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Shyness and dignity

Solstad, Dag

Shyness and dignity

by Solstad, Dag

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Published by Harvill Secker in London .
Written in English

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  • High school teachers -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDag Solstad ; translated from the Norwegian by Sverre Lyngstad.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT8951.29.O5 G4613 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination154 p. ;
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22733498M
    ISBN 101843432102

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Shyness and Dignity book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An Ibsen scholar falls desperately out of society—publication /5. "Shyness and Dignity" is a portrayal of estrangement, of the introspective anomie of an ordinary well-meaning highly responsible 'everyman' who has been side-lined even in his own life, the life of 'quiet desperation' that Thoreau predicted for modern humanity.

It's not a cheerful or diverting book to read; don't expect any resolution or relief /5(20). "Shyness and Dignity" is a portrayal of estrangement, of the introspective anomie of an ordinary well-meaning highly responsible 'everyman' who has been side-lined even in his own life, the life of 'quiet desperation' that Thoreau predicted for modern humanity.

It's not a cheerful or diverting book to read; don't expect any resolution or relief /5(18). «Shyness and Dignity is one of the major works of Nordic literature Each word counts, and even though the novel is only pages long, it is encyclopedically saturated with meaning, references, humour, wisdom and brilliant writing”.

With Shyness and Dignity, Dag Solstad - praised in Norway as one of the most innovative novelists of his generation - offers an intricate and richly drawn portrait of a man who feels irrevocably alienated from contemporary culture, politics, and, ultimately, : Graywolf Press.

This little book will guide you to it, and beyond.”—Bloomsbury Review “With sublime restraint and subtle modulation, Solstad conveys an entire age of sorrow and loss.” —Publishers Weekly “[ Shyness and Dignity ] leaves the reader amazed and satisfied.” —Library Journal.

Shyness and Dignity is less about politics and more about the life of one shy and lonely man utterly incapable of communicating with those around him despite a deep desire to do so. It’s about betrayal, loss of purpose, feeling irrelevant and unvalued and living an invisible life in the shadow of others.

Shyness and Dignity is a deeply humane book, committed to a single character’s interiority, but Dag Solstad’s gaze is not merely domestic. He is as politically searching as he is humanly subtle, always attentive to a character’s civic plight." - James Wood, The New Yorker.

Shyness and Dignity Dag Solstad, Author, Sverre Lyngstad, Translator, trans. from the Norwegian by Sverre Lyngstad. Graywolf $12 (p) ISBN Dag Solstad is a prominent Norwegian author who has earned such honors as the Nordic Prize for Literature and is the only three-time recipient of the Norwegian Literary Critics' Award.

Shyness and Dignity, translated by Sverre Lyngstad, is his first English. (In Norway, Solstad is as celebrated as, say, Don DeLillo or Toni Morrison in this country.) “Shyness & Dignity,” which was the first Solstad book I read, seems a good place to start.

With Shyness and Dignity, Dag Solstad - praised in Norway as one of the most innovative novelists of his generation - offers an intricate and richly drawn portrait of a man who feels irrevocably alienated from contemporary culture, politics, and, ultimately, : Graywolf Press.

Get this from a library. Shyness and dignity: a novel. [Dag Solstad; Sverre Lyngstad] -- "A meditative portrayal of one man's overwhelming inability to connect with contemporary society Elias Rukla begins yet another day under the leaden Oslo sky.

At the high school where he teaches, a. Rate this book. Clear rating. ― Dag Solstad, Shyness and Dignity.

tags: culture, democracy, despair, dignity. 2 likes. Like “for a brief moment it is his fate, and nothing else, that is frozen into immobility on the stage. The moment of the minor figure. Both before and after this he remains the same, the man who reels off those smart /5.

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As Mediterranean countries export olive oil, Scandinavian ones disseminate gloom. It’s a message reaffirmed in Norwegian scholar Solstad’s first U.S.

publication, in which a high-school teacher of literature, Elias Rukla, experiences a pervasive alienation from modern culture while pondering the intricacies of somber masterpieces such as Ibsen's The Wild Duck.

Shyness & Dignity reminded me of several of my favorite authors: Saul Bellow, especially "Seize the Day," with its portrayal of an irrevocable moment of existential dread, Samuel Beckett for its painstaking examination of the world in so absurdly rational a way as to bring rationality into question, and Knut Hamsun, especially Hunger, in its presentation of consciousness, so vivid that it can /5(2).

A universal story of a man lost in a world that no longer recognises either him or his talent. Nabokov and Bernhard are echoed in this tour de force from Norway’s leading contemporary writer. Translator Martin Aitken brings to us the first book tip of with Dag Solstad’s Shyness and Dignity (transl.

Sverre Lyngstad). Norway’s Dag Solstad is a brilliant writer, and his novel Shyness and Dignity is a brilliant novel. Struck by a sudden and compelling literary insight while plodding through Ibsen’s The Wild Duck with a class of bored students, the dull and undistinguished.

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