Niels Lyhne

Niels Lyhne


Translator: Tiina Nunnally
Introduction by: Eric Johannesson

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143039815
  • 208 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

 

Niels Lyhne

Niels Lyhne

Jens Peter Jacobsen, Translator: Tiina Nunnally, Introduction by: Eric Johannesson

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