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Utvandrarna

(The Emigrants #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  3,876 Ratings  ·  266 Reviews
Första delen i Mobergs stora epos om de som sökte sig ett bättre liv i den nya världen
Paperback, 526 pages
Published 1949 by Bonniers
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عندما أكتب عن رواية ما فإنني أقرر إنني ساحفظها في الذاكرة ، ولذلك فإن الروايات الجميلة هي التي تجرني للقلم لكثرة ما أحب الحديث عنها والحقيقة إنني أود أن أدون بعض ما سرقني في هذه الرواية الوجودية ، قبل أن تذهب به الذاكرة إلى مكان لا تستعاد منه الأشياء البديعة ..


في هذه الرواية يحكي موبيرغ ملحمة هجرة السويديين إلى أمريكا أرض كل الإحتمالات بحثا عن مأوى ، لأسباب كثيرة منها الفقر والصقيع الذي جمد الحياة ، والأرض الصخرية التي تقف حائلا بين المزارع والزراعة ، عن حياة مليئة بالكفاح والكدح الشاق مقابل الض
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Lisa
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
History and literature in happy marriage!

I have grown increasingly impatient with historical fiction in recent years, but this opus magnum in four heavy volumes by Vilhelm Moberg is still one of my favourite reading experiences of all time. I must have read the books at least three or four times, and I can't even recall how many times I watched the well-made movie. I even went so far as to travel to Karlshamn and to stand in reverence and awe in front of the Emigrant Monument, featuring the two
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بثينة العيسى
رحلة ملحمية، مؤثرة وعميقة.. تضعك في شوق للجزء الثاني. على أمل أن يصدر قريبًا.
Laurie
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I came to these stories when, recovering from 'flu, I happened upon the film of this book (in Swedish with subtitles) on the television. I come from Swedish-American stock, and I was astounded at how closely the story in the film mirrored the experience of my own ancestors, who left Sweden at about the same time and arrived in the same place in Minnesota territory about the same time. I couldn't find the books, but a cousin had an ancient, cheap and tacky paperback edition from the 50s or 60s sh ...more
Reem
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
اقتنيت الرواية من معرض الرياض الأخير للكتاب, بتوصية من الناشرة السويدية منى هيننج صاحبة دار المنى للنشر. قبل أن أخوض في مراجعتي للرواية ينبغي ان أذكر أن ولائي لهذه الدار ومطبوعاتها بدأ منذ ثلاثة أعوام, وفي كل سنة أصبحت زيارة هذا الجناح "فرض كفاية". أرى في السيدة منى هيننج كل ما قرأت وسمعت وشاهدت عن الناشر المثقف, فهي لا تكتفي بتوصية كتاب فقط بل تسألك ماذا قرأت سابقاً, وتحدثك بحب وعينيها تلمع عن رواية صدرت حديثاً وعن مؤلفها وأصدائها. ثم ظروف ترجمتها,يكفيني منها أن تذكر لي بأن هذه الرواية ستلتهمني ...more
Pat
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked this book up by chance for something to read while visiting my poor mom who had a stroke and was moved to a nursing home. A 2nd generation Swedish American who spoke only Swedish as a child, I cannot help but marvel at what she and her parents and grandparents went through. The harsh economic conditions in Sweden in the 1850's, the grueling journey in a tiny boat, the serious misinformation these brave people had. Well, it's a marvel we're all here. Hang in there, mom, 93 years old.
Matt Luedke
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm about half Swedish, and after I read "The Namesake," which I loved, I was curious about the story of my own family coming to the US. I really don't know much about my specific family, and sadly both grandparents with Swedish connections have died so I can't ask them anything. So I read the first book in this series to kind of use as a fictional surrogate. The main family comes to the Midwest at around the same time as my ancestors, so it's a reasonable substitution I suppose. I enjoyed it an ...more
ايمان
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ملحمة رائعة. .
BookSweetie
Sep 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who is Vilhelm Moberg? He is a person I would very much like to thank for his gift of this classic 1951 first-in-the-series book of historical fiction THE EMIGRANTS, translated from the Swedish by Gustaf Lannestock. Moberg grew up in Sweden hearing first-hand the stories of those who emigrated to the United States and then, after undertaking much careful research, has provided us with this insightful treasure. Moberg's prose in translation is not especially elegant, but the impact of the conten ...more
Linda
"Utvandrarna", "The Emigrants", was published 1949 and is the first in a tetralogy about the Swedish emigrants during the 1800's. The conditions for the Swedish people back then were terrible, especially for the farmers. The ground was rocky and dry, nothing grew. The possibilities were very limited in the country-side. The men ended up with the same kind of work as their parents, often taking over their work on the farm, or becoming a farm boy somewhere else. The women were married to other far ...more
Hani Al-Kharaz
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذا الكتاب هو الجزء الأول من أربعة أجزاء كتبها فيلهلم موبيرغ ليرسم من خلالها قصة المهاجرين السويديين الاوائل الى القارة الأمريكية.

