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: Dreamers (New Directions Classics) (): Knut Hamsun, Tom Geddes: Books. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Previously unpublished in this country, this short Dreamers – Kindle edition by Knut Hamsun. Download it once. Dreamers [Knut Hamsun, W. W. Worster] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. About the Book Knut Hamsun (August 4, – February

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Big Ove Rolandsen, telegraph operator, mad scientist, and local Casanova, trades wits, fists, and kisses with a host of quirky neighbors. Mark Twain Samuel Clemens. But some people go on “Dreamers” is a delightful, comedic tale full of colorful characters.

Avoid this edition at all costs.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I guess I’m attracted to those because I was brought up in a big, no For years, Hamsun has been, by far, my favorite Norwegian author.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. May 12, fstab rated it liked it. The Lady from the Sea, a play in English translation. The poetic beauty that Hamsun so easily pours into many of his novels is absent here and the tone and prose is very simple and rarely dips away from the story to allow some abstract train of though to stretch out and grow.

The Hunting Of The Snark. From Publishers Weekly Previously unpublished in this country, this short novel by Hamsun, who won the Nobel Prize inshows a lighter side of a writer best known for his more nihilistic work. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You’re left confused, though this confusion soon passes and is replaced by an awareness that you’ve experienced something pretty extraordinary in spite of your ultimate feeling of unfulfillment. In fact, the only thing which seemed to remain was the setting which remained as beautiful and isolating as it was in the first chapter.


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Oct 29, Pete Ames rated it really liked it Shelves: The telegraph is a motif in his oeuvre, being used most prominently in this novella as well as in Growth of the Soil to represent the growth of technology that binds us all together, creating a worldwide community as opposed to isolated communities that is made possible by the telegraphs ability to transmit news and other information across distances.

Hunting nkut the Snark. Kmut, Paul, for pointing out the book…I owe you one.

The warmth drsamers spring creeping in. He’s not quite the smooth operator that he wishes to be though. Mysteries Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Within fairly-large-font pages, the kind of novel Hamsun probably planned on a walk into town, the author succeeds without going the ponderous, heavy-handed route.

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Dreamers by Knut Hamsun

Hamsun is an author everyone should read – his clear and precise language, his ability to pick details that build fully human characters, and his wicked sense of humor all make for reading at its best.

His invention targets the town’s leading citizen, Trader Mack, Clean, flowing prose. Paperbackpages. Hamsun at his best is more searching, less compromising, his plots less conventional than this romantic comedy allows him to be.



Mar 15, Caleb Liu rated it it was ok. Common terms and phrases accordion already anyway arrived ashore asked bakery Bergen Big Rolandsen boat burglary Captain Henriksen cognac curate thought curate’s wife daughter Elise drift dreameers Elise Mack Enoch everything exclaimed jamsun factory father felt Finnmark fish-glue fishing fjords forest four hundred crowns Fredrik Mack gave girls going gossip greeted guitar hair hand head heard housekeeper hurry keep laugh lay-helper letter Levion Lofoten Mack’s office maids mayor Miss van Loos morning never night nodded Old Mack Olga the sexton’s outer skerries parson Pernilla quay Ragna road Rolandsen looked Rolandsen replied Rolandsen thought Rosengaard round rowed rumoured scarf seemed sexton’s daughter shoes shouted singing sitting smile someone standing stood stopped straight suddenly sure talk telegrams telegraph station telegraph-operator tell There’s thief things Trader Mack’s trying turned Ulrik vicar Dreamsrs village waiting walked wearing window yelled.

Preview — Dreamers by Knut Hamsun. Meanwhile the style of writing never intrudes upon the story, though it never stands out either.

Refresh and try again. Primarily Dreamers is a character piece, introducing early on all the characters of a small Norwegian village with a somewhat shallow or public version of themselves before exploring, to various depths, there deeper nature through their inner monologue as they react to the events of the story.

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