T Singer #ad - There he plans to begin a deliberately anonymous life as a librarian. Overall, t singer marks a departure more explicitly existential than any of Solstad’s previous works. . After a few years together, the couple is on the verge of separating, when a car accident prompts a dramatic change in Singer’s life.
The narrator of the novel specifically states that this is not a happy story, as in all of Dag Solstad’s works, yet, the prose is marked by an unforgettable combination of humor and darkness. Solstad doesn’t write to please other people.
Armand VNew Directions #ad - Armand’s son joins the norwegian sas to fight in the Middle East, and this leads to catastrophic, despite being specifically warned against such a move by his father, heartbreaking consequences. Told exclusively in footnotes to an unwritten book, this is Solstad’s radically unconventional novel about how we experience the passing of time: how it fragments, drifts, quickens, and how single moments can define a life.
. New directions proudly introduces two novels in english by the norwegian master, norway’s bravest, most intelligent novelist” Per Petterson Armand is a diplomat rising through the ranks of the Norwegian foreign office, who is “without question, but he’s caught between his public duty to support foreign wars in the Middle East and his private disdain for Western intervention.
Armand V #ad - He hides behind knowing, ironic statements, which no one grasps and which change nothing.
Shyness and DignityGraywolf Press #ad - He was once more struck by their hostile attitude toward him. He soon realizes, however, that this day will be the decisive day of his life. At the high school where he teaches, a novel insight into Ibsen's The Wild Duck grips him with a passion so intense that he barely notices the disinterest of his students.
An ibsen scholar falls desperately out of society—publication coinciding with Ibsen's 100th anniversary celebrations In front of him, twenty-nine young men and women about the age of eighteen who looked at him and returned his greeting. But it couldn't be helped, he had a task to perform and was going through with it.
Shyness and Dignity #ad - With shyness and dignity, dag solstad - praised in norway as one of the most innovative novelists of his generation - offers an intricate and richly drawn portrait of a man who feels irrevocably alienated from contemporary culture, and, politics, ultimately, humanity. He asked them to take out their school edition of The Wild Duck.
After the lesson, when a broken umbrella provokes an unpredictable rage, he barely notices the students' intense curiosity. Individually they could be very pleasant, positioned like now, at their desks, they constituted a structural enmity, but together, directed at him and all that he stood for. Elias rukla begins yet another day under the leaden Oslo sky.
It was from them as a group that he sensed that massive dislike sent forth by their bodies.
EEG: A NovelNew Directions #ad - Andreas ban’s suicide attempt has failed. Ghosts follow him wherever he goes: chess grandmasters who disappeared during WWII; the lost inhabitants of Latvia; war criminals who found work in the CIA and died peacefully in their beds. Ban’s family is with him too, those already dead and those with one foot in the grave.
. Though very ill, he still finds the will to tap on the glass of history to summon those imprisoned within. Financial times book of the yearan urgent new novel about death, and memory from the highly acclaimed Croatian writerIn this breathtaking final work, war, Daša Drndic reaches new heights. As if left with only a few pieces in a chess game, Andreas Ban—and Daša Drndic—play a stunning last match against Death.
EEG: A Novel #ad - He travels from rijeka to Zagreb, from Belgrade to Tirana, from Parisian avenues to Italian castles. History remembers the names of the perpetrators, not the victims—Ban remembers and honors the lost. Mercilessly, he dissects society and his environment, shunning all favors as he goes after the evils and hidden secrets of our times.
BelladonnaNew Directions #ad - Winner of 2018 warwick prize for women in TranslationFrom the author of the highly acclaimed Trieste, a fierce novel about history, memory, and illness.
The World Goes OnNew Directions #ad - A traveler, reeling from the sights and sounds of Varanasi, encounters a giant of a man on the banks of the Ganges ranting on the nature of a single drop of water. The excitement of his writing, ” adam thirwell proclaimed in the New York Review of Books, “is that he has come up with this own original forms—there is nothing else like it in contemporary literature.
”. A child laborer in a portuguese marble quarry wanders off from work one day into a surreal realm utterly alien from his daily toils. The world goes on is another amazing masterpiece by the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. As lászló krasznahoraki himself explains: “each text is about drawing our attention away from this world, speeding our body toward annihilation, and immersing ourselves in a current of thought or a narrative…” A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai.
