Wayfarers by Knut Hamsun PDF
By Knut Hamsun
During this Norwegian saga of restlessness, Hamsun provides younger Edevart, a headstrong boy ailing comfy with books, yet fiercely self-determined and wanting to break out his terrible village of Polden. He turns into an in depth buddy of August, a man-orphan, rootless, who sings extraordinary stories of a wondrous global. of their years of seafaring, peddling, and raucous-raising—sometimes jointly, occasionally separated—Edevart grows in knowing, changing into a crafty businessman, experiencing the pleasure and devastation of affection and studying to benefit from the freedom of his wandering way of life. Nobel prize winner Hamsun expertly weaves the clashing ideologies—the draw of a comfy domestic and the buzz of event and the sea—with Edevart's personal picaresque, because it drifts among restlessness and a calm happiness.
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Wayfarers by Knut Hamsun