Scenes from a Childhood

Scenes from a Childhood

Jon Fosse The Nobel Prize

Original title: Prosa frå ein oppvekst
Publisher: Samlaget, 1994
Genre: Short stories
Pages: 160 pages

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Scenes from a Childhood is a collection of stories by Jon Fosse.

In the title work, a loosely autobiographical narrative covers infancy to awkward adolescence, unearthing the moments of childhood that linger longest in the imagination. In ‘And Then My Dog Will Come Back To Me’, a haunting and dream-like novella, a dispute between neighbours escalates to an inexorable climax. Taken from various sources, the texts gathered here together for the first time demonstrate that the short story is one of the recurrent modes of Fosse’s imagination, and occasions some of his greatest works

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Brazilian Portuguese: Companhia das Letras
Lithuanian: Aukso žuvys
Portuguese (PT): Cavalo de Ferro
Swedish: Atlas
Spanish: Random House
World English: Fitzcarraldo Editions

Jon Fosse

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Nobel Prize-winner Jon Fosse (b. 1959), is widely considered one of the most important writers of our time. For almost forty years, he has written novels, plays, poems, stories, essays, and children’s books. His award-winning work has been translated into more than fifty languages and his plays have been staged over a thousand times all over the world.

Jon Fosse grew up in Strandebarm, a small village in the western part of Norway, he now lives in the Grotten, an honorary residence in Oslo, as well as in Hainburg, Austria, and Frekhaug, Norway.

Fosse was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2023 and has received numerous prizes, both in Norway and internationally through the years.

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