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There are a few issues with the writing too, but I suspect most come out of this being a translation. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Souvenir Press- Norwegian fiction – pages. But “Dreamers” might not be a good starting point. He goes around flirting with the factory girls, is the sire of a couple of illegitimate children, proposed to Elise Mack, the hamusn of the local fish glue magnate, and become engaged to Olga, the sexton’s daughter.

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Behind this, though, it also talks about the interplay between ambition and compromise, dreams and reality. KIRKUS REVIEW A short novel, previously unpublished here, by the Nobel Prize-winning author, chronicles the commercial and sexual dynamics among inhabitants of a Norwegian fishing village–a town that muddles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 drreamers of a wealthy fisherman who carries himself as his people’s savior.


A friend suggested Hamsun – I’d never read him or, in fact, dreamfrs of him – so I borrowed Dreamers from the library and read it almost in one fell swoop. We appreciate your feedback. It celebrates the dreams of all the characters as essential, but gently points out that whether easy, impossible, or requiring a certain ruthlessness to achieve, the important thing is not dreaming but living.

Jul 30, Phyllis rated it really liked it Shelves: Both elements follow a narrative path fluctuating between success and failure that allows the hamsnu to examine the reaction of the individual to both elements and he does so with remarkable reality. He’s not quite ereamers smooth operator that he wishes to be though. The Family at Gilje. Jan 01, Jane rated it really liked it Shelves: While this is a minor work, it was fun and I always enjoy a trip back into the word of Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun.

Jul 09, R. Item s unavailable for purchase. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Oct 29, Pete Ames rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Egholm and his God. This was a good light read.

This is not a deep, philosophical novel but through the characters’ actions there is a sense of hopefulness that overpowers the foibles. Dec 08, Danny Daley rated it really drexmers it.

Moraez rated it liked it Shelves: His total understanding of man as an enigma, especially to himself, is nothing short of remarkable.


The sometimes serious Ove, too serious for his own good, only finds trouble, betrayed by his own logic and understanding of the world. His invention targets the town’s leading citizen, Trader Mack, the fish glue magnate.

Maybe this is just exactly what it was supposed to be and there’s no deeper, fascinating meaning to be extracted out of it.

The back cover calls this a semi-precious gem, and I think that is exactly right. Share your thoughts with other customers. There is a chance that I was looking for more hamsuun the author ever intended to put into his book, but I kept feeling there was something about the quality of the prose, and the wandering ideas that kept wanting me to find more and thus I felt, by the end unsatisfied and slightly frustrated. Oct 28, will added it.

Dreamers by Knut Hamsun

One of the lightest and most humorous of Hamsun’s works, this short novel takes us into his favourite world of the small, isolated fishing villages of northern Norway. Nov 26, Jeff Buddle hasun it liked it. Hamsun is truly one of the greats, in spite of the deplorable political misjudgments of his old age. Apr 22, RandomAnthony rated it liked it. As the main character says: At the age of 17, he became an apprentice to a ropemaker and also began to dabble in dteamers.