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The Resource I curse the river of time, Per Petterson ; [translation by Charlotte Braslund]

I curse the river of time, Per Petterson ; [translation by Charlotte Braslund]

Label
I curse the river of time
Title
I curse the river of time
Statement of responsibility
Per Petterson ; [translation by Charlotte Braslund]
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Anticipating a divorce against a backdrop of the fall of communism, Arvid Jansen is further dismayed by his mother's diagnosis with cancer, a situation that prompts his emotionally charged quest for understanding and balance
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Review
  • Arvid Jansen's world is spinning out of control. It's 1989, and communism is crumbling, along with the Berlin Wall, his marriage, and his mother's health. She's dying of cancer and feels the need to return to her family home in Denmark. Arvid follows her, and as she deals with her illness, he examines his own life choices, coming to grips with the transient nature of life. Narrator Jefferson Mays allows only a hint of Arvid's self-pity to come though, instead opting for the matter-of-fact stoicism of Petterson's clean, spare prose. With intelligent dialogue and descriptions, Petterson (OUT STEALING HORSES) succeeds in creating stark images of the unforgiving Scandinavian landscape as well as evoking the terrible, terrifying silence in the infinite spaces between human beings. This novel is a prequel to Petterson's 2000 work, IN THE WAKE. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
  • In Norwegian novelist Petterson's poetic, moody prequel to In the Wake (U.S. 2006), introspective protagonist Arvid Jansen spends a good deal of his time smoking, drinking, referencing book titles, and describing Scandinavian landscapes as he struggles to deal with his mother's cancer, his divorce, and the demise of communism. Written in highly descriptive prose, the story is centered in 1989 Oslo but skips back and forth through time, often without definitive shifts for listeners that might be clearer on the printed page. Though narrator Jefferson Mays's (The Lazarus Project ) reading is well paced, the spiraling of the story, though relatively brief, may be too demanding for casual audiences, and a full picture of a man who hesitates to act and his family is never quite attained. Recommended for larger collections with an international literary focus. [The Graywolf hc received a starred review, LJ 4/15/10.—Ed.]— Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo --Joyce Kessel (Reviewed December 1, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 20, p76)
Additional physical form
Issued also on cassette.
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10279477
Cataloging source
RECBX
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1952-
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Petterson, Per
Dewey number
839.8/2374
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Jefferson Mays
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  • Braslund, Charlotte
  • Mays, Jefferson
  • Recorded Books, LLC
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Mothers and sons
  • Communists
  • Europe
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Label
I curse the river of time, Per Petterson ; [translation by Charlotte Braslund]
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
789842
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781449828691
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C5631
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781449828691
  • (OCoLC)651128719
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
I curse the river of time, Per Petterson ; [translation by Charlotte Braslund]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
789842
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781449828691
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C5631
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781449828691
  • (OCoLC)651128719
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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