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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Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Poetry The poems of Jacobsen are more influenced by late romanticism than jesn prose.

They want to realize their dreams. This is easily one of the best books i have ever read. It is miels and distressing that comments on the Penguin Classic edition have made the purchase of this gem a veritable nightmare.

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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.

It was us, the Christian people among nifls people. Amazon Petef Digital Educational Resources. The answer varies by dying character, but Niels himself ends a lonely hero of integrity confronting death in fidelity to the anti-ideal that there is no God, no transcendence, no salvation.

Essentially, Wood makes the case for power of literature to transcend ideological positions. My copy had a melancholy-looking painting by Edvard Munsch on the cover and indeed the book is quite bleak and dreary at times. Customers who bought this item also bought. It isn’t always filled with success and it isn’t always filled with failure, it isn’t right and it isn’t wrong.


At seventeen she was quite different from her siblings, and her relationship with her parents was not a close one either. And then to start all over again from another point, with the same results, over and over. When still young, Jacobsen was struck by tuberculosis which eventually ended his life.

Young Niels Lyhne is dreamy, romantic and introspective. Or both at once, as the novel’s conclusion proves: Hjerrild was tired of retracing the threads of conversations that were old for him, and he said suddenly, without any real connection to the preceding: Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.

Jan 29, lucille rated it it was ok Shelves: This relationship, precisely because it is devoid of the erotic as such, proves more satisfying, even if it does not end more happily, than Niels’s relationships with women: He was sent by a scientific body in Jacobsen was born in Thisted jdns Jutland, the eldest of the five children of a prosperous merchant.

The precondition and the price of this immoderate elevation of the subject is, however, the abandonment of any claim to participate in the shaping of the outside world. Who came to this jwcobsen because of Ellen West? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Niels Lyhne Penguin Classics.

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Rilke noted that “every time I want to go on, I find the next, the next higher, the approaching stage of my growth sketched out and already created in [Jacobsen’s works and letters]. Oh, I know full well that courage is what’s missing.

Niels Lyhne may not give us social reality in three dimensions, but it gives us what can be more rewarding to the individual reader: In its emphasis on the frail body and biological processes leading toward death, coupled with its concluding atheist rhetoric, it is a work of naturalism akin to that of Hardy, Zola, or Crane. Gifting lyyne the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.


Now there is plenty of love jacbosen your heart, but now it is too late; go on up to the cold grave with your full heart! If only it would seize him: Besides his romantic interests, Lyhne is both a thinker and a budding poet.

Not when you went about forever poetizing about your own life instead of living it This chasing after yourself, craftly observing your own tracks – in a circle, of course He wanted to burn slowly Farewell to the slowly dripping days, farewell to the pleasant little hours! 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.

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Think what such a man’s life would be like, if he is to do his utmost. Jeg vender ofte tilbage til Niels Lyhne.

While not explicitly referred to here, the sense of emptiness that comes from his god-less ways is clearly yet another facet of this lack he feels. His parents came to represent two poles — a life that wanted to devote itself to pure imagination, and a much more practical one — and Niels is constantly torn as jackbsen how to act and, specifically, what to do with his life.

I knew of the book for some time but read it only recently. Among them must be mentioned Mogenshis official debutthe tale of a young dreamer and his maturing during love, sorrow and new hope of love.