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A New Name: Septology VI-VII

by Jon Fosse

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Published 8th September 2021, 232 pages
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Description

Asle is an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of Norway. In nearby Bjorgvin another Asle, also a painter, is lying in the hospital, consumed by alcoholism. Asle and Asle are doppelgangers - two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life, both grappling with existential questions.


In this final instalment of Jon Fosse’s Septology , the major prose work by ‘the Beckett of the twenty-first century’ ( Le Monde ), we follow the lives of the two Asles as younger adults in flashbacks: the narrator meets his lifelong love, Ales; joins the Catholic Church; and makes a living by trying to paint away all the pictures stuck in his mind. A New Name: Septology VI-VII is a transcendent exploration of the human condition, and a radically other reading experience - incantatory, hypnotic, and utterly unique.

Details

A New Name: Septology VI-VII
by Jon Fosse and Damion Searls

ISBN
9781913097721

Publisher
Fitzcarraldo Editions

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Sept. 8, 2021

Page count
232 pages