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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He has enjoyed the pleasure of creation, the tedium of upbringing remains, to nurse, nurture, and support entirely – why? See all 18 reviews.

Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen

Hitchens was an admirer of the novel, and it makes total sense. Letters to a Young Poet.

Start reading Niels Lyhne on your Kindle in under a minute. Jacobsen, come molti colleghi del secolo, sembra possedere quella conoscenza della natura umana che ce lo rende estremamente caro e che, allo stesso tempo, jzcobsen allontana inesorabilmente da noi, figli di due secoli di dubbio e di rifiuto della conoscenza.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jacobsen’s novel reflects and hastens the collapse, across a whole range of domains from geology to psychology, of prior forms of order and faith. Niels is a young man who observes, who tries to live and appreciate the world in order to reflect it in his poetry. These are undoubtedly the great moments of jend novel, in which there are dialogues of great female characters that are charged with value that reinforce the equality between women and men, as human beings.


Diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis two years later, he completed several more short stories and two novels.

Break up the ice or pull what is dimly alive out into the light of words, and the same thing happens—what can now be seen and grasped is, in its clarity, no longer the obscurity that it was. Don’t you realize what nobility would spread over humanity if people could live their lives freely and meet their deaths without fear of hell or hope of heaven, but fearing themselves and with hope for themselves?

Inalthough he was already secretly writing poetry, Jacobsen adopted botany as a profession.

Una especie de coming of age en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Readers who admire writers such as Gissing, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse all of whom knew Jacobsen’s novel as well as writers such as Camus and John Updike, among many others, will enjoy this bracing, somewhat off-the-beaten-path novel, “Niels Lyhne”. Although the novel has moments that jacobseb can get quite dense, this is compensated with brilliant scenes beautifully written.

His nature descriptions are unique, perhaps matched only by those of Turgenev, by whom he was influenced.

Niels Lyhne

In its plotless evocation of often morbid psychological states and in its focus on the artist as martyr to an uncomprehending society, it is a quintessential proto-modenist psychological novel like those of Dostoevsky, Huysmans, or Hamsun. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It is a pity th This is easily one of the best books i have ever read.

Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen. It is unfortunate and distressing that comments on the Petsr Classic edition have made the purchase of this gem a veritable nightmare.

Once in a while the need to create wells up in him, the longing to see a part of himself set free in a work by him, and for days at nielx time his being can be tensed with joyous, titanic efforts to mold the clay into his Adam.


Niels spoke fervently but rather superficially against Christianity. Poetry The poems of Jacobsen are more influenced by late romanticism than his prose. He was sent by a scientific body in Jacobsen was born in Thisted in Jutland, the eldest of the five children of a prosperous merchant.

La vita un poema! Among them must be mentioned Mogens – his official debutthe tale of a young dreamer and his maturing during love, sorrow and new hope of love. As time passes, we are living things with him: The precondition and the price jaccobsen this immoderate elevation of the subject is, however, the abandonment of any claim to participate in the shaping of the outside world. The Swedish Academy honored Nunnally in with a special award for her contributions to “the introduction of Swedish culture abroad.

A child is born in Bethlehem, Bethlehem! So, this is a Bildungsroman of sorts, but being a naturalist Bildungsroman, the protagonist doesn’t reach the big moment of clarity or find his bourgeois vocation, he is rather slowly grinded down by life as he sheds illusion after illusion and as he is moved along by unconscious drives and urges, both his own and those of lynhe. The novel remains a beautiful yet unreal mixture of voluptuousness and bitterness, sorrow and scorn, but not a unity; a series of images and aspects, but not a life totality.

I highly recommend it.