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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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Niels Lyhne Penguin Classics. The prose has such lyrical beauty that at ;eter i felt i was listening to a Schubert symphony or looking at a Vermeer painting. Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason.

As a poet you have so many other interests. Plant flowers and weave wreaths—do you get any closer? Usually you can do a lot more in that way than you think.

And there is, of course, Lyhne’s profound and deeply humanistic atheism. And then perhaps the most painful of all, to see himself misunderstood and scorned by noble men and women, whom he, in spite of his different beliefs, regards with admiration and respect. Jun 27, Pages. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.


Niels, too, will only rarely belong, rarely have others who he can share his life with. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. We often jaxobsen him paralysed and helpless, sick with the feelings and emotions that reach deep within his soul weighing heavily on his mind and forcing him to take indefinite breaks from him work.

Niels Lyhne – Canada. Jens Peter Jacobsen — made his literary debut with the novella Mogens in Be careful; if petwr isn’t unavoidably necessary for your temperament, then don’t bind yourself too strongly to that right now.

Rilke wrote to his correspondent, a would-be poet named Franz Kappus: The love scenes are of such profound beauty that they delight and excite, inspire and enliven. And to see its beautiful countenance just as radiantly beautiful, just as full of the sublime and the immortal light, no matter how much dust is whirled at its white forehead, or how close a poisonous fog thickens around its halo.

For the most part I was puzzled by this novel. Baroque in form, precise in biology, they seem like they would be perfectly at home in the weird tales of Lovecraft or the morose ponderings of Sebald. But there are also those for whom grief is a violence directed against them, a cruelty that they never learn to regard as a test or a prayer or merely as simple fate.

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Her death is a particular shock to young Niels, and it is a shock to his faith. That is what makes a reading of this book still worthwhile.


Published inGerman poet Reiner Maria Rilke recommended it this was petet Letters to a young poet, another great book that M.

His illness prompted travels to jacpbsen Europe, cut him off from scientific investigation, and drove him to literature. From the tutor who is in love with Edele, Niels’ doomed aunt, to Niels’ own long affair with the woman referred to only as Mrs.

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He went into raptures about it, actually. Lawrencewho all commented on his work. The book was deemed controversial for the professed atheism of the protagonist. E sorri por dentro. Ah, but those dreams tempt so!

But you could say: Sofri a dor de Niels. Readers who admire writers such as Gissing, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse all of whom knew Jacobsen’s novel as well as writers such as Camus and John Updike, among many others, will enjoy this bracing, somewhat off-the-beaten-path novel, “Niels Lyhne”.

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