WorldCat Identities

Petterson, Per 1952-

Overview
Works: 103 works in 401 publications in 8 languages and 10,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Creator, Translator
Classifications: PT8951.26.E88, 839.82374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Per Petterson
Out stealing horses by Per Petterson ( Book )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a meeting with his only neighbor, sixty-seven-year-old Trond is forced to reflect upon a long-ago incident that marks the beginning of a series of losses for Trond and his childhood friend, Jon
I curse the river of time by Per Petterson ( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anticipating a divorce against a backdrop of the fall of communism, Arvid Jansen is further dismayed by his mother's diagnosis with cancer, a situation that prompts his emotionally charged quest for understanding and balance
To Siberia by Per Petterson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the years before the Nazis arrive, two young people growing up in Danish Jutland have dreams of leaving their frigid coastal town while coping with distant parents, eccentric family members, and the cold winds. In the aftermath of their grandfather's suicide, the arrival of puberty and most tragically, the German invasion, their idyllic childhood changes forever
It's fine by me by Per Petterson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his first day of school, a teacher welcomes Audun to the class by asking him to describe his former life in the country. But there are stories about his family he would prefer to keep to himself, such as the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brother's birth, when his drunken father fired three shots into the ceiling. So he refuses to talk and refuses to take off his sunglasses. In his late teens Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in their home in a working-class district of Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend Arvid. But he's not sure that school is the right path for him, feeling that life holds other possibilities
In the wake by Per Petterson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following an accident that ended the lives of his family, a novelist struggles with survivor's guilt and writer's block while limiting his human contacts to a Kurdish neighbor and a woman he glimpses in a flat across the road
Out stealing horses by Per Petterson ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixty-seven-year-old Trond Sander lives secluded in a far corner of Norway. Casting his mind back to 1948, he recalls a horse stealing prank with his best friend that turned tragic and changed his life forever
To Siberia by Per Petterson ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Danish Jutland before the Nazi invasion, a young girl dreams of embarking on a great journey to Siberia, while her brother instead dreams of the warmer climate of Morocco
It's fine by me by Per Petterson ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arvid Jansen befriends a boy named Audun, who is new to Arvid's school. On his first day, Audun refuses to talk or take his sunglasses off. Arvid soon learns that there are stories that Audun would prefer to keep to himself. Audun opens up to Arvid and tells him about life with his mother in a working-class district of Oslo; his job delivering newspapers; his respect for authors Jack London and Ernest Hemingway; and his doubts about school being the right path for him
I curse the river of time by Per Petterson ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anticipating a divorce against a backdrop of the fall of communism, Arvid Jansen is further dismayed by his mother's diagnosis with cancer, a situation that prompts his emotionally charged quest for understanding and balance
Ik vervloek de rivier des tijds by Per Petterson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als zijn moeder ziek vanuit Noorwegen terugkeert naar haar geboortestreek in Denemarken, volgt Arvid Jansen haar
Pferde stehlen Roman by Per Petterson ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Norwegen im Sommer 1948: Der fünfzehnjährige Trond verbringt die Ferien in einer Hütte nahe der schwedischen Grenze. Als in der Nachbarsfamilie ein schreckliches Unglück geschieht, entdeckt der Junge das wohlgehütete Lebensgeheimnis seines Vaters. In den Kriegsjahren hatte dieser zusammen mit der Nachbarin politisch Verfolgte über den Fluss gebracht. Und sich dabei für immer in diese Frau verliebt. Noch ahnt Trond nicht, dass er seinen Vater nach diesem gemeinsamen Sommer nie wiedersehen wird
Salir a robar caballos by Per Petterson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a meeting with his only neighbor, sixty-seven-year-old Trond is forced to reflect upon a long-ago incident that marks the beginning of a series of losses for Trond and his childhood friend, Jon
Kielzog by Per Petterson ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Na het verlies van zijn ouders en twee jongere broers raakt een Noorse man geestelijk volkomen ontwricht
Ut og stjæle hester : roman by Per Petterson ( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Norwegian and Danish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I en øde sæterhytte sidder den gamle mand Trond og tænker på den fjerne fortid, i sommeren 1948, hvor han og faderen befandt sig samme sted, i en idyllisk sommer, som fik en brat afslutning
Sehnsucht nach Sibirien : Roman by Per Petterson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Norwegian and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om søskendekærlighed fortalt af en aldrende kvinde, som mindes sit liv fra seksårsalderen til hun er 23 og gravid, og netop har mistet sin bror
Paarden stelen by Per Petterson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een gepensioneerde man trekt zich terug in een verlaten deel van Oost-Noorwegen, waar hij een leeftijdgenoot treft die hij van vroeger kent
Im Kielwasser : Roman by Per Petterson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fast sechs Jahre ist es her, dass Arvids Vater bei einem Schiffsbrand ums Leben kam, zusammen mit seiner Frau und den beiden jüngsten Söhnen. Nur Arvid, 43, Schriftsteller, und sein älterer Bruder sind übriggeblieben. Doch Arvid fällt es schwer, sich aus der Trauer zu lösen und mit seinen ambivalenten Gefühlen gegenüber dem Vater umzugehen. Behutsam und eindringlich erzählt Petterson, wie ein Sohn im Kielwasser einer Katastrophe versucht, sich selbst nicht zu verlieren
Pas facile de voler des chevaux : roman by Per Petterson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancien chef d'entreprise à la retraite, Trond Sander a décidé de se retirer dans une petite maison isolée dans la campagne norvégienne. Un jour, une histoire de chien perdu l'amène à faire la connaissance d'un voisin, un certain Lars Haug. Une rencontre qui ramène Trond à l'été de ses 15 ans, en 1948
Ich verfluche den Fluss der Zeit Roman by Per Petterson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arvids Mutter hat Magenkrebs. Sie will auf ihre Weise mit ihrer Krankheit umgehen und fährt an ihren Heimatort in Dänemark. Damit kann Arvid sich nicht abfinden. Er reist ihr nach, will seiner Mutter nahe sein und fühlt sich doch abgewiesen. In immer neuen Rückblenden reflektiert er die Knotenpunkte in seinem Leben: sein politisches Engagement in der kommunistischen Partei, für das er sein Studium abbricht. Seine Ehe, sein Verhältnis zu seiner Familie. Letztlich erscheint er immer als der Junge, der sich von seinen Eltern abnabeln will, aber nicht kann
Ashes in my mouth, sand in my shoes by Per Petterson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Per Petterson masters the art of writing simply of big subjects, and the stories in this collection - his debut, published in English for the first time - are beautiful tales of growing up in all its complexity, its wonders and confusions. Arvid Jansen is six years old and lives on the outskirts of Oslo. It's the early 60s, and his father works in a shoe factory; his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles, but slowly begins to piece the world together. His grandfather dies and he cries on seeing a photograph of his mother as a young woman - learning about the passing of time and growing old; and the world opens up to him when a teacher at his school says he and his fellow pupils must pray to God over the looming nuclear war
 
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Alternative Names
Bētersūn, Bēr, 1952-
P PETTERSON
Patesen, Peier
Peteršon, Per
Petersons, Pērs, 1952-
ペッテルソン, ペール
Languages
English (117)
German (28)
Norwegian (26)
Danish (10)
French (7)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (4)
Russian (1)
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