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The Resource The Other Name

The Other Name

Label
The Other Name
Title
The Other Name
Statement of responsibility
Jon Fosse ; translated by Damion Searls
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is coming to a close and Asle, an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of Norway, is reminiscing about his life. His only friends are his neighbour, Åsleik, a traditional fisherman-farmer, and Beyer, a gallerist who lives in the city. There, in Bjørgvin, lives another Asle, also a painter but lonely and consumed by alcohol. Asle and Asle are doppelgängers – two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life, both grappling with existential questions about life, death, love, light and shadow, faith and hopelessness. Written in melodious and hypnotic ‘slow prose’,The Other Name: Septology I-II is an indelible and poignant exploration of the human condition by Jon Fosse, ‘a major European writer’ (Karl Ove Knausgaard), in which everything is always there, and past and present flow together.'Fosse has written a strange mystical moebius strip of a novel, in which an artist struggles with faith and loneliness, and watches himself, or versions of himself, fall away into the lower depths. The social world seems distant and foggy in this profound, existential narrative, which is only the first part of what promises to be a major work of Scandinavian fiction.'— Hari Kunzru, author of White Tears
Member of
Summary
The lives of an aging painter and his doppelganger converge and diverge in an elegiac meditation on our unlived lives
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10878859
Cataloging source
BT
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1959-
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Fosse, Jon
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1959-
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  • Searls, Damion
  • Fosse, Jon
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True
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Literary Fiction
Target audience
adult
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septology I-II
Label
The Other Name
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_679155
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781910695920
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Other Name
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_679155
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781910695920
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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