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Gregorius

(2007)
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Bengt Ohlsson, one of Sweden's most successful young writers, has responded to the classic Doctor Glas with Gregorius, which is the voice of Pastor Gregorius over the course of what could be his last and fateful summer. Gregorius is a rancorous, malodorous, and unattractive figure married to a girl young enough to be his granddaughter. But his sense of his own mortality, of his personal inadequacy, and his tenuous hold on happiness are uniquely absorbing and haunting. It is a compelling study of loneliness, longing, and the nature of love, the desires that bring people together and the fears that keep them apart.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Both a riveting novel on its own merits and an astonishing gloss on an earlier masterpiece." - Margaret Atwood


Used availability for Bengt Ohlsson's Gregorius

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gregorius: A Novel
Author(s): Bengt Ohlsson
ISBN: 0-393-06652-5 / 978-0-393-06652-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gregorius
Author(s): Bengt Ohlsson
ISBN: 1-84627-017-0 / 978-1-84627-017-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gregorius
Author(s): Bengt Ohlsson
ISBN: 1-84627-016-2 / 978-1-84627-016-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gregorius: A Novel
Author(s): Bengt Ohlsson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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