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The Resource The other name : Septology I-II, Jon Fosse ; translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls

The other name : Septology I-II, Jon Fosse ; translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls

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The other name : Septology I-II
Title
The other name
Title remainder
Septology I-II
Statement of responsibility
Jon Fosse ; translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
The Other Name follows the lives of two men living close to each other on the west coast of Norway. The year is coming to a close and Asle, an aging painter and widower, is reminiscing about his life. He lives alone, his only friends being his neighbor Asleik, a bachelor and traditional Norwegian fisherman-farmer, and Beyer, a gallerist who lives in Bjørgvin, a couple hours' drive south of Dylgja, where he lives. There, in Bjørgvin, lives another Asle, also a painter. He and the narrator are doppelgangers--two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life. Written in hypnotic prose that shifts between the first and third person, The Other Name calls into question concrete notions around subjectivity and the self. What makes us who we are? And why do we lead one life and not another? Through flashbacks, Fosse deftly explores the convergences and divergences in the lives of both Asles, slowly building towards a decisive encounter between them both. A writer at the zenith of his career, with The Other Name, the first two volumes in his Septology, Fosse presents us with an indelible and poignant exploration of the human condition that will endure as his masterpiece
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Writing style
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10878859
Cataloging source
AU@
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1959-
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Fosse, Jon
Dewey number
839.8238
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
LC call number
PT8951.16.O73
LC item number
A52313 2019
Literary form
fiction
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Searls, Damion
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True
Series statement
Septologien Series
Series volume
1
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  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Doppelgängers
  • Painters
  • Widowers
  • Norway
  • Doppelgängers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Painters
  • Widowers
  • Norway
Target audience
adult
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septology I-II
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The other name : Septology I-II, Jon Fosse ; translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1153093139
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781945492402
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1153093139
Label
The other name : Septology I-II, Jon Fosse ; translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls
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
Control code
on1153093139
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781945492402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1153093139

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