Jens Peter JacobsenISBN: 080953357X;
Book Description"This highly influential late-19th century Danish novel portrays the melancholy life of an idealistic young poet." --Publishers Weekly "Niels Lyhne recounts the life of its eponymous hero, a poet, emphasizing the influence of experience on psychological development and examining philosophical issues: the nature of reality, atheism, creativity and love. It is a dense narrative, striking at times in its richness of physical detail . . ." --Independent PublisherDownload DescriptionTHERE wasin Niels Lyhne's nature a lame reflec-tiveness, child of an instinctive shrinking from decisive action, grandchild of a subconscious sense that he lacked personality. He was always struggling against this reflectiveness, sometimes goading himself by calling it vile names, then again decking it out as a virtue that was a part of his inmost self and was bound up with all his possibilities and powers. But whatever he made of it, and however he looked upon it, he hated it as a secret...
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