في هذا الجزء من الرواية يستغرق موبيرغ في وصف المجتمعات الزراعية في السويد في القرن التاسع عشر ويتناول الأسباب المختلفة التي دعت أولئك الفلاحين للهجرة. ثم يحكي قصة عبورهم المحيط وما تخللها من صعاب.

من الصعب تقييم العمل بشكل عام دون قراءة باقي الأجزاء لتتضح رؤية الكاتب ورسالته في هذا العمل. بشكل عام العمل ممتع وإن عابه بعض التكرار. أما الترجمة فبحاجة الى مراجعة!
Stina
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a truely wonderful book that I am very happy to have read. Its amazing to read about what my ancestors lives might have been like (I am Swedish myself). I highly recommend every Swede and American to read this book!
evelina
About 3 years ago I watched the musical "Kristina från Duvemåla" which is an adaption of this book series and now I decided that I wanted to read the books. I feel like this book was a bit dragged out but otherwise I really enjoyed it.
خُزامَى
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عندما أضع ثلاث نجمات للرواية فمعناه أنها ستحفظ مع غيرها من ما قرأت ستجلس على ذاك الرف بهدوء، لكن بوضعي النجمة الرابعة إذا سأحتفظ بها هناك في اﻷعلى مكان ثابت و يحدث بريق كلما أنظر إليه من بعيد، مكان حيث يقف أفضل ما قرأت "لشعوب تعيش بكرامة و كبرياء و كد بطول و عرض الجسم لحب الأرض و توارثها ﻷجيال و أجيال من صلبها تكمل مسيرة الحب و الحياة، أناس لا تتوقف عن هذا الكد ، غير أنه حصل أمر غريب مع أحد هذه اﻷجيال كان يدعى كارل أوسكار( حامل علامة الحظ المتوارثة لعائلته في وجهه) ، دار القحط و الجفاف على أرضه ...more
Kip Herbst
Jun 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great historical fiction of Swedish Emigrants during the mid 1800's.
When I'm reading it I can picture our great-grandparents enduring similar events. The book is not romanticized at all, very realistic including the grit and hardship, but it shows what makes our country great; gratefulness for WORK, freedom to work hard and be diligent, and importance of God, His principles, and relationship -not what man distorts and twists to his own power and greed. I've read the first two books in
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Matilda
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Det är något med den svenska utvandringen till Amerika i mitten och slutet av 1800-talet som fascinerar mig något helt otroligt mycket. Faktumet att människorna som emigrerade inte visste nånting om den värld som de begav sig till (mer än vad de hade läst i broschyrer) tycker jag är så svindlande att jag har lite svårt att greppa den. De lämnade en värld av seder, en värld där marken som de gick på var samma mark som deras föräldrar och föräldrars föräldrar hade gått på, en värld där man var en ...more
Karyn
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book!
Zachary
Vilhelm Mobergs bokserie om ett gäng småländska bönder som utvandrar till Amerika är en sådan där serie som folk gärna pratar om när man diskuterar klassiker – och speciellt svenska klassiker. Vilket kanske inte är så konstigt eftersom den handlar om en historisk händelse som rör större delen av den svenska befolkningen än i dag. Min familj var visserligen i Finland under de åren som böckerna utspelar sig men jag har många jämnåriga släktingar runt om i USA som är min mormors morfars fasters bar ...more
April
Feb 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to April by: Par Ericsson
Effectively conveys what it may have felt like to be an emigrant to the United States in the 1840s.
Nothing I've read has ever come close to making me "feel" the emigrant experience.
Things that struck me:
- how desperately badly off were many rural farmers in Sweden;
- how little information emigrants had on which to base their (often life-and-death) decisions
- how incredibly dangerous was the voyage over.
Because of how hard it is to get to their destination (Minnesota) and to survive the early
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Bettie☯
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Ahmad Al-eskafi
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روايات
رواية تأخذك في التفاصيل الدقيقة لحياة الفلاحين في السويد .وبسبب التوغل الشديد في التفاصيل الحياة اليومية والحوارات بين شخصيات الرواية تجعلك تستشعر ألم ومعاناة شظف الحياة اليومي وتاثير البيئة القاسي والمجتمع الناقد وتحكم المؤسسة الكنسية . مما يجعلك تتعاطف مع أسباب الهجرة
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الشطر الأخر من الرواية يحكي رحلة الهجرة في البحر والأهوال والصعوبات التي عانوا منها .وكذلك التفاصيل الدقيقة جعلتك تستشعر الألم وعمقه في شخصياتهم
Molino
Första intrycket: 2 stjärnor. Slutgiltigt betyg: 0,000000000000...1 stjärna
Chrissie
May 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this back in the 70s in Swedish along with the other following books. Every Swede reads this suite of books. It is like impossible to not read them. Moberg's work is a classic. I wonder what I would think if I were to read them today?
Beth
Apr 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read in high school, and again two years ago. Wonderful series. I learned a lot about the old country and the hard times caused by dividing land among too many people. Also, when they move to Minnesota, they move to the area I live in.
Anna Walden
*read for school
2,5 stars.
Kristen
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The loveliest of emigrant stories about the first to leave Sweden. I feel like this one is written in my DNA. Excited to continue the series.
ett_eget_rum
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
omöjligt att sätta betyg på den här, det finns så mycket att säga men ska fatta mig kort:

