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    (PDF KINDLE) Under høststjærnen AUTHOR Knut Hamsun Read Under høststjærnen ”My dear sir I said to myself weren’t you the one who was going to seek out the uiet life and healthy people and regain your peace of mind” Knut Pedersen is a middle aged man from the city who after some misfortune probably at the hand of a woman retreats into the countryside He wanders from place to place accepts whatever job happens to be on offer at the local farms meets a variety of people sticks wi

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    Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun ó 9 review Read Under høststjærnen Episodic novel which is really just a series of autobiographical vignettes about an itinerant laborer wandering from place to place Each section ends in a punch line that I found dry and funny in an understated way

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    Read Under høststjærnen (PDF KINDLE) Under høststjærnen AUTHOR Knut Hamsun Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Knut Hamsun I expect if someone has read anything by Hamsun it will’ve been Hunger and I did indeed read it back in my twenties But what to tackle next I’d always thought of Hunger as a bit of a one hit wonder Whether that’s doing the author an injustice or not I do not know but when I chanced upon a copy of Under the Autumn Star I picked it up without knowing anything about it other than it was written by Hamsun O

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    (PDF KINDLE) Under høststjærnen AUTHOR Knut Hamsun Having had a falling out Knut decides to leave the city and roam the countryside as some mental rehab therapy He takes on odd jobs and has a few affairs His interactions with all different types of people make an interesting

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    Read Under høststjærnen Knut Hamsun ó 9 review Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Knut Hamsun His 'Mysteries' and Hunger' kept me up reading late into the night This felt dull starved I've read somewhere that this may be considered as a warm up exercise for his later works it seems very much so One thing that his writing seems to do with me is instill a romance both for nature and woman And I could feel myself getting there but no cigar The good news is it's incredibly short and an easy read

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    Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Knut Hamsun (PDF KINDLE) Under høststjærnen AUTHOR Knut Hamsun This is the first part of the three books forming the well known Vagabond Trilogy Is definitely one of the nicest novels biography ever read There is such a wild beauty not only in the landscapes he and his pal are rambling through but in his philosophy of life his way of being and living that it becomes difficult to understand th

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    Read Under høststjærnen Knut Hamsun ó 9 review (PDF KINDLE) Under høststjærnen AUTHOR Knut Hamsun Under the Autumn Star is a short novel about an 44 year old urbane man's mysterious retreat into nature to escape the city for unspecified reasons We can guess he couldn't control his desires and apparently had women problems there He wanders the Norwegian coastline forests and islands deliberately dressed down and choosing hard labor to obscure his origins But his escape to the rural countryside does nothing to constra

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    Knut Hamsun ó 9 review Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Knut Hamsun Read Under høststjærnen God's blessing on the old days when something could be rare Since I read Hunger I fell in love with Hamsun's writing Unfortunately though Under the Autumn Star wasn't my cup of teaFirst of all for a book with a first person narrator I found it odd that we learn so little about Pedersen He talks little about the past or even what’s driven him out from the city All he says is “I was really a man of good family led astray by des

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    Read Under høststjærnen (PDF KINDLE) Under høststjærnen AUTHOR Knut Hamsun Like reading a dreamIf you reuire a strong fast moving plot this one isn't for you It's a very personal novel one where you

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    (PDF KINDLE) Under høststjærnen AUTHOR Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun ó 9 review Dull but true Boring but penetrating Which is the right uestion Why is this middle aged man wandering or why has

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Read Under høststjærnen Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun ó 9 review Something will turn up and later with Lars Falkenberg whose dubious talents include the tuning of pianos Knut and Lars fetch up as workmen on the estate of Captain Falkenberg no relation to Lars with whose wife each falls or fancies himself in Having had a falling out Knut decides to leave the city and roam the countryside as some mental rehab therapy He takes on odd jobs and has a few affairs His interactions with all different types of people make an interesting and engaging story

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Read Under høststjærnen Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun ó 9 review Love though this does not prevent either from doing night duties in other uarters In time Knut is laid off and in futile pursuit of the woman with whom he is by now helplessly infatuated finds himself sucked back into the city life he had fled Like reading a dreamIf you reuire a strong fast moving plot this one isn t for you It s a very personal novel one where you inhabit the narrator s mind so intimately that if it weren t for the wide open spaces which are described to us so often and so beautifully you might be prone to attacks of claustrophobia We see the world through the eyes of an aging sensitive and melancholic or to use his word neurasthenic city dweller determined to reintroduce himself to the wild so to speak What follows are a series of not so action packed adventures in fact it s misleading to even term them adventuresSo beautifully written that I enjoyed each and every page even if they were only filled with musings longings misunderstandings and eventually disappointments

