Collected Essays

Collected Essays

Jon Fosse The Nobel Prize

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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Nobel Prize-winner Jon Fosse, born in 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 lives today 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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2008
Dark and Wet

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1994
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1998
How it Was

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2020
Very Very Slowly

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1989
Death Variations

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2002
Living Rock

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2015
The Girl in the Sofa

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2003
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2009

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2004

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2005

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2006
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2007
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2006
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1991
Stone to Stone

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2013
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2009
Red, Black

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1983
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2009
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1995
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2011
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1989
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2000
Girl in Yellow Raincoat

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2010
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1990
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2001
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1985
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1996

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2000

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2004
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2000

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1996
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1998
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1998
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2000

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