onderdak
Matin et soir by Jon Fosse( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un roman en deux parties : une brève première montre la naissance de Johannes, le fils du pêcheur Olaï et de sa femme Marta. La deuxième partie semble évoquer une journée de Johannes devenu vieux, mais avec quelque chose d'inhabituel : sur la grève, il aperçoit son ami Peter mort depuis des années et embarque avec lui sur son bateau. Un texte sur les moments clés que sont la naissance et la mort
The girl on the sofa by Jon Fosse( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schwester by Jon Fosse( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Norwegian and German and held by 48 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
La remise à bateaux by Jon Fosse( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Norwegian and French and held by 48 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
Melancholie : Roman by Jon Fosse( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 45 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
Melancholy II by Jon Fosse( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 45 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
Quelqu'un va venir [suivi de] Le fils by Jon Fosse( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ochtend en avond by Jon Fosse( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Op een dag loopt alles anders in het leven van een oude Noorse visser
Det er Ales by Jon Fosse( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Norwegian and Danish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays by Jon Fosse( Book )
in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teaterstykke by Jon Fosse( Book )
14 editions published in 1999 in Norwegian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vakkert : skodespel by Jon Fosse( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in Norwegian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morgen und Abend : Roman by Jon Fosse( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fose, Jun
Fosse, Jon
Fussih, Yun
Languages
Norwegian (76)
English (42)
German (30)
French (7)
Czech (3)
Swedish (2)
Dutch (2)
Danish (1)
Italian (1)
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