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Read Under høststjærnen Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun ó 9 review In Under the Autumn Star Nobel prize winning author Knut Hamsun writes a novel magically permeated with the air and light of fall The narrator Knut Pedersen Hamsun's real name first joins forces with Grindhusen a man blessed with the faith that I expect if someone has read anything by Hamsun it will ve been Hunger and I did indeed read it back in my twenties But what to tackle next I d always thought of Hunger as a bit of a one hit wonder Whether that s doing the author an injustice or not I do not know but when I chanced upon a copy of Under the Autumn Star I picked it up without knowing anything about it other than it was written by Hamsun Of course after thirty odd years I can t remember much about Hunger other than I enjoyed it so really I d nothing in my head to compare Under the Autumn Star to In tone I was reminded of The Sorrows of Young Werther despite the fact the Hamsun s narrator is at least twice his age and this is perhaps because Pedersen acts like a callow youth when around women For a book with a first person narrator I found it odd that we learn so little about Pedersen He talks little about the past or even what s driven him from the city All he says is I was really a man of good family led astray by desperation over an unhappy love affair and now taking to drink What he did in the city is unclear but he obviously has an engineering background we can see that from how he provides tap water to the vicarage and also his design for a crosscut saw but he s not averse to manual labour and seems to be able to turn his hand to most things I suppose the idea is much like that explored in The Year of the Hare the note Vatanen leaves in his hotel room says simply Leave me in peace whereas Pedersen writes This time I am resolved Peace I will have at any cost It s a spiritual uest although not a religious one despite the fact he says at one pointIf possible too I would see and arrive at some feeling of respect for the sacredness of the church and terror of the dead I had still a memory of that rich mysticism from days now far far behind and wished I could have some share in it again He wants to be young again to return to a state of wide eyed wonder so rather than a coming of age novel this is something of a counter Bildungsroman He s like Gatsby in that respect Maybe he doesn t want to repeat the past but he does want to reclaim it he s responding to a calling one translation says summons from his youth but we all know you can t step into the same river twice he s not the same man and it s not the same riverUnfortunately Pedersen doesn t go far enough if he s looking for peace from women and ends up having a number of minor sexual encounters but his main problem arises when he falls in love with the mistress of the house he works in the longest Mrs Falkenberg To her credit she offers him no encouragement When he leaves the estate after his work s done he writes to her and she replies Do not write to me which he reads as any besotted teenager might as But you can visit me So he does only to learn that she s fled to the city to avoid him So what does he do He sheds his itinerant labourer persona and pursues her as the gentleman he truly is only to be thwarted by her at every opportunity Eventually when he realises all is hopeless he goes on a binge He s back to suare oneThis is the first book in what turns out to be a trilogy of novels That this is not the end of Pedersen s adventures is suggested by the book s last lineOne day I suppose I shall grow tired of this unconsciousness and go out and live on an island once againBy this unconsciousness he s talking about his attempts to hide from reality through excessive drinking It s interesting that the book I read before this one was Factotum by Charles Bukowski I would ve never have imagined that Hamsun s and Bukowski s alter egos would ve had much in common but there s there than you might expect Another thing Hamsun has in common with Bukowski at least as far as these novels go is that he polarises opinion I ve seen one star and five star reviews for both authors and I can see why Not much happens in either book They wander from menial job to menial job without any clear goal in mind They drink They have casual sex They avoid thinking as much as possible The big difference is Bukowski is funny Boring can be funny just look at Waiting for Godot but Hamsun isn t He s a little too earnest for my tastes and his narrator keeps going on about his damned neurasthenia Having suffered from depression all my life you d think I d be sympathetic than most but there were times when I wanted to give this bloke a slap and tell him to pull himself together Hamsun can write Whether the Stallybrass translation does him a disservice is another matter I suspect it might from what I ve picked up from other translations whilst writing these notes A part of me is tempted to look for the next book Having read a bit about what happens Pedersen returns to the Falkenberg s estate years later I m curious to see how things develop but maybe not uite curious enough to actually read any if his style is going to be like thisI didn t hate the book but three stars suggests I liked it I really didn t but two stars would ve been niggardly I ve rounded up from two and a half

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  • Under høststjærnen
  • Knut Hamsun
  • French
  • 01 February 2020
  • 9782253030416