Niels Lyhne, Paperback


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

Through his relationships with six women - including his young widowed aunt, a seductive free spirit, and his passionate cousin who marries his friend - his search for purpose becomes a yielding to disillusionment.

One of Danish literature's greatest novels, with nods to Kierkegaard and a protagonist some critics have compared to "Hamlet", Jacobsen's masterpiece has at its center a young man who faces the anguish of the human condition but cannot find comfort in the Christian faith.

Tiina Nunnally's award-winning translation offers readers a chance to experience anew a writer deeply revered by Rilke, Ibsen, Mann, and Hesse.




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