Aliss at the Fire (Norwegian Literature Series)

Aliss at the Fire (Norwegian Literature Series)

Jon Fosse


In her previous residence through the fjord, Signe lies on a bench and sees a imaginative and prescient of herself as she used to be greater than two decades prior: status by way of the window expecting her husband Asle, on that negative overdue November day while he took his rowboat out onto the water and not lower back. Her thoughts widen out to incorporate their entire lifestyles jointly, and past: the bonds of relatives and the battles with implacable nature stretching again over 5 generations, to Asle's great-great-grandmother Aliss. In Jon Fosse's vibrant, hallucinatory prose, a majority of these moments in time inhabit a similar area, and the ghosts of the earlier collide with those that nonetheless continue to exist. "Aliss on the fireplace" 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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