Aliss at the Fire (Norwegian Literature Series)

Aliss at the Fire (Norwegian Literature Series)

Jon Fosse


In her previous apartment by way of the fjord, Signe lies on a bench and sees a imaginative and prescient of herself as she used to be greater than two decades past: status by way of the window looking ahead to her husband Asle, on that poor past due November day while he took his rowboat out onto the water and not again. Her thoughts widen out to incorporate their complete existence jointly, and past: the bonds of relations and the battles with implacable nature stretching again over 5 generations, to Asle's great-great-grandmother Aliss. In Jon Fosse's bright, hallucinatory prose, a majority of these moments in time inhabit an identical area, and the ghosts of the previous collide with those that nonetheless live to tell the tale. "Aliss on the hearth" is a visionary masterpiece, a haunting exploration of affection and loss that ranks one of the maximum meditations on marriage and human fate.

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