A New Name: Septology VI-VII (Paperback)

A New Name: Septology VI-VII By Jon Fosse, Damion Searls (Translator) Cover Image
By Jon Fosse, Damion Searls (Translator)
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Asle is an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of Norway. In nearby Bj rgvin another Asle, also a painter, is lying in the hospital, consumed by alcoholism. Asle and Asle are doppelg ngers - two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life, both grappling with existential questions.

In this final instalment of Jon Fosse's Septology, the major prose work by 'the Beckett of the twenty-first century' (Le Monde), we follow the lives of the two Asles as younger adults in flashbacks: the narrator meets his lifelong love, Ales; joins the Catholic Church; and makes a living by trying to paint away all the pictures stuck in his mind. A New Name: Septology VI-VII is a transcendent exploration of the human condition, and a radically other reading experience - incantatory, hypnotic, and utterly unique.

About the Author

Jon Fosse was born in 1959 on the west coast of Norway and is the recipient of countless prestigious prizes, both in his native Norway and abroad. Since his 1983 fiction debut, Raudt, svart [Red, Black], Fosse has written prose, poetry, essays, short stories, children's books, and over forty plays, with more than a thousand productions performed and translations into fifty languages. A New Name is the final volume in Septology, his latest prose work, published in three volumes by Fitzcarraldo Editions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913097721
ISBN-10: 1913097722
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date: September 8th, 2021
Language: English