Mysteries (Condor Books)

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9780285647282: Mysteries (Condor Books)

Mysteries (1892) is the story of Johan Nilsen Nagel, a mysterious stranger who suddenly turns up in a small Norwegian town one summer-and just as suddenly disappears. Nagel is a complete outsider, a sort of modern Christ treated in a spirit of near parody. He condemns the politics and thought of the age, brings comfort to the insulted and injured and gains the love of two women suggestive of the biblical Mary and Martha. But there is a sinister side of him: in his vest he carries a vial of Prussic acid. The novel creates a powerful sense of Nagel's stream of thought, as he increasingly withdraws into the torture chamber of his own subconscious psyche.

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The main character, like the title says, is a mysterious guy. Nagel arrives in a Norwegian town with plenty of money and goodwill, and though kind of an eccentric, seems to start to fit in with the local crowd. But it's almost as if Nagel only just landed on Earth, and while he wishes to live correctly, has no idea how to do it. Published at the end of the last century, Mysteries is an existentialist novel, very strange, often very funny, often sad and largely asking the question, "Why live?"

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.

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Knut Hamsun
Editorial: Souvenir Press Ltd (1973)
ISBN 10: 0285647288 ISBN 13: 9780285647282
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Descripción Souvenir Press Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 1973. 340 pages. Blue & white dust jacket with black lettering over navy cloth. Clean pages. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's inscription stamp on title page. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild sunning to spine. Unclipped dust jacket in protective plastic cover. Mild wear to edges and corners. Mild staining and soiling to DJ. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 1475141141RF

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Hamsun, Knut ; Bothmer, Gerry (translator)
Editorial: A Condor Book ; Souvenir Press (Educational & Academic) Ltd., London (1973)
ISBN 10: 0285647288 ISBN 13: 9780285647282
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Descripción A Condor Book ; Souvenir Press (Educational & Academic) Ltd., London, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Hasted, Mike Ilustrador. First Edition. Key novel by important Norwegian writer and Nobel Prize winner. 340 pages. First UK edition of this new translation by Gerry Bothmer. Blue cloth boards, unclipped (£3.00) dust jacket with design by Mike Hasted (now in a removable archival sleeve), no inscriptions, tight and square binding. All items dispatched same or next working day in secure and robust packaging. Nº de ref. de la librería 003274

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