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  1. Bettie Bettie says:

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  2. Steven Steven says:

    But one thing I ll never be done with withdrawing to sit in the solitude in my room, surrounded by a deep darkness In spite of all, that s the last joy. 131 The Last Joy, also translated as Look Back on Happiness, is the last of what Hamsun s so called Wanderer Trilogy It is preceded by Under the Autumn Star 1906 and A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings 1909 , both of which are wonderful This is the weakest of the three it is not as sustained as the others, and it reveals Hamsun at his moBut one thing I ll never be done with withdrawing to sit in the solitude in my room, surrounded by a deep darkness In spite of all, that s the last joy. 131 The Last Joy, also translated as Look Back on Happiness, is the last of what Hamsun s so called Wanderer Trilogy It is preceded by Under the Autumn Star 1906 and A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings 1909 , both of which are wonderful This is the weakest of the three it is not as sustained as the others, and it reveals Hamsun at his most conservative Knut, I understand that you were railing against the spirit of the times, but women can be formally educated and also live a meaningful family life Without becoming confused p.s It hurts me to give you two stars, but I know you would want me to be honest and strong in my criticismchokengtitiktitiktitikchokengsIt is for you that I have written this276 That s right, you shallow contemporary bunch of hipster pseudo writers Hamsun did it before you, in 1912


  3. Andrés Cabrera Andrés Cabrera says:

    De los tres de La Trilog a del Vagabundo, La ltima Alegr a es el m s bello de todos en su forma En este caso, Hamsun se vale de la experiencia que ya Knut Pedersen ostenta, hasta el punto en que las im genes que evoca suelen ser preciosas En ese sentido, el libro se despliega como un paisaje de afectos en el que el lector no puede m s que encontrarse inmerso todo el tiempo Ahora bien, aqu tambi n surge lo peor de Hamsun la visi n provinciana y xen foba, que desprecia la diferencia sobre t De los tres de La Trilog a del Vagabundo, La ltima Alegr a es el m s bello de todos en su forma En este caso, Hamsun se vale de la experiencia que ya Knut Pedersen ostenta, hasta el punto en que las im genes que evoca suelen ser preciosas En ese sentido, el libro se despliega como un paisaje de afectos en el que el lector no puede m s que encontrarse inmerso todo el tiempo Ahora bien, aqu tambi n surge lo peor de Hamsun la visi n provinciana y xen foba, que desprecia la diferencia sobre todo lo referente a la cultura inglesa y proclama los valores de la austera vida del campo , del retorno a las ra ces y dem s Nada m s con el final, pareciera que el trajinar de Pedersen fuese en vano un mero acto propagand stico de aquel que, al sentirse anciano, deja fluir su bilis melanc lica a la par que reniega de todo lo que no tuvo forma de conocer en su pasado El ltimo ac pite de la novela no deja de ser un reniego lastimero, inconveniente, a todas luces inadecuado en t rminos literarios Con ello, Hamsun pareciera sugerir que su obra es una f bula y no, es much simo m s que eso No se trata de que la se orita Torsen haya vuelto a sus ra ces noruegas, las de ser madre a pesar de su vocaci n docente, que no es m s que un pretexto para encontrar conocimientos vanos que desorientan la vida , tal como Hamsun sugiere en m ltiples apartes Por el contrario, aqu est en juego el trajinar humano la capacidad para modificar los principios morales, desenvolverse a pesar de uno mismo, al viento del cambio y la intransigencia de ciertas ideas, porque ser humano es ser vulnerable y ello implica saberse a la deriva, bajo el peso de un car cter m s o menos maleable De los brillantes y hermosos momentos iniciales de la novela, Hamsun reniega al final el paisaje y sus afectos ya no es m s que la certeza de los ideales rurales y nacionalistas de un noruego desorientado, consumido por el temor de su poca Eso s , cualquier cosa podr decirse de las novelas de Hamsun menos que carecen de sinceridad All , en el rinc n de cada hoja, se encuentran las esquirlas de una vida que supo reconocerse viva


