Travels in Translation: Oslo, Norway

January 18, 2013
Bookshop in Norway
A bookshop in Norway. Photo readingoutloud/Flickr

All of this happened while I was walking around starving in Christiania [Oslo]—that strange city no one escapes from until it has left its mark on him. . . .

                                                Hunger by Knut Hamsun, tr. Robert Bly


The Half Brother by Lars Saabye ChristensenThe Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen, tr. Kenneth Steven (intergenerational family saga)

The Fourth Man, K.O. DahlThe Fourth Man by K. O. Dahl, tr. Don Bartlett (crime)

Blessed are Those Who Thirst, Anne HoltBlessed Are Those Who Thirst by Anne Holt, tr. Anne Bruce (crime)

The Seducer by Jan KjaerstadThe Seducer by Jan Kjaerstad, tr. Barbara J. Haveland (mystery)

Phantom by Jo NesboPhantom, The Devil’s Star,  The Redbreast, and The Snowman by Jo Nesbø, tr. Don Bartlett (four of nine in the Harry Hole detective series)

Phantom by Jo NesboIn the Wake by Per Petterson, tr. Anne Born (loss, grief, and redemption)

It's Fine By Me by Per PettersonIt’s Fine By Me by Per Petterson, tr. Don Bartlett (coming of age)

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