The Wanderer, Paperback

The Wanderer Paperback

Part of the Condor Books series

2.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780285647879



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A clever little book with a wonderful spirit to it. Hamsun's adventurer, an educated city dweller, goes off into the country to live the simple, nomadic, rural life. His various romances and misadventures are convincingly told, without ever becoming nostalgic or sentimental. A wise tale indeed.

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I love the way Hamsun writes, and I love the atmosphere of his novels. Unfortunately, the stories he tells are not always so interesting. In this book I strongly preferred the first story (about a man wandering about, doing work, acting selflessly, being intrigued by women) to the second, which is essentially a tragic romance that did not particularly stir my interest.

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Irritable man observing other irritable people. Occasional elegance in describing nature or practical tasks; seems more alive talking about plumbing than people. Strange emphasis on the wealth of the engineer, just a provincial technician.

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