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Te quiero, tonto. I had never read a danish author before so I was eager to read it. Niels Lyhne is a young Danish man from a rural family.

We get to know about him before he was even born, first with his parents and how was their relationship, then we follow him from childhood to adulthood. As time passes, we are living things with him: his first love, his disappointments, his joys, his sorrows, his 4. As time passes, we are living things with him: his first love, his disappointments, his joys, his sorrows, his friendships and his dreams of being a poet.

We also live closely his observations of the world. A kind of coming of age in the second half of the 19th century.

Published in , German poet Reiner Maria Rilke recommended it this was in Letters to a young poet, another great book that M. Niels is a young man who observes, who tries to live and appreciate the world in order to reflect it in his poetry.

But things will not be easy and as hapiness will come also the deep sadness will be present in many moments of his life. I was very surprised by his personality, his deep atheism and the way of certain dialogues and scenes can leave you breathless.

These are undoubtedly the great moments of the novel, in which there are dialogues of great female characters that are charged with value that reinforce the equality between women and men, as human beings. Although the novel has moments that it can get quite dense, this is compensated with brilliant scenes beautifully written. No doubt everything that happens to Niels is a life full of suffering and learning and however things go, until the last moment, he stands firm in his convictions.

The writing is very beautiful and I can say that it has passages that are worth re-reading and returning to them from time to time. In conclusion, I can recommend Niels Lyhne for everything it represents.

I feel that my review is vague and does not do the book justice, but I hope it will make you go read it soon. Una especie de coming of age en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Sin duda el naturalismo y el romanticismo impregnan la obra de Jacobsen. Su escritura tiene una belleza y un detalle bastante altos, en los que tenemos largos pasajes sobre las reflexiones de Lhyne sobre lo que le va aconteciendo.

Si bien la novela tienen momentos que se puede tornar bastante densa, es compensado con escenas brillantes y llevadas maravillosamente.


Niels Lyhne

There are a number of historical -isms under which we could categorize Niels Lyhne. In its ruthless portrayal of middle-class life as actually lived behind the mask of bourgeois respectability, it resembles the disillusioning realism of mid-to-late 19th-century writers like Flaubert, Chekhov, and Ibsen. In its emphasis on the frail body and biological processes leading toward death, coupled with its concluding atheist rhetoric, it is a work of naturalism akin to that of Hardy, Zola, or Crane. In its plotless evocation of often morbid psychological states and in its focus on the artist as martyr to an uncomprehending society, it is a quintessential proto-modenist psychological novel like those of Dostoevsky, Huysmans, or Hamsun. Jacobsen, who translated Darwin into Danish and who died young in after a long struggle with tuberculosis, tells the story of a character who tries to live, to love, and to make art when all the ideals that empowered prior generations, from Christianity in religion to Romanticism in literature, have been discredited by the ongoing revelation that a human being is only another animal. These two parents pull young Niels in two different directions, neither of which will be able to appease his simultaneous need to understand and to transcend reality.







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