Jon Fosse, Morning and Evening
Dalkey Archive, 2015
Chapter 1 (20 pages): A childbirth scene, partly from the baby's point of view. Chapter 2 (80 pages): The last day in the life of the old man who was born in Chapter 1. Pow!
Essay on translating Fosse and Knausgaard: Pure Prose
An Irish Examiner Writer's Pick Book of the Year:
"Hypnotic, hallucinatory, and utterly compelling... Morning and Evening is a breathtaking read. Damion Searls deserves high praise for the remarkably readable translation, and it is a testament to his skill that he can replicate Fosse's stylistic ambition while still preserving the book's larger sense of compression.
[Fosse] is undoubtedly one of the world's most important and versatile literary voices, [and] with this short novel, he has created something special and important, an unforgettable reading experience, and one of the books of the year." —Billy O'Callaghan
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Also an opera by Georg Haass, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London.