Collected Essays

Collected Essays

Jon Fosse

Publisher: Samlaget, 2011
Genre: Essays

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Jon Fosse’s preferred mediums of writing have been fiction, and drama, nonetheless, he has written a variety of irresistible essays throughout his prolific career. From writings on literature and theatre, and other his relationship to the arts in general, to more personal essays, all giving insight to just how incisive a critic and memoirist he can be.

Karl Ove Knausgaard, the author of My Struggle, wrote in his introduction to a Swedish collection of essays:

“Nobody has described the essence of Jon Fosse work better than Leo Tolstoj, in the novel War and Peace, when the protagonist Prince Andrei is moved to tears listening to music and tries to understand why. He finds in the process the eerie contractions between the infinity within him and his being simultaneously limited and earthbound. This contradiction, between the inner infinity and the outer limitation, is the driving force in all that Jon Fosse has written.”

These essays are available on demand for compilations of choice, the majority multiple languages.

Previous compilations include, amongst others, From Telling via Showing towards Writing, An Angel Walks Through The Stage and Other Essays, and Gnostic Essays

Jon Fosse

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Photo: Tove Breistein

Jon Fosse is widely considered one of the world’s most important living writers. Born in 1959 in Strandebarm, a small village in the western part of Norway, he lives today in the Grotten, an honorary residence, as well as in Hainburg, Austria, and Frekhaug, Norway.

Fosse has received numerous prizes, both in Norway and internationally, and he is mentioned increasingly often as a likely contender for the Nobel Prize. He is currently finishing a major seven-volume work of what he calls “slow prose”: Septology, to be published in three volumes in 2019, 2021, and 2023.

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Other titles by Jon Fosse

Someone Is Going to Come

Jon Fosse

1996
Morning and Evening

Jon Fosse

2000
Septology

Jon Fosse

2019 - 2020 - 2021
Melancholy I, II

Jon Fosse

1995, 1996
Plays 1 - 5

Jon Fosse

20016
Nightsongs

Jon Fosse

1998
Boathouse

Jon Fosse

1989
Trilogy

Jon Fosse

2014
Dream of Autumn

Jon Fosse

1999
I Am the Wind

Jon Fosse

2008
Little Sister

Jon Fosse

2000
Living Rock

Jon Fosse

2015
The Fiddler Girl

Jon Fosse

2009
The Dog Manuscripts

Jon Fosse

2018, (1995, 1996, 1997)
Collected Poems

Jon Fosse

2001
Kant

Jon Fosse

1990
The Name

Jon Fosse

1995
Shorter Prose

Jon Fosse

2011