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  • By: J.P. Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: TJ Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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By: J.P. Jacobsen
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Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847-1885) was a Danish novelist, poet, and scientist who began the naturalist movement in Danish literature and was a part of the Modern Breakthrough. His 1880 novel Niels Lyhne is a naturalistic work that contains several romantic elements. It relies and expands on romantic themes like the examination of individual struggle and consciousness plus artistic expression and inspiration, while also treating them with irony. The story chronicles the titular character's renunciation of his faith, the loss he suffered, and ultimately, his disillusionment and death. Niels Lyhne shows the individual's helplessness and serves as a critique of both faith and atheism. It is considered as one of Danish literature’s greatest novels.

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  • 21-07-21

Brilliant

Beautiful. Just stunning. The translation was perfect, the subject tender and classic. Pure delight to listen to.