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Tarjei Vesaas

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Tarjei Vesaas


Born
in Vinje, Norway
August 20, 1897

Died
March 15, 1970

Genre


Tarjei Vesaas was a Norwegian poet and novelist. Written in Nynorsk, his work is characterized by simple, terse, and symbolic prose. His stories often cover simple rural people that undergo a severe psychological drama and who according to critics are described with immense psychological insight. Commonly dealing with themes such as death, guilt, angst, and other deep and intractable human emotions, the Norwegian natural landscape is a prevalent feature in his works. His debut was in 1923 with Children of Humans (Menneskebonn), but he had his breakthrough in 1934 with The Great Cycle (Det store spelet). His mastery of the nynorsk language, landsmål (see Norwegian language), has contributed to its acceptance as a medium of world class litera ...more

Average rating: 3.96 · 14,374 ratings · 1,795 reviews · 71 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Ice Palace

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3.89 avg rating — 8,311 ratings — published 1963 — 87 editions
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The Birds

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4.12 avg rating — 4,508 ratings — published 1957 — 69 editions
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Kimen

3.89 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 1940 — 18 editions
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The Boat in the Evening

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3.67 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 1968 — 14 editions
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Spring Night

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3.59 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1954 — 13 editions
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The Bridges

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3.90 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1966 — 14 editions
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The House in the Dark

3.99 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1945 — 12 editions
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Det store spelet

4.21 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1934 — 13 editions
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Vindane

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3.87 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1952 — 5 editions
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The Bleaching Yard

3.65 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1946 — 7 editions
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“What you want most you push away from you.
You want more than you care to admit.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Bridges

“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening

“Bewilderment increases in the presence of the mirrors.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening

Polls

June 2016 New School Classic Poll

 
  40 votes, 18.7%

 
  35 votes, 16.4%

 
  22 votes, 10.3%

1955, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 307 pages
 
  20 votes, 9.3%

1913, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 134 pages
 
  19 votes, 8.9%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
 
  17 votes, 7.9%

 
  12 votes, 5.6%

1995, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, 334 pages
 
  11 votes, 5.1%

 
  9 votes, 4.2%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 424 pages
 
  7 votes, 3.3%

1988, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 649 pages
 
  6 votes, 2.8%

1971, Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, 569 pages
 
  5 votes, 2.3%

1957, The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas, 200 pages
 
  4 votes, 1.9%

1958, Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, 220 pages
 
  4 votes, 1.9%

1987, Cities of Salt by Abdul Rahman Munif, 627 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.4%

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