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With its angst-ridden, sensualist hero, Anne Garborg's classic, Weary Men, (Trætte Mænd) invites comparison with the classic European decadent novels of the turn of the century—Huysmans's Against the Grain and Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Unlike the protagonists of those novels, however, the hero of Weary Men is treated with irony. And while it is a brilliant novel ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 17th 1999 by Northwestern University Press (first published 1891)
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Phoebe Flesch
Apr 17, 2016 Phoebe Flesch rated it it was ok
Recommended to Phoebe by: Scandinavian Decadence class
If I wanted to read the diary of some melodramatic, slightly depressed crazy, I would write and read my own. But - shocker - I don't!
This was a rough novel to get through without relying mostly on skimming. The general lack of a narrative, the Hamsun-esque stream of conscience narrative - really not my thing. The only redeeming quality of Weary Men was that it was just so damn quoteable.
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Aug 11, 2011 Hilde Aarflot rated it it was amazing
Til alle som har innbilt seg at Garborg er gammeldags eller at livet var betraktelig annerledes på slutten av 1800-tallet: les denne!
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Arne Garborg, born Aadne Eivindsson Garborg (25 January 1851, Time - 14 January 1924) was a Norwegian writer.
Garborg championed the use of Landsmål (now known as Nynorsk, or New Norwegian), as a literary language; he translated the Odyssey into it. He founded the weekly Fedraheim in 1877, in which he urged reforms in many spheres including political, social, religious, agrarian, and linguistic.

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