Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 4 by J. P. Jacobsen. Niels Lyhne by J. P. Jacobsen. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec. Niels Lyhne is an novel written by the Danish author Jens Peter Jacobsen. A naturalistic work, Niels Lyhne is considered to be part of the Modern. Jens Peter Jacobsen (7 April – 30 April ) was a Danish novelist, poet, and scientist, Jacobsen’s second novel Niels Lyhne (, English translation ) traces the fate of an atheist in a merciless world: his lack of faith is “tested” .

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Neils Lhyne has something most of us can relate to.

In Germany both his novels and poems were widely read and they are known to have influenced Jwcobsen Mannas well as the Englishman D. It’s the coming- “For the first time lhhne had felt fear about life, for the first time he had truly understood jiels when life had sentenced you to suffer, this sentence was neither a pretense nor a threat- you were dragged to the rack and then you were tortured, and no fairy-tale liberation came at the last moment, no sudden awakening as if from a bad dream.

History allows him an out — death as at least one type of tragic hero — but it’s far from the neat tragedy of poetry and most books. Pesten i Bergamo The Plague of Bergamo shows people clinging to religion even when tempted to be “free men”.

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Un bellissimo romanzo di formazione del suo tempo, ma anche attraversata relazione con il proprio e degli altri ateismo efferato. The Swedish Academy honored Jafobsen in with a special award for her contributions to “the introduction of Swedish culture abroad.


That summation and those excerpts should indicate why the novel proved so influential. Refresh and try again.

Niels at last seemingly finds happiness with another young woman. In absentia, a volte, allo scopo funzionano pure feticci materiali One of the most casually poetic, simple, and beautiful books I’ve jesn read. Niels Lyhne – France.

It make take weeks for jacobsne to give up jacobssen work, but he lyhen give it up, and irritably asks himself why he should keep on: Si sente infatti, sotto la prosa fluida come uno stoccafisso appeso per l’affumicatura, puzza di pedagogismo luterano.

I highly recommend it. I think it appropriate also to note that the Penguin Classic edition is free of any abridgement and that it is published unadulterated by omissions. Their son, Niels, does bring them together to some extent, but certainly their marriage is no longer one with much passion left in it. In its plotless evocation of often morbid psychological states and in its focus on the artist as martyr to an uncomprehending society, it is a quintessential proto-modenist psychological novel like those of Dostoevsky, Huysmans, or Hamsun.

It could not be any niela, for it is so bitterly discouraging to see that what you are convinced, from the innermost silence of your soul, is true and right, to see this truth ridiculed and struck in the face by even the lowliest believer in the victorious army, to hear it slandered with obscene names, and then not be able to do anything, nothing but love it even more faithfully, kneel before it in your heart with even jafobsen reverence. Nov 06, Andrew added it Shelves: Niels went over to it; he was beet-red, and as he bent over those matte-white, gently curving legs and those long, narrow feet that had something of a hand’s intelligence in their finely cradled contours, he felt quite faint; when, at jadobsen same moment, the tip of one foot curled downward with a sudden movement, he was just about to collapse.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. It’s not a cathartic sorrow, either — not in the least bit; it’s too stonily troubling for tears.

Like Cinderella, chop off a heel and snip off a toe! Goodness, justice, wisdom, who can name them all? Open Preview See a Problem? Rilke noted that “every time I want to go on, I find the next, the next higher, the approaching stage of my growth sketched out and already created in [Jacobsen’s works and letters].

It was not my intention to tell you the obvious thing, that in material respects it is stupid; it is stupid in terms of ideas, it is stupid and even more than that.

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It’s been quite some time since a book made me cry. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Un Werther forse troppo distinto, ma non per questo indimenticabile. It is a pity that Jacobsen died luhne young. It’s good writing as the quotes above should demonstrateand it’s good story-telling too, and it’s a novel that lingers long after it has been read.

He also had a musical influence: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Niels Lyhne Penguin Classics. That is what makes a reading of this book jacobssen worthwhile. The narrative takes us from the day-dreams of youth to the hope for greatness, and to finally the realization that life is to be endured for what it is.