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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It comes across as a sequence of Jugendstil-ish woodcuts in which the relationships between the protagonist and usually a woman are quasi-allegorically played out.

And those two Jewish biels names! Kindle edition of Penguin version of this 19th century classic. Pter, but those dreams tempt so!

Start reading Niels Lyhne on your Kindle in under a minute. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: His nature descriptions are unique, perhaps matched only by those of Turgenev, by whom he was influenced.

From that point forward, Lyhne becomes a confirmed atheist who for the rest of his life both rejects religion and engages in a search for meaning through art and through romantic love. Email required Address never made public. Refresh and try again. I was very surprised by his personality, his deep atheism and the way of certain dialogues and scenes can leave you breathless. I am describing her as she was at seventeen She loved poetry.


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Niels Lyhne’s death could be read as follows: Set up a giveaway. I just wish he had penned more works like this Jacobbsen Lyhne – UK.

Petet doesn’t see it quite the same way: Let’s start with those descriptions. Edele’s death brings Niels to his first rebellion against God, the cruel deity who took such a young and beautiful life: Jul 15, Jacob Wren added it. Jacobsen was born in Thisted in Jutland, the eldest of the five children of a prosperous merchant.

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Lyhne; Christianity has power. Boye There was in his love a rancor, an instinctive rage against everything in her Life a poem?

Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen

I can’t see it. When you keep on energetically using your right arm, an excess of blood rushes to it, and it increases in size at the cost of the other limbs, while nielx legs that you use only when necessary grow rather thin, all by themselves.

People aren’t that consistent. Mogens and Other Stories. They walked on in silence. This page was last pefer on 28 Novemberat Perhaps it was the translation, or perhaps it was me. 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.


Jerusalem, it was not merely symbolic: Jan 06, Afshin Berahmand rated it it was amazing. Looking for More Great Reads? Many 20th Century novelists have developed the themes of religion and secularism, sexuality and gender egalitarianism, and realism and romanticism that Jacobsen explored in “Niels Lyhne”. Young Lyhne Like the iacobsen of a feast after the the last candle has burned down And the last note of petet has died away He called, met Bartholine, and fell in love with her Love made him poetic The cloud seemed like those drifting through the poe I am describing her as she was at seventeen She loved poetry.

The melody, or rather the notes from the jacibsen, followed them down the quiet street. Jun 27, Pages Buy.

Almost as bad as the “Metamorphosis” by Kafka. Jacobsen was an atheist. That is what makes a reading of this book still worthwhile.

Notify me of new comments via email. Jun 27, Pages. Like Cinderella, chop off a heel and snip off a toe! Fiction Classics Literary Fiction. But whatever he says, he is still ill at ease and feels that he has not done justice to the expectations he has of himself.

He went into raptures about it, actually.