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Novel 11, Book 18

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Bjorn Hansen, a respectable town treasurer, has just turned fifty and is horrified by the thought that chance has ruled his life. ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Bjorn Hansen, a respectable town treasurer, has just turned fifty and is horrified by the thought that chance has ruled his life. Eighteen years ago he left his wife and their two-year-old son for his mistress, who persuaded him to start afresh in a small, provincial town and to dabble in amateur dramatics. In time that relationship also faded, and after four years of living alone Bjorn contemplates an extraordinary course of action that will change his life for ever. He finds a fellow conspirator in Dr Schitz, who has a secret of his own and offers to help Bjrn carry his preposterous and dangerous plan through to its logical conclusion. However, the sudden reappearance of his son both fills Bjrn with new hope and complicates matters. The desire to gamble with his comfortable existence proves irresistible, however, taking him to Vilnius in Lithuania, where very soon he cannot tell whether he's tangled up in a game or reality.Novel 11, Book 18, for which Dag Solstad received the Norwegian Critics' Prize for Literature, is an uncompromising and concentrated existential novel that accommodates all of the author's fundamental themes.

Vorwort
A highly subversive novel about gambling with a comfortable existence from the master of Norwegian literature

Autorentext
Dag Solstad is one of Norway's leading and most celebrated contemporary writers. Solstad has won many Norwegian and international awards, most recently the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize in 2017, and is the only author to have won the Norwegian Critics Prize three times. All three of his novels already published in English Shyness and Dignity, Novel 11, Book 18 and Professor Andersen's Night have been listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Zusammenfassung

WINNER OF THE SWEDISH ACADEMY'S NORDIC PRIZE 2017

'He's a kind of surrealistic writer... I think that's serious literature' Haruki Murakami

'An utterly hypnotic and utterly humane writer' James Wood

'Without question Norway's bravest, most intelligent novelist' Per Petterson

'Dag Solstad serves up another helping of his wan and wise almost-comedy' Geoff Dyer

'He doesn't write to please other people. Do exactly what you want, that's my idea...the drama exists in his voice' Lydia Davis

Bjørn Hansen, a respectable town treasurer, has just turned fifty and is horrified by the thought that chance has ruled his life. Eighteen years ago he left his wife and their two-year-old son for his mistress, who persuaded him to start afresh in a small, provincial town and to dabble in amateur dramatics. But as time passes, this relationship begins to wilt and die as well.

After four years of living comfortably alone, Bjørn starts entertaining a dangerous course of action that will change his life beyond recognition. This urge to gamble with his comfortable existence becomes irresistible, taking Bjørn to Vilnius, Lithuania, with Dr Schiøtz his fellow conspirator, where he cannot tell whether he's tangled up in a game or an absurd new reality.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Novel 11, Book 18
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EAN: 9781446485897
ISBN: 978-1-4464-8589-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Vintage Digital
Genre: Sonstiges Belletristik
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Veröffentlichung: 31.07.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.2 MB