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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They significantly inspired the Danish symbolist poetry of the s.

In Defense of Pevear and Volokhonsky. It does not disappoint.

It niela us, the Christian people among the jacobsdn. Whatever in us does not match up with his ideal image has to be banished, if not by subjugation then by indifference, by systematic neglect… I call that violence against our nature. As throughout, Jacobsen pinpoints everything in a few sentences: Most important is the great obscure poem Arabesque to a Hand-drawing by Michel Angelo about the idea of which seems to be that art is going to replace immortality as the meaning of life.

Jens Peter Jacobsen

Tutto sommato un brav’uomo. Long passages of romantic, highly stylized writing are juxtaposed with short sentences and with sections of the most prosaic realism.

Above all, be natural. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Niels spoke fervently but rather superficially against Christianity. These two parents pull young Niels in two different directions, neither of which will be able to appease his simultaneous need to understand and to transcend reality. A whiny character who can’t make up his damn mind, lots of pointless occurances, somewhat ridiculous drama.

And do you really think, Lyhne, that a man can fight that battle, with all those vulture beaks sunk into him, without the invincible, blind enthusiasm that is fanaticism? Jun 27, Pages Buy. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Niels Lyhne – Deutschland.

Jacobsen was born in Thisted in Jutland, the eldest of the five children of a prosperous merchant.

It had been easy then to feel the beauty; but now that she was in the midst of it all, iacobsen every little feature stood out and spoke boldly with the manifold voices of reality, and beauty was shattered as light in a prism, she could not gather the rays together again, could not put the picture back beyond the sea. Lyhnne went into raptures about it, actually. Almost no dialogue but overly detailed descriptions and useless musings.


We get to know about him before he was even born, first with his parents and how was their relationship, then we follow him from childhood to adulthood. Neither artists nor poets have the courage to to acknowledge human beings for what they are—but Shakespeare did.

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She lived on poems, dreamed poems Grief was black, and joy was red They glowed with images, foamed and sparkled with rhythm and rhyme She dreamed a thousand dreams One fine day a suitor came to her: I feel that my review is vague and does not do the book justice, but I hope it will make you go read it soon.

Fiction Classics Literary Fiction Category: This aspect of the novel, of wrestling with the supposed emptiness that comes from living without a god, was certainly more significant to readers of the novel when it first appeared, but even now it resonates throughout the novel — coming down with all its weight as the story comes to its conclusion.

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Write a customer review. With more than 1, titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works jenw history jacobwen across genres and disciplines. The story follows a young poet, Niels Lyhne who passionately observes the world and the people in his life before he delves into himself, reflecting and dwelling on their motives and nature in order to transfer his thoughts into his writing.

Many of them are wistful, dreamy and melancholic but also naturalistic. The writing is very beautiful and I can say that it has passages that are worth re-reading and returning to them from time to time. There was no one here with whom she could talk, for they didn’t grasp the nuances of her words, the very life of the words; they presumably understood them, since they were Danish words, but with the dull approximation with which you understand a foreign language that you’re not used lghne hearing spoken.


When still young, Jacobsen was struck by tuberculosis which eventually ended his life.

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Written during the naturalism movement The style of the translation, which may accurately reflect lyhnw original Danish for all I know, is extraordinarily melodramatic to the point of incoherence, like a Victorian moral fable.

Indeed Niels refutes the opportunity to renege his atheism at the hour of his death when given the opportunity, and all the more receives the blessing of his friend Hjerrild who claims that if he were God he would rather “Bless the one who would not change his mind at the end”. From the Trade Paperback edition. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? His illness prompted travels to southern Europe, cut him off from scientific investigation, and drove him to literature.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Lyhne; Christianity has power. Sofri a dor de Niels. Of course, if you have it in you, if instead of choosing the easier way, instead of taking yourself out of all connection with the whole, you can stand erect and with all your talents alert, all your sympathies awake, you can receive the many-thorned lashes as they fall, lash after lash, and still keep your bloody head from drooping, as you listen for the dull sounds prophesying change in your time, and search for the faint, distant gleam jsns is a day – a time – perhaps; if you have that in you!