The World Goes On #ad - A magnificent new collection of stories by “the contemporary hungarian master of apocalypse” Susan SontagIn The World Goes On, and then bids farewell “for here I would leave this earth and these stars, then tells eleven unforgettable stories, a narrator first speaks directly, because I would take nothing with me”.
Professor Andersen's NightNew Directions #ad - Professor andersen’s night is an unsettling yet highly entertaining novel, written in Dag Solstad’s signature concise, dark, and witty prose. Lost in thought, he looks out the window and sees a man strangle a woman in the apartment across the street. I think he is serious literature". Failing to report the crime, he becomes paralyzed by his indecision.
He’s a kind of surrealistic writer, of very strange novels, " Haruki Murakami wrote. A dark and moving examination of one man’s derailed life, by the norwegian master who is “without question, Norway’s bravest, and fifty-five-year-old professor Pal Andersen is alone, it is Christmas Eve, most intelligent novelist” Per PettersonIn this existential murder mystery, drinking coffee and cognac in his living room.
The Melancholy of Resistance New Directions PaperbookNew Directions #ad - The melancholy of resistance, surreal novel, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small Hungarian town. The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs. A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the dead of winter, prompting bizarre rumors.
From the winner of the 2015 man booker international PrizeA powerful, surreal novel, in the tradition of Gogol, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town. Eszter, who is the tender center of the book, our hapless hero with his head in the clouds, plotting her takeover of the town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, the only pure and noble soul to be found.
The Melancholy of Resistance New Directions Paperbook #ad - Compact, "is a slow lava flow of narrative, powerful and intense, as its enormously gifted translator George Szirtes puts it, The Melancholy of Resistance, a vast black river of type. And yet, miraculously, the novel, in the words of The Guardian, "lifts the reader along in lunar leaps and bounds. ". Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find music, cosmology, fascism.
SatantangoNew Directions #ad - Their world is rough and ready, lost somewhere between the comic and tragic, in one small insignificant corner of the cosmos. At the center of satantango, ” george Szirtes has said, “is the eponymous drunken dance, referred to here sometimes as a tango and sometimes as a csardas. Theirs is the dance of death.
You know, ” Mrs. Schemes, hopes of escape, crimes, infidelities, and above all trust and its constant betrayal are Krasznahorkai’s meat. Schmidt, a pivotal character, tipsily confides, “dance is my one weakness. ”. It takes place at the local inn where everyone is drunk. From the winner of the 2015 man booker international prizeat long last, twenty-five years after the Hungarian genius László Krasznahorkai burst onto the scene with his first novel, Satantango dances into English in a beautiful translation by George Szirtes.
Satantango #ad - Already famous as the inspiration for the filmmaker Béla Tarr’s six-hour masterpiece, Satantango is proof, as the spellbinding, and hauntingly beautiful book has it, bleak, that “the devil has all the good times. The story of satantango, spread over a couple of days of endless rain, focuses on the dozen remaining inhabitants of an unnamed isolated hamlet: failures stuck in the middle of nowhere.
The Nocilla Trilogy: Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Experience, Nocilla LabFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - The author has created a hybrid genre that mirrors our networked lives, allowing us to inhabit its interstitial spaces. Greeted as a landmark in contemporary Spanish literature, the entire trilogy has not been available in English until now. By juxtaposing fiction with non-fiction. On the run from the authorities, kenny takes up permanent residence in the legal non-place of Singapore International Airport, while the novelists Enrique Vila-Matas and Agustín Fernández Mallo encounter each other on an oil rig.
These are just a few of the narrative strands that make up Fernández Mallo’s Nocilla Trilogy—Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Experience, and Nocilla Lab. A landmark in contemporary spanish literature, agustin fernandez Mallo’s Nocilla Trilogy—Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Lab, and Nocilla Experience—presents multiple narratives of people and places that reflect America and the world in the digital age of the twenty-first century.
The Nocilla Trilogy: Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Experience, Nocilla Lab #ad - In the middle of the Nevada desert stands a solitary poplar tree covered in hundreds of pairs of shoes. Farther along route 50, a lonely prostitute falls in love with a collector of found photographs. There is something deeply strange and finally unknowable about this book, in the very best way. Ben marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet.
A physician as well as an artist, Fernández Mallo can spot a mermaid’s tail in a neutron monitor; estrange theorems into pure poetry.