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The Resource Knots : stories, Gunnhild Øyehaug ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson

Knots : stories, Gunnhild Øyehaug ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson

Label
Knots : stories
Title
Knots
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Gunnhild Øyehaug ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
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Contributor
Author
Translator
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway's most celebrated writers. First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug's radical collection of short stories that range from the surreal to the oddly mundane, and prod the discomforts of mental, sexual, and familial bonds. In both precise short-shorts and ruminative longer tales, Øyehaug meanders through the tangled, jinxed, and unavoidable conflicts of love and desire. From young Rimbaud's thwarted passions to the scandalous disappearance of an entire family, these stories do the chilling work of tracing the outlines of what could have been in both the quietly morbid and the delightfully comical. A young man is born with an uncuttable umbilical cord and spends his life physically tethered to his mother; a tipsy uncle makes an uncomfortable toast with unforeseeable repercussions; and a dissatisfied deer yearns to be seen. As one character reflects, "You never know how things might turn out, you never know how anything will turn out, tomorrow the walls might fall down, the room disappear." Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, Øyehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that never overreaches the needs of her stories. Full of characters who can't help tying knots in themselves and each other, these tales make the world just a little more strange, and introduce a major international voice of searing vision, grace, and humor"--
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Summary
"A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway's most celebrated writers. First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild ¢yehaug's radical collection of short stories that range from the surreal to the oddly mundane, and prod the discomforts of mental, sexual, and familial bonds. In both precise short-shorts and ruminative longer tales, ¢yehaug meanders through the tangled, jinxed, and unavoidable conflicts of love and desire. From young Rimbaud's thwarted passions to thescandalous disappearance of an entire family, these stories do the chilling work of tracing the outlines of what could have been in both the quietly morbid and the delightfully comical. A young man is born with an uncuttable umbilical cord and spends hislife physically tethered to his mother; a tipsy uncle makes an uncomfortable toast with unforeseeable repercussions; and a dissatisfied deer yearns to be seen. As one character reflects, "You never know how things might turn out, you never know how anything will turn out, tomorrow the walls might fall down, the room disappear." Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, ¢yehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that never overreaches the needs of her stories. Full of characters who can't help tying knots in themselves and each other, these tales make the world just a little more strange, and introduce a major international voice of searing vision, grace, and humor"--
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10570619
Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
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Øyehaug, Gunnhild
Dewey number
839.823/8
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
short stories
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Dickson, Kari
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True
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  • Øyehaug, Gunnhild
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Knots : stories, Gunnhild Øyehaug ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nice and mild -- Take off, landing -- Small knot -- Gold pattern -- Overtures -- A renowned engineer -- The girl holding my hand -- From the lighthouse -- Grandma is sleeping -- An entire family disappears -- It's raining in love -- Compulsion -- Oh, life -- Echo -- The deer at the edge of the forest -- It's snowing -- Fortune smiles on Mona Lisa -- Deal -- Trapeze -- Blanchot slips under a bridge -- Air -- Transcend -- Meanwhile, on another planet -- Vitalie meets an officer -- The object assumes an exalted place in the discourse -- Two by two -- Notes
Control code
ocn957021232
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780374181673
Lccn
2016045040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957021232
Label
Knots : stories, Gunnhild Øyehaug ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nice and mild -- Take off, landing -- Small knot -- Gold pattern -- Overtures -- A renowned engineer -- The girl holding my hand -- From the lighthouse -- Grandma is sleeping -- An entire family disappears -- It's raining in love -- Compulsion -- Oh, life -- Echo -- The deer at the edge of the forest -- It's snowing -- Fortune smiles on Mona Lisa -- Deal -- Trapeze -- Blanchot slips under a bridge -- Air -- Transcend -- Meanwhile, on another planet -- Vitalie meets an officer -- The object assumes an exalted place in the discourse -- Two by two -- Notes
Control code
ocn957021232
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780374181673
Lccn
2016045040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957021232

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