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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Peter Schlemihl, The Shadowless Man. Preview — Dreamers by Knut Hamsun.

The Lady from the Sea. In fact, half-baked schemes and hilarity abound. Xreamers was very apt that the cock should crow. Just don’t expect to be finding deeper, wise answers to the meaning of life from Dreamers and you should be fine. Please review your cart. All the joys of a Hamsun novel come together in this tiny piece.

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Rolandsen’s adventures include romancing the curate’s wife, fighting a giant, and opposing the town’s fish-glue magnate. And spring was almost unbearable for sensitive hearts. I don’t know, I’m just used to being surprised by the depth Hamsun can reach with words. He goes around flirting with the factory girls, is the sire of a couple of illegitimate children, proposed to Elise Mack, the daughter of the local fish glue magnate, and become engaged to Olga, the sexton’s daughter.

However, after letting the book marinate in my mind for a few days, it occurs to me that the sudden switches in point of view make the quality of the story more dreamlike. Robert Bly has written that Hamsun “has a magnifying glass on his eye, like a jeweler’s,” and Dreamers gleams like a perfect, semi-precious stone.



Share your knutt with other customers. Refresh and try again. Dreamers is a good book. There are a few issues with the writing too, but I suspect most come out of this being a translation. The mysterious Rolandsen, seemingly a man of many trades and off-the-wall opinions seems to be able to do no right.

Of course, the village people are not in on some plan to destroy him, but rather, he brings his misfortunes upon himself. He’s not quite the smooth operator that he wishes to be though. It’s about a small northland village, with Rolandsen as the antagonist.

That was how it should look. Dreamers is hamsin short book, a character study about an unlikable man presented in only a slightly sympathetic light.

To view it, click here. Thus, the story suggests that living life instead of always imagining what may be is the path to success. In fact, half-baked schemes and hilarity abound. Primarily Dreamers is a character piece, introducing early on all the characters of a mnut 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. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the hamsuh style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use hwmsun and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Just not for me.

Big Ove Rolandsen, telegraph operator, mad scientist, and local Casanova, trades wits, fists, and kisses with a host of quirky neighbors. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Don’t have a Kindle? Primarily Dreamers is a character piece, introducing jamsun on all knjt characters of a small Norwegian village with a somewhat shallow or public version of themselves before exploring, to var I shall begin my review, somewhat controversially, with my conclusion: Be the first hajsun discover new talent!


I don’t know many Norwegians, but reading this book makes me wish I knew more. Worster No preview available – Rolandsen has invented a dreamets process for manufacturing fish-glue, the commodity which is the main source of Trader Mack’s wealth; yet Rolandsen, who works as a telegraph operator, lacks sufficient funds to get his invention out into the world. Hamsun has always favored the eccentrics.

It calls into question all sorts of moral issues, much like in the modern day where scientific advancements are still a battleground for moral debate, and Hamsun examines this effortlessly, the reader hardly noticing the serious weight of moral quandaries as they glide across this comical story. A highly recommended book.

New Directions Classics Book Paperback: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. For years, Hamsun has been, by far, my favorite Norwegian author.

Should you be interested in the old man’s own reflections after his catastrophic fall from grace, you might look for “On over-grown Paths”, the diary of the year old man during his trials in Norway creamers Mar 08, A.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! This was, at the time of writing, something of a pioneering method and had Deramers known this prior to reading the book I feel I may have gained even more from the reading. But “Dreamers” might not be a good starting point. Hamsun pursued his literary program, debuting in with the psychological novel Hunger. But some people go on dreaming all their lives, and cannot change.