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Fosse, Jon 1959-

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Most widely held works by Jon Fosse
Melancholy by Jon Fosse( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 296 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
Aliss at the fire by Jon Fosse( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 226 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
Morning and evening : a novel by Jon Fosse( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 215 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. --
Someone is going to come by Knut Vaage( )

3 editions published in 2006 in Norwegian and held by 198 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 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightsongs by Jon Fosse( Book )

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

Melancholy II by Jon Fosse( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 99 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
I am the wind by Jon Fosse( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 80 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
The girl on the sofa by Jon Fosse( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best European fiction 2016( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 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
Slapeloos by Jon Fosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee jongeren zoeken in een Noorse kustplaats naar onderdak
Le nom [suivi de] ; L'enfant by Jon Fosse( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La remise à bateaux by Jon Fosse( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 54 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
Schwester by Jon Fosse( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Norwegian and German and held by 54 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
Quelqu'un va venir [suivi de] Le fils by Jon Fosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An angel walks through the stage : and other essays by Jon Fosse( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 45 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." --
Vakkert : skodespel by Jon Fosse( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in Norwegian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenta i sofaen : skodespel by Jon Fosse( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in Norwegian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auge i vind : dikt by Jon Fosse( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in Norwegian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysteriet i trua : ein samtale mellom Jon Fosse og Eskil Skjeldal by Jon Fosse( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fose, Jun

Fosse, Jon

Fuseh, Yun

Fussih, Yun

Jon Fosse

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

יון פוסה

جان فاس

욘 포세



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