  4. Silvia Cachia Silvia Cachia says:

    The title is strange, the book is different, the author is a mystery, but I couldn t help but loving my experience reading it It s short, 180 pages my Kindle says.I met Knut Hamsun reading a book reviews blog that reviewed hiswell known title, Hunger Then I found out he s also a Noble prize for literature, 1920, for his title Growth of the Soil And I know those who have no interest on Nobel prize authors.Further down, I read he was a Nazi Read this article though, and you ll see why th The title is strange, the book is different, the author is a mystery, but I couldn t help but loving my experience reading it It s short, 180 pages my Kindle says.I met Knut Hamsun reading a book reviews blog that reviewed hiswell known title, Hunger Then I found out he s also a Noble prize for literature, 1920, for his title Growth of the Soil And I know those who have no interest on Nobel prize authors.Further down, I read he was a Nazi Read this article though, and you ll see why that should not deter us from reading his books And to say he was a Nazi, would be very incomplete and simplistic There s also the fact that he did not have much schooling, that he was a self taught man He had a very unique style, maybe since he was unscathed by the intellectuals of the times, or the writers of the time He lived long and was prolific.Many times, an author s life and beliefs can draw us close to his books, or repel us from them In this particular instance, there s much to ponder in this book, ideas, some of them alien to me, others awake affinity, none can be ignored Right after reading a book by a Swedish author of today, I met this Norwegian author of a century ago Not that they arealike than an Italian and a Spaniard author would be, but they are both Nordic, foreign to me, exotic Knut Hamsun got my attention with this opening, I have gone to the forest Not because I am offended about anything, or very unhappy about men s evil ways but since the forest will not come to me, I must go to it His style is a mix of a memoir, story telling, psychological ruminations, descriptions He talks to us about himself, and what it means to him to be a writer who now enjoys certain prestige He writes about old age, about modern Norway He addresses the reader, and the Modern Spirit of Norway too.I have many highlighted notes I leave you with a fewand hopefully you pick up a book by him and read it If you do so, or have done so, don t forget to let me know what you think of him Experience shows that when culture spreads, it grows thin and colorless But a person with character goes his own way up to a point, even if the majority go a different way Life is only a loan, and I am grateful for the loan


  5. Katelyn Katelyn says:

    I don t think I ve ever read a better first chapter It had me hooked immediately and then throughout the entire book I love the way Hamsun writes and how he incorporates certain sentences that contain so much meaning Love it, love it, love it.


  6. Vladthepoet Vladthepoet says:

    This his last or one of the last books before he got involved into politics and tragically supported Nazi occupation of Norway, met Hitler who read his books as a young men, well Gebbels read for sure Of course, all of his books are gems One of my favorite authors I read this book in both Russian and English translation.


  7. Manheim Wagner Manheim Wagner says:

    Every Hamsun book is great, and Look Back in Happiness is no exception Here we have an older Hamsun persona still seasonally wandering the Norwegian countryside in search of work, while commenting on the modernization As always, Hamsun offers the reader sharp insights into the motives of people through his wide range of characters that all happen to stay at a resort lodge, where Hamsun s persona is employed.


  8. Jonathan Widell Jonathan Widell says:

    In his last book of the Wanderer Trilogy, Hamsun s narrator is the same forward looking individual as he was before in the trilogy But he is also older The narrator is in his seventies At a certain age, what is there to look forward to but death So the narrator lives vicariously through younger people that he comes in contact with Gone are his own love interests in come the love interests of others Which is good, because now in retrospect the narrator s tendency to see everything thro In his last book of the Wanderer Trilogy, Hamsun s narrator is the same forward looking individual as he was before in the trilogy But he is also older The narrator is in his seventies At a certain age, what is there to look forward to but death So the narrator lives vicariously through younger people that he comes in contact with Gone are his own love interests in come the love interests of others Which is good, because now in retrospect the narrator s tendency to see everything through the lens of his love interests became, let s face it, tiresome He still keeps complaining about his age but, luckily, that is easier to bear because he makes up for his complaints with his new, paradoxically youthful vigour The timeline spansthan a year As a consequence, the time is spread out thin and becomesshallow There are almost no reminiscences in the book All the speculation about the future is put to rest as the narrator reminds the reader that he is close to death anyway, which through some strange alchemy makes the book come alive in a way its predecessors did not.Then it is the turn of the young generation to get old They have children Then it will be the turn of the children to get older This is what the title of the book refers to The Last Joy are the children Of course, it is only from the viewpoint of an individual that they are the last joy While Hamsun remains the same keen observer of character as he was before and takes the liberty of scoffing at his readers and at his characters when he feels like it, there is a newfound hope in the book thanks to the emergence of the new generation That hope did not exist in the other books of the trilogy Yes, the narrator will die but life will go on While the time may have become shallower it has also become deeper thanks to the book s intergenerational dimension


  9. Karen Karen says:

    To be honest, I am not sure what I thought of this book I enjoyed it enough to finish it I really enjoyed the beginning when the narrator is living in the wilderness in a Lapp hut in Norway, sharing the space with a mouse whom he calls Madame Unfortunately, this beginning doesn t last long, because the weather becomes warmer and he moves to a resort, where we meet several other people The narrator focuses on just a few of the people and he does so for the rest of the book.I read this becau To be honest, I am not sure what I thought of this book I enjoyed it enough to finish it I really enjoyed the beginning when the narrator is living in the wilderness in a Lapp hut in Norway, sharing the space with a mouse whom he calls Madame Unfortunately, this beginning doesn t last long, because the weather becomes warmer and he moves to a resort, where we meet several other people The narrator focuses on just a few of the people and he does so for the rest of the book.I read this because Hamsun is a Nobel Prize winner and I was hoping this would be a wonderful book, I was a little disappointed


