Niels Lyhne (Paperback)
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Niels Lyhne (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 26/04/2007
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Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason. Through his relationships with six women-including his young widowed aunt, a seductive free spirit, and his passionate cousin who marries his friend-his search for purpose becomes a yielding to disillusionment. One of Danish literature's greatest novels, with nods to Kierkegaard and a protagonist some critics have compared to Hamlet, Jacobsen's masterpiece has at its center a young man who faces the anguish of the human condition but cannot find comfort in the Christian faith. Tiina Nunnally's award-winning translation offers readers a chance to experience anew a writer deeply revered by Rilke, Ibsen, Mann, and Hesse.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780143039815
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 192 x 130 x 15 mm


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