Professor Andersen's Night

Professor Andersen's Night

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Overview

A dark and moving examination of one man’s derailed life, by the Norwegian master who is “without question, Norway’s bravest, most intelligent novelist” (Per Petterson)


In this existential murder mystery, it is Christmas Eve, and fifty-five-year-old professor Pal Andersen is alone, drinking coffee and cognac in his living room. Lost in thought, he looks out the window and sees a man strangle a woman in the apartment across the street. Failing to report the crime, he becomes paralyzed by his indecision. Professor Andersen’s Night is an unsettling yet highly entertaining novel, written in Dag Solstad’s signature concise, dark, and witty prose. "He’s a kind of surrealistic writer, of very strange novels," Haruki Murakami wrote. "I think he is serious literature".


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811228305
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dag Solstad (b. 1941) has written nearly thirty books, including Armand V and T Singer (both available from New Directions). Admired worldwide by writers as diverse as Lydia Davis, Geoff Dyer, and Peter Handke, Solstad has won the 2006 Brage Prize, the 1989 Nordic Council’s Prize for Literature, and the Norwegian Critic’s Prize in 1969, 1992, and 1999.

Agnes Scott Langeland was born in Scotland and moved to Norway in 1971. Previous translations include poems by Rune Christiansen in The Edinburgh Review and Petter Mejlander's book Pushwagner (Magikon, 2008).

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