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message 1: by Nate D (last edited Feb 08, 2013 10:31PM) (new)

Nate D (rockhyrax) | 120 comments Criteria for now: works in English (14).

The Great Cycle, Det store spelet, 1934
Women Call Home, Kvinnor ropar heim, 1935
The Seed, Kimen, 1940
House in the Darkness, Huset i mørkret, 1945
The Bleaching Yard, Bleikeplassen, 1946
Spring Night, Vårnatt, 1954
The Birds, Fuglane, 1957
The Ice Palace, Is-slottet, 1963
The Bridges, Bruene, 1966
The Boat in the Evening, Båten om kvelden, 1968

The Winds, Vindane, 1952

Land of Hidden Fires, Løynde eldars land, poetry 1953
Beyond the Moment: 101 Selected Poems, 1988, revised 2001
Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems, 2000

Bonus: works not in English (31).

Menneskebonn (1923, novel)
Sendemann Huskuld (1924, novel)
Guds bustader / God Dwellings (1925, plays)
Grindegard. Morgonen / Grindgard. Next Morning (1925, novel)
Grinde-kveld, eller Den gode engelen / Grinde's Evening, or the Good Angel (1926, novel)
Dei svarte hestane / The Black Horses (1928, novel)
Klokka i haugen / Time of the Mound (1929, stories)
Fars reise / Father's Journey (1930, novel)
Sigrid Stallbrokk (1931, novel)
Gjest ved Boknafjorden / Guest at Boknafjorden (1931, novel)
Dei ukjende mennene / The Unknown Men (1932, novel)
Sandeltreet / The Sandalwood (1933, novel)
Ultimatum (1934, plays)
Leiret og hjulet / Clay and Wheel (1936, stories)
Hjarta høyrer sine heimlandstonar / Heart Hears Their Homeland Song (1938, novel)
Kjeldene / The Springs (1946, poetry)
Leiken og lynet / Game and Lightning (1947, poems)
Morgonvinden / Morgan Wind (1947, plays)
Tårnet / Tower (1948, novel)
Lykka for ferdesmenn / Happily for Traveling Men (1949, poetry)
Signalet / Signal (1950, novel)
Vindane / Winds (1952, stories)
Bleikeplassen / Bleaching Yard (1953, plays)
21 år / 21 years (1953, plays)
Avskil med treet / Farewell to the Tree (1953, plays)
Vårnatt (1954, novel)
Ver ny, vår draum / New World, Our Dream (1956, stories)
Ein vakker dag / A Beautiful Day (1959, poetry)
Brannen / Fire (1961, novel)
Liv ved straumen / Life at the Stream (1970, poetry)
Huset og fuglen – tekster og bilete 1919-1969 / The House and the Bird - Texts and Images (1971)

message 2: by Nate D (last edited May 06, 2013 03:57PM) (new)

Nate D (rockhyrax) | 120 comments As of now, I've just read only the last 4 novels, but am going to keep working back through anything else I can lay hands on.

Honestly, I have some doubts as to whether Women Call Home or The Winds are actually about in English, but they show up on the (not even complete) English wikipedia page. Also, I imagine there's probably some overlap between the poems.


later: read The Bleaching Yard and House in the Dark (6/10 novels copmplete)

message 3: by Jeff (new)

Jeff Jackson | 6 comments Nate - Where do you recommend starting with him?

message 4: by Nate D (new)

Nate D (rockhyrax) | 120 comments The Ice Palace is nearly perfect -- mysterious, precise, beautiful.

message 5: by Jeff (new)

Jeff Jackson | 6 comments Thanks, Nate. I'm planning to pick up a copy shortly.

message 6: by Nate D (last edited Jan 23, 2013 08:43AM) (new)

Nate D (rockhyrax) | 120 comments Excellent news: the long-sought House in the Dark is back in print! It's a pretty basic print-on-demand deal from the original English-language publisher, but as with the similar edition of The Ship, it seems well worth getting even in this form.

message 7: by Nate D (new)

Nate D (rockhyrax) | 120 comments Realizing that true completism was not going to let lack of translation get in its way, so I added the 31 untranslated Vesaas works, with google-translated titles.

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