  10. Alan-Without-Poe Alan-Without-Poe says:

    Look Back on Happiness no es un libro de autoayuda t tulo equ voco el suyo Look Back on Happiness es un libro estilo autobiogr fico del escritor de origen noruego, ganador del nobel de literatura en 1920, Knut Hamsun Tan s lo con haber le do nada m s que esta obra y eso que no es la m s vanagloriada dentro de su repertorio puedo ver el por qu de tal distinci n su estilo de escritura es po tico ritmo y rima conducen la cadencia durante casi todas las p ginas Casi hay cosas que simplemen Look Back on Happiness no es un libro de autoayuda t tulo equ voco el suyo Look Back on Happiness es un libro estilo autobiogr fico del escritor de origen noruego, ganador del nobel de literatura en 1920, Knut Hamsun Tan s lo con haber le do nada m s que esta obra y eso que no es la m s vanagloriada dentro de su repertorio puedo ver el por qu de tal distinci n su estilo de escritura es po tico ritmo y rima conducen la cadencia durante casi todas las p ginas Casi hay cosas que simplemente no pueden o no deben ser poetizadas Me record al estilo de escritura de Thomas Wolfe, lo cu l siempre agradezco Aunque si me preguntas Thomas Wolfe es mejor Curioso Me acab de dar cuenta que el nombre del protagonista no es expl citamente mencionado en el libro Ni como Knut o alguna especie de alter ego Y no me molest para nada ni lo hab a notado Me parece que el motivo de t tulo del libro Look Back on Happiness es que el se or Knut lo escribi teniendo una edad un tanto avanzada sesenta a os, tal vez m s En l recuerda c mo sol an ser las cosas en la Noruega de su juventud Look Back , y c mo sol a ser l en ella on Happiness Un libro nost lgico, en pocas palabras.El libro est ambientado en una Noruega de los a os cuarenta, una Noruega intentando decidir su futuro convertirse en un destino tur stico como Suiza, o ser una potencia al igual que Alemania Cualquiera que sea el rumbo que decida tomar, acarreara cambios que no ser n del agrado del se or Knut A lo cu l me lleva al motivo por el que s lo le he dado cuatro estrellas al libro a pesar de haberlo amado hay ideas severamente retrogradas con respecto al genero femenino Lo cu l generalmente no me molesta encontrar en los libros cl sicos todos somos hijos de nuestro tiempo Pero en este libro fue mencionado reiteradamente Parafraseando, y mof ndome un poco del se or Knut, aparecen cosas como pobres de las j venes noruegas no saben en lo que las hemos convertido al permitirles tener educaci n No saben que no hacen m s que perder el tiempo que podr an estar utilizando para aprender las labores propias de una mujer Y m s adelante qu us tiene un hombre para una mujer que no sabe hacer otra cosa que aprender Tal vez estoy exagerando con los ejemplos, pero as fue como lo interprete.Aunque al mismo tiempo entiendo el punto que trataba de realizar el se or Knut Lo que no me gust fue la manera en que lo mostr si tan s lo hubiera puesto tambi n ejemplos que exhibieran al g nero masculino, otra fuese mi opini n.Pero es que el se or Knut es tan nost lgico de la Noruega de su recuerdo que inclusive en tres ocasiones rompe la cuarta barrera al hacernos creer que est hablando con nosotros, el lector, al usar el pronombre personal en segunda persona you combinado con un toque de familiaridad my friend Pero es un enga o que es rebelado, aunque no expl citamente, al final del libro En realidad est hablando con esa Noruega que lo vio nacer.Look Back on Happiness trata sobre un hombre cansado de la sociedad siempre cambiante Un hombre que con cada primavera decide marcharse al bosque para estar con la naturaleza y con sus pensamientos, generalmente po ticos Una lectura recomendable a pesar de sus defectos.What would my heart, where would I stray Shall I leave the forest behind me It was my home but yesterday now toward the city I wend my way to the darkness of night I ve resigned me.The world round me sleeps as I tarry, alone,soothing my ear with its quiet.How large and gray is the city of stonein which the many all hopes enthrone Shall I, too, accept their fiat Hark Do the bells ring on the hillside Back to the peace of the forest I turnin the nightly hour that s hoarest.There s a sweet smelling hedgerow to which I yearn I shall rest my head on heather and fern,and sleep in the depths of the forest.Hark, how the bells ring on the hillside Romantic Yes Mere sentimentality, mood, rhyme nothing Yes.It is the last happiness


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