Order the autumn edition here

Germany wants Fosse

Jon Fosse wrote the novel This is Alise on direct request from a German publisher. A year later, the book came in Norwegian.

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

For the great dramatists, the boundaries of the country have long been dissolved, and both Henrik Ibsen and Ludvig Holberg were well used to watch performances outside the borders of their home country. Jon Fosse as well, but with the novel This is Alise he broke new ground. For it is very uncommon for Norwegian fiction writers to be published abroad before the book comes in Norwegian language costume.

- The person who first hired me in Germany, Niko Hansen, started his own publishing house. Then he contacted a number of fiction writers he had had contact with, and asked them to write for him. One was completely free, but in one way or another the text was to touch the sea and the sea. And it suited me well, says Fosse.

This is Alise was released in Germany in 2003 and received good reception. The following year, Det Norske Samlaget followed suit It's Ales. Fosse has become accustomed to the fact that it is abroad who first get to experience his new work.

- I write quite a lot for theater, and even though Norwegian theaters have most world premieres, I can not see that there is any problem in more people being staged abroad first. In recent years, most of my world premieres have taken place outside Norway. The girl on the couch was set up at the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh, while Purple premiered at the National Theater in London. And now in September, it's premiere on hot at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin.

Give an answer

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn about how your comment data is processed.

ASIA: "We are the ones who are far away, while they are in the center"

TECHNOLOGY: According to Kevin Kelly, technology writer, photographer and publicist, the best thing you can do sometimes is slow down technology.

Two girls with clasped hands stare expressionlessly at the ground

AFGHANISTAN: Sangin – during twenty years of war, this area has been the bloodiest battlefield. It is reminiscent of Roman ruins. In 2001, one in three Afghans was starving – now one in two is starving.

Dialogue between sculpture and photography

DISPLAY: Peter Lindbergh's photographs of Alberto Giacometti's small, secret sculptures – put together in an exhibition: Showing intimacy is a challenge. You come as a visitor, an intruder…

The danger of modified nature

ECOLOGY:With technological measures in all directions, researchers are faced with sky-high challenges. One of them is human ignorance linked to indifference.

To modernize an entire continent

PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE: The tendency of Latin American writers to focus on a better future is part of the region's renewed self-awareness – and modernization with free abortion and new constitutions.

The effort in ORIENTERING contributed to a turning point in the Norwegian labor movement

Sigurd Evensmo <7b> Journalist in the Arbeiderpressen from 1930 to 1949 in recent years as cultural editor of Arbeiderbladet.

A gigantic loss project

THE DISCLOSURES: For 20 years, US authorities lied about the war in Afghanistan.

Hitler's favorite director Leni Riefenstahl

FALSE OF HISTORY? Nina Gladitz challenges the notion that Leni Riefenstahl was an ingenious artist with poor political views. Her documentary about the filmmaker has been hidden in the German WDR archive since 1982. The reactions to Gladitz's book also show how difficult it is to seek truth and give the weakest in society a voice.

Challenging climate sobriety

ECOLOGY: We need such voices as Holly Jean Buck, who criticizes wishful thinking – precisely to help bring forward a hopeful, serious and long-lasting climate fight, beyond all easy optimism.

The comprehensive self-insulation

COVID19: SARS in 2003, bird flu in 2005, MERS in 2012, Ebola in 2014, combined with the financial crisis, massive refugee flows, and revolutions in the Middle East and Greta Thunberg's shrill doomsday voice, had largely immunized the population against something as abstract as Covid19.

We call it precariat

WORK: Precarious working life is perhaps alluring with its freedom and flexibility. But with the precarious also comes the uncontrollable, the unpredictability and the lack of rights. Precarious work has become widespread in a subject such as journalism. Nevertheless, I am still tempted by the flexible tasks, by the sense of variability, freedom almost.

An ever-creeping feeling of loneliness

INSULATION: Acute loneliness affects both winners and losers. Daniel Schreiber visits a wealth of hermit literature – such as Thoreau's Walden and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. But what does social withdrawal mean today – whether it is the occupational or pandemic condition?
- Advertisement -spot_img

You may also likeRelated
Recommended