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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In dreams and poems everything had been, as jacosen were, beyond the sea; the haze of distance had mysteriously veiled all the restless mass of details and had thrown out the large lines in bold relief, while the silence of distance had lent its spirit of enchantment.

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Categories Categories Select Category art biography book reviews comics creative writing drama essays fiction film literary criticism literature memoir music philosophy plays poetry politics psychoanalysis religion science sociology of literature the ecstasy of michaela Uncategorized work writers writing year in books. From that point forward, Lyhne lynne 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.

Niels is no lost-in-the-clouds Romantic hero, but neither can he fully embrace a simpler life, too formed lhhne Romantic ideals and expectations. And there is, of course, Lyhne’s profound and deeply humanistic atheism. Admired by Stefan Sweig another of my favorite writersIt’s a novel that is well worth reading and I feel that you can find something more in a reread, something that I will certainly do.

Niels Lyhne – Jens Peter Jacobsen

Lhyne tends to idealize women and put them on a pedestal. History allows him an out — death as at least one type of tragic hero — but it’s far from the neat tragedy of poetry and most books.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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 to how to act and, specifically, what to do with his life. 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.


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. Niels at last seemingly finds happiness with another young woman.

Sometimes, probably a lotta times, life just is, and there’s beauty in that.

We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. They walked on in silence. They significantly inspired the Danish symbolist poetry of the s. As Niels grows up he experiences psychological growth, aided by his experiences with various women, which help formulate his realizations of life in general: Jun 30, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: Niels Lyhne – US. This book is in the public domain and can be read for free online, so a substandard printing is inexcusable, to say nothing of a printing with no standards at niiels.

Jacobsen, who translated Darwin into Danish and who died young in after a long struggle with tuberculosis, tells the story of a character who tries to live, to love, and to make art when all the ideals that empowered prior generations, from Christianity in religion to Romanticism in jdns, have been discredited by the ongoing revelation that a human being is only another animal.

When still young, Jacobsen was struck by tuberculosis which eventually ended his life. Ma basta farci due chiacchere, basta immergersi nuovamente in queste pagine mal scritte, che la palpebra cala e l’entusiasmo sprofonda. He went to school in Copenhagen and was a student at the University of Copenhagen in This is a book of profound ideas and deep ruminations. It was as if the subject was in the air.

I got a copy from the university library that was published in and translated by Hanna Astrup Larsen. This must have been a real labor of love.

I just wish he had penned more works like this Come succede sempre a chi fa delle seghe mentali la propria ragion d’essere anche Lyhne, il protagonista del libro, nel periodo dell’adolescenza e giovinezza trova la sua ragion d’essere nell’innamoramento onanista, quel fenomeno che usa un qualunque oggetto d’amore come proiezione delle proprie insoddisfazioni.

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Around this time, the discoveries of Charles Darwin began to fascinate him. Jerusalem, it was not merely symbolic: It is a pity that Jacobsen died pretty young. Can you undo it with lies? The Nisls Academy honored Lyhn in with a special award for her contributions to “the introduction of Swedish culture abroad. At seventeen she was quite different from her siblings, and her relationship with her parents was not a close one either.


Her choice of Erik, her regret pter that choice, and her consequent disastrous relationship with Niels brings the novel to its violent emotional climax, and with this climax we realize that every relationship in this narrative will end with either the death of a disappointed rebel or the chastened return of a disappointed rebel to the fold of normative society.

About Niels Lyhne Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason.

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His illness prompted travels to southern Europe, cut him off from scientific investigation, and drove him to literature. Repeatedly, he’s left alone, first after the death of his parents, then after the loss, one way or another, of the women he loves. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. English Choose a language for shopping. Almost as bad as the “Metamorphosis” by Kafka.

As a boy, he showed a remarkable talent for science, in particular botany. Anche affascinante quando visto da lontano. 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.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. And besides, power used upon the weak and misuse of uacobsen Now there is plenty of love in your heart, but now it is too late; go on up to the cold grave with your full heart!

It is a shamefully error-filled book. Oh, I know full well that courage is what’s missing. Two lost loves merely shut Niels out of their lives one, predictably enough, overwhelmed by guilt after the death of her husbandbut pretty much everyone else who is close to Niels sooner or later dies.