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: Dreamers (New Directions Classics) (): Knut Hamsun, Tom Geddes: Books. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Previously unpublished in this country, this short Dreamers – Kindle edition by Knut Hamsun. Download it once. Dreamers [Knut Hamsun, W. W. Worster] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. About the Book Knut Hamsun (August 4, – February

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The Prisoner of Zenda. The plot hamsuj predictable, the characters a bit stereotypical, the psychological analysis lackluster. Traditional morality is questioned, obstinate religious judgment is shown as an impoverished and fallible outlook on humanity, as Hamsun offers an existential viewpoint on morality as subjective.

Proprio come accade al protagonista di questo breve romanzo, che dopo aver infangato il suo nome per denaro riesce a riabilitarsi, fare carriera e coronare il suo sogno d’amore. 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 inut can perhaps best be described as how you might feel after waking up dreamerrs through a wet dream.

That’s it for this one, I guess. But the book’s ambition is disappointingly minor compared to what Hamsun was capable of in his best works, rreamers Geddes’s rather stiff translation fails to bring across the liveliness with which Hamsun’s prose has been rendered by more assured hands.


Dry Fish and Wet: A friend suggested Hamsun – I’d never read him or, in fact, heard of him – so I borrowed Dreamers from the library and read it almost in one fell swoop. Share your thoughts with other customers. At bottom, most of the characters here have a core of goodness that never lets the plot degenerate into tragedy. Rolandsen is engaged to the local parson’s housekeeper, yet he has eyes for both the local sexton’s daughter and for the daughter of Trader Mack, the town’s most prosperous businessman.


While the book is well written and flows nicely, I never felt as engrossed within the community and the characters as I did in those opening chapters. Start with the great Hamsun classics, “Hunger,” Mysteries, “Pan.

Lists with This Book. And what of Dreamers? From inside the book. Just not for me.

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Recommended for those already seduced by his quirky ways, and, as always, for those unfamiliar with the man I urge you to make your acquaintance with the mercurial narrator of Hunger. Maybe this is just exactly what it was supposed to be and there’s no deeper, fascinating meaning to be extracted out of it. That said, Dreamers just wasn’t my cup of tea. Your display name should be at hamskn 2 characters long.

While this is a minor work, it was fun and I always enjoy a trip back into the word of Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun. And has a very empowering and uplifting The main character is a solid but charming and creative telegraphist named Ove Rolandsen.

Coloro che sognano e basta, invece, come la signorina van Loos, continueranno ad essere drreamers dalla sorte e resteranno con un palmo di naso. However I would suspect that people seeking great drama, excitement or revolution from their fiction might better spend their money elsewhere.

The actions and thoughts of the surrounding cast are similarly honest and feel truthful to how people would think and be at such a time. It calls into question all sorts of moral issues, much like in the modern day where scientific advancements are still a battleground for moral debate, and Dreajers examines this effortlessly, the reader hardly noticing the serious dreamegs of moral quandaries as they glide across this comical story.

We Are Not Alone. Rolandsen’s adventures include romancing the curate’s wife, fighting a giant, and opposing the town’s fish-glue magnate.


Regarding the writing itself I choose to do as I do with all translations and prefer not to make judgement on Dreamers. The toll of the bush. Wanderers – Under the Autumn Star. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Hamsun has a gift for making the eccentrics seem so loveable, despite focusing more of their deficiencies and letting their good traits permeate through the peripheries. Dreamers Knut Hamsun Limited preview – Hamsun does an awesome job of explaining their daily lives and routines, which expresses the true sense of isolation the islanders must feel.

As the turning of seasons is reflected in the actions of the characters, be it their passions or the ways they are reliant on nature to make their living such as the fishermen and farmers having their destinies forever linked to the land, we find man either succumbing to the whims of nature, or becoming a force of nature themselves.

The plot unfolds as these interact and intersect with reality. 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. Be the first to discover new talent! Refresh and try again.

Hamsun knuh his literary program, debuting in with the psychological novel Hunger. Oct 28, will added it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! It is the second time she has seen those two together this spring—now what does it mean?