With sublime restraint and subtle modulation, Solstad conveys an entire age of sorrow and loss.
Publishers Weekly

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)

Professor Andersen's Night

Fiction by Dag Solstad

Translated by Agnes Scott Langeland

In this existential murder mystery, it is Christmas Eve, and fifty-five-year-old professor Pål 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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ISBN
9780811228305
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
5x8"
Page Count
176pp

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9780811229312

Dag Solstad

Norwegian writer

With sublime restraint and subtle modulation, Solstad conveys an entire age of sorrow and loss.
Publishers Weekly
There’s an undeniable beauty in the way he raises tedious self-reflexivity to the level of music.
Southwest Review
I find him an utterly hypnotic and utterly humane writer.
—James Wood, The New Yorker
His language sparkles with its new old-fashioned elegance and radiates a unique luster, inimitable and full of élan.
—Karl Ove Knausgaard