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Pan: From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's Papers (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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First published in 1894, Knut Hamsun's Pan is former lieutenant Thomas Glahn's retrospective narrative of his life and adventures in the Norwegian woods. A man of fascinating complexity, Glahn is in some respects a modern successor to a long line of "superfluous" men in western literature, an heir to Goethe's Werther and the protagonists of Turgenev and Dostoyevsky.

But this portrait of a man rejecting the claims of bourgeois society for a Rousseauian embrace of Nature and Eros, explores the veiled mysteries of the unconscious by means of thoroughly modern techniques. Pan's quasi-musical modulations of pace and rhythm, its haunting use of leitmotifs which contract and distend time, its startling versions of myth and legend, and its ecstatic evocations of nature in its various phases and moods, all attest to the novel's Modernist innovations.

Pan provides a lyrical, yet disturbing analysis of love and the recesses of the psyche. This superb new translation restores the power and virtuosity of Hamsun's original and includes an informative introduction.

Synopsis:

First published in 1894, Knut Hamsun's PAN recounts Thomas Glahn's retrospective narrative of his life and adventures in the Norwegian woods. PAN provides a lyrical, yet disturbing, analysis of love and the recesses of the psyche. This superb new translation restores the power and virtuosity of Hamsun's original and includes an informative Introduction.

About the Author

Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1858–1952) worked as a laborer in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist.

Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141180670
Translator:
Lyngstad, Sverre
Author:
Lyngstad, Sverre
Author:
Loos, Anita
Author:
Hamsun, Knut
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Suicide -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.78x5.09x.45 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1894, Knut Hamsun's PAN recounts Thomas Glahn's retrospective narrative of his life and adventures in the Norwegian woods. PAN provides a lyrical, yet disturbing, analysis of love and the recesses of the psyche. This superb new translation restores the power and virtuosity of Hamsun's original and includes an informative Introduction.

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