: 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 Previously unpublished in this country, this short Dreamers – Kindle edition by Knut Hamsun.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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After the arrival of the new pastor, things just get really slow. It’s indeed a very well written little story, totally worth your time. Sep 17, s. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. With the exception of probably his most famous book, Hunger, many of Knut’s books could easily be rolled into one massive collection and read as a wonderful insight into a particular time and place. His invention targets the town’s leading citizen, Trader Mack, Clean, flowing prose.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A volume compilation of his complete works was published posthumously in Rolandsen’s adventures include romancing the curate’s wife, fighting a giant, and opposing the town’s fish-glue magnate.

Lighthearted and sweet, kut a little too lighthearted and silly for my taste, but still nice to read it again. It was very apt that the cock should crow. Thanks, Paul, for pointing out the book…I owe you one. In a way Dreamers is a coming-of-age book for people in their 20s. The toll of the bush. From inside the book. Set in an isolated Norwegian fishing village, the novel is a romantic hamsuh of sorts, centering on Ove Rolandsen, an antiheroic and often inebriated aspiring inventor. Be the first to discover new talent!

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Dreamers is another fabulous novel by Knut Hamsun. Each week, jnut editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. All the joys of a Hamsun novel come together in this tiny piece.

It reads much like his short stories, yet he manages to encompass the actions of all the townsfolk, weaving in many amusing side-stories that are engaging, yet cause it to feel a bit like a bloated short story. Of course, the village hmasun are not in on some plan to destroy him, but rather, he brings his misfortunes upon himself.


Dreamers by Knut Hamsun

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Our main character, Big Ove Rolandsen, is a drunk Cassanova who is really an inventor. E’ lecito sognare, dunque, ma non basta. I guess I’m attracted to those dreames I was brought up in a big, noisy town, I don’t really know. At first, I thought that the book was just a sweet little story and the perfect snack for a summer’s evening. This has a lot of similarities to other Hamsun stories – small Norwegian village, slightly dysfunctional but relatable lead, seemingly fruitless love interests – but is overall so much different.

There is a chance that I was looking for more than the author ever intended to put into his book, but I kept feeling there was something dramers the quality of the prose, and the wandering drfamers that kept wanting me dreaamers find more and thus I felt, by the end unsatisfied and slightly frustrated. I mean, there is still an interesting enough narrative, but I felt the characters became increasingly more uninteresting. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Dreamers by Knut Hamsun. Big Ove Rolandsen, telegraph operator, mad scientist, and local Casanova, trades wits, fists, and kisses with a host of quirky neighbors.


Rolandsen is not one pushed by natural order and mnut blow the winds of fate himself and seeks his own place in the world.

The telegraph is dreamer 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. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Read more Read less. His actions are not guided exclusively by selfishness, but from some incomprehensible inclination to act. In fact, half-baked schemes and hilarity abound. The main character is a solid but charming and creative telegraphist named Ove Rolandsen. A short novel, previously unpublished here, by the Nobel Prize-winning author, chronicles the commercial and sexual dynamics among inhabitants of a Norwegian fishing village–a town that muddles along under the paternalistic thumb of a wealthy fisherman who carries himself as his people’s savior.

Dreameers Rolandsen got home, he climbed up on to the roof and gave the role a blow with his own hands. Hamsun handles his plot with a light and assured touch, and the novel is considerably more charming than its location and subject matter might imply.

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But what’s essential here isn’t really the plot, it’s Rolandsen’s interior thoughts, his motivation, his human emotion. Write a customer review. May 12, fstab rated it liked it. Despite his failed attempts at infidelity and his standoffish nature to push her away, she refuses to leave himand the awkwardness and impotence in chasing the younger girls in their season of romance sets him apart, pains him, and puts him to drinking and scheming.

Dreamers is a good book. Moraez rated it liked it Shelves: Worster No hajsun available – He bears a distinct resemblance to the protagonists of better-known Hamsun novels such as Hunger and Mysteries.

Knut Hamsun, author of the acclaimed Hunger and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, renders the dreams and dramas of these townsfolk hamzun a delightfully light touch. Sadly, though, it was not the case here. A Night in the Snow.

An easy book to write a dissertation about, but a hard one to sum up in a few paragraphs especially without too many spoilers.