True visionary power. --Sunday Telegraph
Disarmingly insightful . . . Vesaas conveys subtle emotional rhythms with masterful economy. --Tablet
Beautiful and subtle. --Scotsman
About the Author
TARJEI VESAAS was born in 1897 in the remote rural Telemark district of Norway, where he spent most of his life. Throughout his life he published several novels, volumes of poetry and a book of short stories which was awarded an international prize at Venice in 1952. He was awarded several other prizes and was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in 1964, 1968 and again in 1969. He died in 1970, his reputation as the leading Nordic writer firmly established.