Solstad, Dag T Singer

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T Singer

 
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‘A kind of surrealist writer’ (Haruki Murakami), who ‘doesn’t write to please other people’ (Lydia Davis). T Singer is the new novel in English from one of Norway’s most celebrated writers, proving ‘good literature makes us wiser about life, ourselves and other people’ (Dagbladet).

Singer, a thirty-four-year-old recently trained librarian, arrives by train in the small town of Notodden to begin a new and anonymous life. He falls in love with Merete, a ceramicist, and moves in with her and her young daughter. After a few years together, the relationship starts to falter, and as the couple is on the verge of separating a car accident prompts a dramatic change in Singer’s life.

T Singer is a brilliant and heartbreaking novel about indomitable loneliness, laying bare the existential questions of life in Solstad’s classic, bleakly comic style.

Winner of the Norwegian Critics Prize

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"Solstad’s construction of reality is uniquely his own... mad, sad and funny... the behavioural possibilities of the novel are subtly and fundamentally enlarged." (Geoff Dyer Observer)

"All of the whispers have been right: Solstad is a vital novelist." (Charles Finch New York Times)

"Solstad is expert in delineating the absurdities of existence... Solstad exposes us to ourselves." (David Mills Sunday Times)

"He’s a kind of surrealistic writer... I think that’s serious literature." (Haruki Murakami)

"His language sparkles with its new old-fashioned elegance." (Karl Ove Knausgaard)

"He doesn’t write to please other people... Do exactly what you want, that’s my idea... the drama exists in his voice, in his comments and views, and that works, it helps connect the reader to the story." (Lydia Davis)

"Solstad's novels are full of dryly comic, densely existential despair . . . reminiscent of Witold Gombrowicz, with his keen sense of the absurd. Both translators Tiina Nunnally and Steven T. Murray have rendered Solstad's rhythms into wonderfully idiosyncratic English." (Nathan Kapp Times Literary Supplement)

"[Solstad] is a wonderful stylist whose prose gives the impression of not being stylised at all... The prose is distracted and persistent, compelling and compelled." (Frank Lawton Literary Review)

"Before Knausgaard, Norway had Solstad, whose pitiless, mesmeric, darkly comic stories of quiet desperation – here it’s a failed librarian – turn banality to sublimity." (The Arts Desk)

"An idiosyncratic, at times impish writer, whose voice – insinuating yet direct, droll but aghast – is impossible to ‘unhear’ once you’ve encountered it." (The White Review)

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‘A kind of surrealist writer’ (Haruki Murakami), who ‘doesn’t write to please other people’ (Lydia Davis). T Singer is the new novel in English from one of Norway’s most celebrated writers, proving ‘good literature makes us wiser about life, ourselves and other people’ (Dagbladet).

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Solstad, Dag (author); Tiina Nunnally (translator)
Published by Harvill Secker, London. (2018)
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