först vill jag säga att detta är en episk serie bok om modiga, hoppfulla, envisa, starka och slitdjur till människor.
det handlar ju om svenskarnas historia, att våga och vilja ha något bättremän det man har.
jag hade själv en gammelfarmor som gjorde den där båtresan typ 4 gånger, med två små barn. herregud, jag kan knappt ta bussen in till stan med min unge utan att få utmattningssyndrom.

det är omöjligt at
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Saghatel Basil
الرواية رائعة ،وليس بالغريب اذ يعتبرها الشعب السويدي رواية القرن العششرين ،هي اقرب إلى ملحمة ادبية ،كمية المشاعر و الأفكار التي تعصف بك أثناء قرائتها مذهلة ،من ناحية اخرى وبعيدا عن الأدب ،فكرة تطور السويد بهذه المدة القصيرة ،بحد ذاتها معجزة تنموية ،من بلد يلفظ مواطنيه إلى مصافي بلاد النخبة .
Christian Ohlsson
Skam att säga så har jag inte tidigare läst detta mästerverk. Kanske för att filmerna var så erbarmligt tråkiga. Boken är fantastisk med ett levande språk, karaktärer som man lär känna och äventyr som man tror på. Älskade den från början till slut och kastar mig över nästa del nu.
Julie Sucha Anderson
I believe I've found the series (3 more) I want to read this summer. Fascinating read of Swedish immigrants leaving their world and venturing to an unknown in America.
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Vilhelm Moberg was a Swedish author, best known for his Emigrant series of novels about Swedish emigrants to America. He also wrote other novels and plays and also participated in public debates about the Swedish monarchy, bureaucracy, and corruption.

Other books in the series

The Emigrants (4 books)
  • Unto a Good Land (The Emigrants, #2)
  • The Settlers (The Emigrants, #3)
  • The Last Letter Home (The Emigrants, #4)
“أينما تذهب سوف أذهب، وحيث تموت سأموت، وهناك سيكون مدفني” 3 likes
“Besides the 254 peasants and cotters who owned and lived on assessed land, there were 39 persons listed as artisans and apprentices, 92 squatters, 11 enlisted soldiers, 6 innkeepers, 5 horse traders, 3 house-to-house peddlers. There were also 274 farm servants, 23 bedesmen and bedeswomen, 104 “ordinary poor,” 18 sick and crippled, 11 deaf and dumb, 8 blind, 6 nearly blind, 13 almost lame, 4 lame, 5 near idiots, 3 idiots, 1 half idiot, 3 whores and 2 thieves. On the last page of the church book, under the heading “End of the Parish,” were listed 27 persons who had moved away and never been further heard from.” 1 likes
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