Selected Stories (Norwegian Literature Series)

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UPC:
9781628970289
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2014-05-20
Author:
Kjell Askildsen
Language:
english

A man and a woman in an isolated house, surrounded by nothing, or nearly nothing; besieged by urban desert or actual wilderness, by alcohol, cigarettes, and ghosts; by mothers, fathers, and lovers who have disappeared... Written in a seemingly unadorned style, with flashes of pitch-black humor, Askildsen's devastating stories convey in few words a portrait of life and thought as they are actually experienced, balanced between despair and hope, memories and expectations. He is recognized as one of the greatest Norwegian writers of the twentieth century, and among the greatest short-story authors of all time.