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Tarjei Vesaas

Biography

Tarjei Vesaas was born in 1897 in Vinje, in Telemark. He grew up on a farm and spent most of his life on a farm, married to the poet Halldis Moren Vesaas, though he travelled throughout Europe in the late 20s/early 30s. He wrote in nynorsk, the language of rural Norway. He had written many novels, plays and poetry before his first success came in 1951 with Store spelet (The Great Cycle). He died in 1970.

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1923 Menneskebonn
1924 Sendemann huskuld
1925 Grindegaard. Morgonen
1925 Guds bustader; spel i 3 skift
1926 Grinde-kveld; eller. Den gode engelen
1928 Dei svarte hestane
1929 Klokka i haugen
1930 Fars reise
1931 Sigrid Stallbrokk
1932 Dei ukjende mennene
1933 Sandeltreet
1934 Ultimatum. Spel i fire akter
1935 Kvinner ropar heim
1936 Leiret og hjulet, noveller
1938 Hjarta Høyrer sine heimlandstonar
1945 Huset i mørkret (The House in the Dark)
1946 Bleikeplassen (The Bleaching Yard)
1946 Kjeldene; dikt
1947 Leiken og lynet, dikt
1947 Morgonvinden
1948 Tårnet
1949 Lykka for ferdesmenn; dikt
1950 Signalet
1951 Store spelet (The Great Cycle)
1952 Norsk vejr
1952 Vindane, noveller
1953 21 år
1953 Avskil med treet; spel i 1 akt
1953 Løynde eldars land (Land of Hidden Fires)
1954 Vårnatt (Spring Night)
1956 Ver ny, vår draum: dikt
1957 Fuglane (The Birds)
1958 Kimen (The Seed)
1959 Ein vakker dag; noveller
1961 Brannen
1962 Noveller
1963 Is-slottet (The Ice Palace)
1966 Bruene (The Bridges)
1968 Båten om kvelden (The Boat in the Evening)
1969 Dikt i samling
1970 Liv ved straumen. Dikt
1971 30 poems
1971 Huset og fuglen. Tekster og bilete 1919-1969
1975 Det rare
1987 Skrifter i samling
1988 Selected Poems
1997 Tarjei i tale
2000 Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems of Tarjei Vesaas
2001 Beyond the Moment: One Hundred and One Selected Poems