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Knut Hamsun, author of the acclaimed Hunger and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, renders the dreams and dramas of these townsfolk with a delightfully light touch.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. His invention targets the town’s leading citizen, Trader Mack, Clean, flowing prose. Regarding the writing itself I choose to do as I do with all translations and prefer not to make judgement on Dreamers.

However, for those who enjoy Hamsun, this quick little book is wholly satisfying and makes for a wonderful weekend read. View all 38 comments. It was a good book and, dreamesr its comparatively short length, well worth a read, but for me it fell short of being a great book because it lacked depth and failed to keep me engrossed all the way through. Your display name should be at least 2 characters deamers. Dreamers is a short book, a character study about an unlikable man presented in only a slightly sympathetic light.

It’s about a small northland village, with Rolandsen as the antagonist. The Ring Sreamers Closed.

: Dreamers (New Directions Classics) (): Knut Hamsun, Tom Geddes: Books

Very short, I wish it went on for a little longer. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Previously unpublished in this country, this short drsamers by Hamsun, who won the Nobel Prize inshows a lighter side of a writer best known for his more nihilistic work. A rather short novella length offering from the writer famous for “Hunger”. There’s a lot dreajers this little book, making it hard to write about without divulging essential plot. Impatience of the Heart. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


While the book is well written and flows nicely, I never felt as engrossed within the community and the characters as I did in dreammers opening chapters.

Dreamers by Knut Hamsun

Hamsun transcends the pedestrian nature of small town intrigue through his insight into the psychological processes of characters both fooling and convincing themselves of their own perceptions and desires. He is secretly experimenting on different methods of extracting fish glue from parts that others see as useless, that, if he can get them patented, could make him a competitor of Trader Mack, the boss of the town.

The only redeeming factor is that the setting remained the same throughout the story. May 12, fstab rated it liked it.

Dec 08, Danny Daley rated it really liked it. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The rest of the book swings through an interesting enough narrative but, I felt, the further the story progressed the more thin and uninteresting the Characters became.

It is a quick dip into the mind of a great novelist, and while the story is a bit inconsequential, he manages to tackle heavy subject matters with great ease and deliver it all in an upbeat and charming manner. This is just one of them books that there’s nothing wrong with, it just wasn’t enough to be rated higher.

I don’t know many Norwegians, but reading this book makes me wish I knew more. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If I were the translator of this tale, I would have named it “Schemers,” which would be a more appropriate title. It’s just that, from a writer such as Hamsunyou can’t help but expect more, you know? 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.

If you have heard of the Norwegian Knut Hamsun, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in and later on became an admirer of Hitler, persist with your interest. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. 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.


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

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This was a good light read.

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In fact, half-baked schemes and hilarity abound. Quite an interesting blend of episodes and frustrations.

The Island House Stage 3. The book seemed to invite me to look deeper into it, onut an interesting and mildly diverting tale, but I never managed to find a meaning, message, or philosophical idea. Dreamers by Knut Hamsun. While Rolandsen is the symbol of change, the curate serves as a symbol of the tradition. Dreamers is the easier read by far, though less rewarding – it’s a somewhat scattered comedy, but Hamsun does an excellent job developing more than a few fascinating characters, and he mixes in enough evocative imagery to make the sett Reading this shortly after finishing I Heard the Owl Call My Name invited some unexpected comparisons.

Dreamers is lighter novel than Hamsun usually writes. Within fairly-large-font pages, the kind of novel Hamsun probably planned on a walk into town, the author succeeds without going the ponderous, heavy-handed route.

When I Was a Child. I was expecting more originality and intensitythough.