Melancholy

By Jon Fosse; Grethe Kvernes (Translator); Damion Searls (Translator)
(Dalkey Archive Press, Paperback, 9781564784513, 284pp.)

Publication Date: November 2006

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"Melancholy" takes us deep inside a painter's fragile consciousness, vulnerable to everything but therefore uniquely able to see its beauty and its light.




About the Author
Called the new Ibsen in the German press, and heralded throughout Western Europe, Jon Fosse is one of contemporary Norwegian literature s most important writers. In 2000, his novel Melancholy won the Melsom Prize, and Fosse was awarded a lifetime stipend from the Norwegian government for his future literary efforts.



Damion Searls is a writer in English and translator from German, French, Dutch, and Norwegian. Searls has translated writers including Ingeborg Bachmann, Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, Christa Wolf; his translation of Hans Keilson's "Comedy in a Minor Key "was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010 and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in Fiction.
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