Imatge de l'autor

Tarjei Vesaas (1897–1970)

Autor/a de The Ice Palace

82+ obres 2,299 Membres 79 Ressenyes 12 preferits

Sobre l'autor

By 1934, when The Great Cycle appeared, Tarjei Vesaas has published 11 works. In this novel he clearly showed the enduring qualities of his later work: delicate human portraiture, compelling symbolism and allegory, and constant sensitivity to human beings' universal turmoils of hope, fear, and mostra'n més love. By the end of his life Vesaas had written some 35 works of prose and poetry and had received the Venice Triennial Prize in 1952 and the Nordic Council Prize for literature in 1964. Perhaps his generation's foremost writer of novels and short stories, he wrote of common people in rural Norway who represented humanity at its best and worst. Children and adolescents occupy a special place in Vesaas's writing; in The Birds (1957), the reader participates in the inner life of a mentally impaired youth observing the adult world. Vesaas's realism is usually psychological rather than historical, as in The Seed (1940), which deals with the hatred, fear, and mass psychosis spawned in a small community by the murder of a girl. It is apparent that the barbarous acts of the killer's lynchers mirror the hideous transformation of decent people in Fascist Europe of the late 1930s. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Tarjei Vesaas

The Ice Palace (1963) 914 exemplars
The Birds (1957) 620 exemplars
Spring Night (1954) 105 exemplars
The Boat in the Evening (1968) 90 exemplars
The Seed (1940) 80 exemplars
The Bridges (1966) 64 exemplars
The Winds (1952) 49 exemplars
The House in the Dark (1976) 38 exemplars
The hills reply (1968) 32 exemplars
Dei svarte hestane (1928) 29 exemplars
The Great Cycle (1971) 27 exemplars
Through Naked Branches (2000) 26 exemplars
The Bleaching Yard (1946) 24 exemplars
Brannen : roman (1961) 16 exemplars
Tårnet : roman (1975) 11 exemplars
Noveller i samling (1973) 10 exemplars
Dikt i samling (1972) 6 exemplars
L'arbre de santal (1933) 6 exemplars
The Signal 5 exemplars
Une belle journée : nouvelles (1959) 5 exemplars
Vie auprès du courant (1970) 4 exemplars
Land of Hidden Fires (1973) 3 exemplars
Imelik tunne 3 exemplars
The Seed, and Spring Night (1964) 3 exemplars
Vesaas' beste (2006) 3 exemplars
Noite de primavera (2011) 2 exemplars
Liv ved straumen (1970) 2 exemplars
Kuslar (2015) 2 exemplars
Kvinner ropar heim 2 exemplars
30 Poems 1 exemplars
Klokka i haugen 1 exemplars
Ledo rūmas: romanas (2021) 1 exemplars
Tarjei Vesaas' beste (1997) 1 exemplars
Regen im Haar 1 exemplars
Tarjei Vesaas 1 exemplars
Klakahöllin 1 exemplars
Vraní koně 1 exemplars
Sandeltræet 1 exemplars
Broarna (2020) 1 exemplars
Signalet 1 exemplars
Dei ukjende mennene 1 exemplars
Det rare (1971) 1 exemplars
Den sene båd 1 exemplars
LEIRET OG HJULET 1 exemplars
Lisières du givre (2007) 1 exemplars
Vil du gje meg handa (1992) 1 exemplars
KJELDENE 1 exemplars
MORGONVINDEN 1 exemplars
Skrifter i samling (1987) 1 exemplars
LEIKEN OG LYNET 1 exemplars
Palatul de gheata 1 exemplars
Huset och fågeln 1 exemplars

Obres associades

New World Writing 14 (1950) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Tredive mesterfortællinger — Autor, algunes edicions3 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Data de defunció
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Vinje, Telemark, Norway
Lloc de defunció
Oslo, Norway
Llocs de residència
Vinje, Norway
short-story writer
Vesaas, Halldis Moren (wife)
Premis i honors
Gyldendals Legat (1943)
Melsom-prisen (1946)
Doblougprisen (1957)



This was a very egnimatic book. the reader was never absolutely sure what happened. It seemed too incredible what as a reader, you thought happened. Beautifuly written, I thought. Eerie.
37143Birnbaum | Hi ha 44 ressenyes més | Jan 21, 2024 |
The Birds by Norwegian poet and novelist Tarjei Vesaas was originally published in 1957, but due to it’s timeless subject matter, could easily have been written much more recently. Mattis, a mentally disabled man lives with his lonely sister, Hege, in a cottage on a lake. Mattis is often mocked and called “Simple Simon” but with his sister to look after him and his ability to ponder and observe nature he is generally happy. His one fear is that Hege will get fed up and leave him.

He is encouraged to act as a ferryman on the lake although he only ever has one customer, Jorgen, a lumberjack, that he brings home and who stays with them. Hege and Jorgen become lovers which disturbs Mattis and scares him as he feels his sister’s attention lessening and he comes up with an unusual plan to help make sense of the situation.

I loved this beautifully written, sensitive story. It is a moving portrait that has a soft sadness running through every page. There were parts where the story seemed in a lull but being given Mattis’ point of view, seeing how he processes life events and catching a glimpse of his inner world was unique and compelling. There was a feeling of inevitability as Mattis travels his own path, a simple soul in a complicated world.
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DeltaQueen50 | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Jan 10, 2024 |
"It's as if the book itself has an aura, beyond its subject, to do with the potency of its truth, I think particularly about the relationship between the children and adults and the natural world. It gets into your skin, in the way... closer to the condition of music or visual art."
--Max Porter
Kiramke | Hi ha 44 ressenyes més | Sep 5, 2023 |

Det snør og snør

på stille bruer.

Bruer ingen veit om.


Mentre siamo lì cade più fitta la neve.

La tua manica s’imbianca.

La mia manica s’imbianca.

Formano tra noi

ponti innevati.

Ma i ponti innevati sono gelati.

Qui dentro scorre calda la vita.

Il tuo braccio caldo sotto la neve è un

dolce peso sul mio.

Nevica, nevica

Sui ponti silenziosi.

Ponti che nessuno conosce.

(pagina 111)

Ciò che ci lega sono ponti silenziosi.

La luce illuminava le betulle coperte di brina.

(pagina 17)

… (més)
NewLibrary78 | Hi ha 44 ressenyes més | Jul 22, 2023 |



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