Title: Niels Lyhne (FJORD MODERN CLASSICS)
Author: by Jens Peter Jacobsen; Translated byTiina Nunnally
Book condition: Used - Good to Very Good. First page / half title page has paper clip mark / dent.
Cover: Good to Very Good. Shelf wear and edge wear to cover, including corner bumping.
Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason. Through his relationships with six womenâincluding his young widowed aunt, a seductive free spirit, and his passionate cousin who marries his friendâhis 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.
Publisher: Fjord Press; Reprint, 1998
Paperback: 212 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches