Books set in Norway (66)


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A shining by Jon Fosse EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
A man starts driving without knowing where he is going. He alternates between turning right and left, and ultimately finds himself stuck at the end of a forest road. It soon grows dark and begins to snow. But instead of searching for help, he ventures, foolishly, into the dark forest. Inevitably, the man gets lost, and as he grows cold and tired, he encounters a glowing being amid the obscurity. Strange, haunting and dreamlike, A Shining is the latest work of fiction by National Book Award-finalist Jon Fosse, the Beckett of the twenty-first century" ( Le Monde ).

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A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
“An epic story, elegantly told and full of mystery.” — Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle A rediscovered classic memoir - the mesmerizingly beautiful account of one woman's year spent living in a remote hut in the Arctic This rediscovered classic memoir tells the incredible tale of a woman defying society's expectations to find freedom and peace in the adventure of a lifetime. In 1934, the painter Christiane Ritter leaves her comfortable life in Austria and travels to the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen, to spend a year there with her husband. She thinks it will be a relaxing trip, a... continue

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Aliss at the Fire by Jon Fosse EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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A haunting exploration of love and loss by the Beckett of the twenty-first century (Le Monde).

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An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
"In one of his most provocative essays, Ibsen offers a rebuke to the Victorian notion of community as well as to the blessings of democracy. His An Enemy of the People creates a situation in which one must stand alone to face the forces allied against him." "In a coastal town, a community-minded physician has promoted the development of public baths in order to attract tourists. When he discovers that the water supply for the baths is contaminated and attempts to publicize the failing and correct it, he encounters political cowards, sold-out journalists, shortsighted armchair economists, and a... continue

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Blind Goddess by Anne Holt EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
Small-time drug dealer is found battered to death on the outskirts of Oslo. A young Dutchman, walking aimlessly in Oslo, covered in blood, is taken into custody but refuses to talk.

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Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
From the internationally acclaimed author comes a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s. The story of an unusually complicated contract killer - the perfectly sympathetic antihero - that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love. Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you 'fix' people for a living - terminally - it's hard to get close to anyone. Now he's finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She's his boss' wife. And Olav's just been hired to kill her.

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Burned by Thomas Enger EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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The internationally bestselling crime novel delivers an atmospheric blend of shock and suspense that readers across the globe can't put down. Uncovering class divisions, racial conflicts, and tangled emotions, this gritty, page-turning novel of suspense heralds the arrival of a major new talent.

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Casa de muñecas ; Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
Las raíces directas del teatro actual se encuentran en la obra de Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), quien no sólo puso los cimientos de la escena moderna, sino que dio expresión a muchos de los problemas del mundo contemporáneo. Uno de los temas que están presentes a lo largo de todo su teatro -la mujer como ser capaz de elegir libremente- llega a su cima en la Nora de "Casa de muñecas" (1879) y en la protagonista de "Hedda Gabler" (1890). Si la primera obra fue causa de uno de los mayores escándalos en la historia del teatro occiden... continue

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Cerco by Carl Frode Tiller ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
La historia comienza con Jon en una gira de su grupo de rock, sus sarcasmos hacia los lugares donde van, y una crisis inesperada. Con esta apertura, comienza a armarse la estructura de la novela; una historia que gira en parte en torno al ausente David, rodeándolo de memoria, un cerco que pretende rellenar el cerco de su olvido. Cada uno de los tres narradores contará, como a un diario personal, su día a día, su presente, que será presentado en forma alternada con las cartas que le escriben a David: Jon, su amigo de la adolescencia; Arvid>, su padrastro,... continue

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Dark Matter by Michelle Paver EN

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Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
A terrifying 1930s ghost story set in the haunting wilderness of the far north.