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Am Weg (Manesse Bibliothek der Weltliteratur)

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  408 ratings  ·  17 reviews
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
Published September 30th 2006 by Manesse (first published 1886)
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A friend of mine who is very well-read in Danish literature (which I very much am not) keeps telling me to read more books by Danish authors. I ‘blame’ my four-year stint in the States as a teenager and, later, my decision to major in English at university. And let’s face it, even staying abreast of the development of English literature is fairly impossible – not to mention American, Scottish, Canadian, French (which I minored in) etc. – but I have to admit to also being slightly prejudiced agai ...more
An absolutely heartbreaking novel with such great attention to humerous details in the midst of a tragic life of a lonely and depressed housewife - Katinka. At the arrival of Mr. Huus, Katinka experiences the colours of love, but being married to the womanizer, Bai, she and Huus cannot be together. Herman Bang is one of the greatest impressionist writers, and his style and outstanding talent for depicting life and people makes this book a mesmerizing read.
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Though its part of Scandinavia's Modern Breakthrough of the late 1800s, it (inevitably perhaps) feels anything but modern by today's standards. But the novel definitely has its moments - I was quite caught up in the romance between Katinka and Huus.


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Det var godt. Er der nogen der ved hvad jeg skal læse af Bang som det næste???
Really good book! Circles great around the subject of women position in society in 1886. This is a danish classic. And I need to get my own copy!
Jeg kan godt lide den pga. kærlighedshistorien - men jeg må bare indse, at det slet ikke er til min generation :-D Sproget er også for gammelt for mig, men sådan er det jo. Jeg kan godt lide Herman Bangs impressionistiske stil, hans minimalisme.
A lovely 19th century melodrama (panorama) that cynically observes the plights of womanhood to be equally born of social restrictions and women's passive acceptance of their own degradation and unhappiness.
Skildring af en stationsforstanderindes korte og bittersøde kærlighedsoplevelse i en lille stationsby i slutningen af 1800-tallet
it was good, and a nice story. but at some stages i considered it quite dull +++ the chapters were soooo long!
So interesting as it portrays Copenhagen life and traditions. Beautiful story as well.
Birgit Alsinger
A sad lovestory about wasted emotions...
Sep 08, 2007 Anina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a Madame Bovary fan
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Herman Bang wrote his very first book back in 1880, it was called "Haabløse Slægter".

Herman Joachim Bang (20. april 1857 – 29. januar 1912) var en dansk kritiker, forfatter og journalist. Han blev født i Asserballe på Als i hertugdømmet Slesvig som søn af sognepræst Frederik Ludvig Bang (1816-1875) og hustru Thora Elisabeth Salomine Blach (1829-1871) og blev student i 1875 fra Sorø Akademi. Herma
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