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I was shocked to see Hamsun working in a very different milieu from Hunger, which, to me, felt very urban and very modern. This was a good light read. It tells the story of Ove Rolandsen a charming, contradictory, drunken, dreaming lothario much like myself and the people of the little coastal village he inhabits, all of whom are introdu Reading this novel can perhaps best be described as how you might feel after waking up midway through a wet dream.

The mysterious Rolandsen, seemingly a man of many trades and off-the-wall opinions seems to be able to do no right. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb. And has a very empowering and uplifting Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

The Family at Gilje. I dreamera these depressing, northern European writers. Your display name should be at least dreames characters long. See all 6 reviews. His actions are not guided exclusively by selfishness, but from some incomprehensible inclination to act. He’s not quite the smooth operator that he wishes to be though.


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Hamsun transcends the pedestrian nature of small town intrigue through his insight into the psychological processes of characters both fooling and convincing themselves of their own perceptions and desires. An easy book to write a dissertation about, but a hard one to sum up in a few paragraphs especially without too many spoilers. Dreamers Knut Hamsun Limited preview – I confess that, though I think it a good book, I did suffer from the distance in time and culture between myself and the characters.

Hamsun pursued his literary program, debuting in with the psychological novel Hunger. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

Mar 15, Caleb Liu rated it it was ok. He goes around flirting with the factory girls, is the sire of a couple of illegitimate children, proposed to Elise Mack, the daughter of the local fish glue magnate, and become engaged to Olga, the sexton’s daughter. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? When Rolandsen got home, he climbed up on to the roof and gave the role a blow with his own hands. Overall rating No kknut yet 0.

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It’s just that, from a writer such as Hamsunyou can’t help but expect more, you know? This is a brilliant little book: The Girl from the Marsh Croft.


dreamerd To view it, click here. Nobody gets hurt in the end. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The plot is predictable, the characters a bit stereotypical, the psychological analysis lackluster. Jul 09, R.

In Hamsun’s post-Edenic world, nobody is quite the man he thinks he is, and everybody gets his comeuppance–even the story’s phlegmatic central figure Rolandsen, the local telegraph operator, willful eccentric, and romantic egoist, as well as close kin to the imperturbably alienated antiheroes of such classics dreamrs Hunger and Mysteries. From Publishers Weekly Previously unpublished in this country, this short novel by Hamsun, who won the Nobel Prize inshows a lighter side of a writer best known for his more nihilistic work.

He serenades the curate’s wife and fights a drunken giant, but taking on Trader Mack, the town’s fish-glue magnate, is a more difficult matter. The Ring Is Closed.

Though I can imagine the original has a quality which complements the story without ever making style the centre of attention at its expense.

Set up a giveaway. But some people go on “Dreamers” is a delightful, comedic tale full of colorful characters.