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Este gran canto a la naturaleza del mágico norte de Noruega constituye el marco de una historia de amor. El joven teniente Glahn recuerda un verano en Nordland, cuando vivía en una choza perdida en medio de la naturaleza, como Pan, el dios de los bosques. Pan representa la profunda unión con la naturaleza que sentía Knut Hamsun y su pasión por el ser excéntrico e individua ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 1970 by Noonday Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux (NY) (first published 1894)
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Manny
I went into the café and sat down in the corner. I prefer to sit there. I took out my book and opened it. After a while, I looked up and saw that one of the waitresses was standing behind me. I realised she had been there for some time. She was a pretty brunette who looked about twenty.

- Excuse me, I said. I didn't notice you.

- That's okay, she replied and laughed. I didn't want to disturb you. What's that you've got there?

- Pan, I said. By Knut Hamsun.

- And you can read it? she said. What langu
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s.penkevich
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The lovers, the dreamers, and me
Recommended to s.penkevich by: Bukowski
-I love a dream of love I once had, I love you, and I love this patch of earth.
-And which do you love best?
-The dream.


With his succinct 1894 novel, Pan, Knut Hamsun once again displays his prowess of capturing the human psychology and detailing the internal conflicts that arise through the sudden rise and fall of moods. Through Glahn, the capricious man who has taken up residence within the northern wilderness and the socialite Edvarda, Hamsun demonstrates how even the slightest romantic collisi
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Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
"Εξελίσσεται στην περιοχή της Νορλάνδης, μια ήσυχη και κόκκινη ιστορία αγάπης. Δεν θα βρεθούν πολέμιοι σε αυτό, παρά μόνο άνθρωποι κάτω από διαφορετικούς ουρανούς’’.
Κνουτ Χάμσουν.

Μια απλή και μυστικιστική ιστορία αγάπης ξετυλίγεται σε μια ερημική,παραθαλάσσια νορβηγική κωμόπολη.
Όσα διαδραματίζονται επηρεάζονται απο τις περιφορές του ήλιου και της σελήνης.απο τις εναλλαγές των εποχών της φύσης,απο το φως και το σκοτάδι των ανεξέλεγκτων ερωτικών αισθημάτων που μοιραία δεν χαλιναγωγούνται και δι
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William1
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As if you needed to revisit it, friends, yet here it is: Hamsun's excruciatingly true-to-life depiction of the exaltation and despair of young love. In his later years, the novelist Anthony Burgess had a pat blurb for certain novels he liked. Of them he would say: "Almost unbearably moving!" That blurb applies perfectly to Pan. This novella is so emotionally affecting! It is so on the money! The reader goes through the entire exhausting emotional cycle here. From initial lusting, to growing inte ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Pan, Knut Hamsun
Characters: Thomas Glahn, Edvarda
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ششم آگوست سال 2010 میلادی
عنوان: پان - همراه زندگینامه و آثار کنوت هامسون؛ اثر: کنوت هامسون؛ نویسنده: رولف.ن. نتوم؛ ترجمه: قاسم صنعوی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، گل آذین، 1388، در 242 ص.، شابک: 9789647703598
پان رمانی توصیفی نیست، غنایی است. «ادواردا» دختری بیست ساله است، که «گلان» به او دل خویش میبازد، عشقی پرشور پدید میآید، ولی دختر هم که نسخه بدل مونث «گلان» است. فردی آرام نیست، آنان پیچیدگیهای خود را دارند، و در واقع حکایت بی تو نمیت
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K.
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, inspiring
Oh, how I loved this book. I read it being sick with fever, chills and dizziness...that mixed with the dreamy and beautiful writing was for me an amazing literary experience. Yeah, amazing, isn't it? or was just I in a state of euphoria? Anyway, I enjoyed Pan, especially the epilogue, the bitter epilogue! I don't like spoilers in reviews so just read it! This is just my first impression after reading, maybe I'll add a better review when I recover my mental ability and get well...

Never has the No
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Pavle
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: takozvano-ostalo
Zbog novostečenog straha od debelih knjiga, došlo mi je da ugrabim sebi najbližu knjigu ispod dvesta stranica na polici i da je pročitam, kako bih istrebio ispite što su se zavukli ispod noktiju.
Najbliži je bio Pan, na sreću.

Samo ima kaže, jel, Pan je centralni motiv ovog izuzetnog romana (novele?). Bog prirode, družbenik nimfi deli mnogo više sa glavnim likom romana, Glanom, od proste zvučnosti imena. I jedan i drugi su okruženi devojkama, i jedan i drugi preferiraju samoću prirode od ljudi, i
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Reckoner
Κρατώ μονο κάποιες παρατηρήσεις και φράσεις καθώς και την σκιαγράφηση της Εδουάρδας γιατί ο Χάμσουν έχει τον τρόπο του με τις λέξεις. Παρ'ολα αυτά η ιστορία μου φάνηκε αδιάφορη και δυστυχώς πολύ φτωχή σαν εκτέλεση. Επίσης βρήκα ανεκδιήγητα ηλίθιο τον Γκλάν. Κυλούσε τόσο ωραία η ιστορία, η περιγραφή της φύσης ήταν μαγική μεχρι που γνώρισε την Εδουάρδα. Για μένα απο κεί και έπειτα η σκιαγράφηση χωλαίνει ως επι το πλείστον για αυτό δεν μπορούσα να καταλάβω και τους χαρακτήρες.
Whitaker
Pan certainly gives me a sense why Knut Hamsun might have been attracted to the Nazi creed. I’m not referring to the anti-Semitism or the crude belief in eugenics, but the belief in the superman and in the purity of nature. Both are deeply apparent in this work, or at least, what I think of this work.

On one level, Pan tells the story—rather trite and clichéd—of a wilful, destructive woman whose self-worth turns on whether she is able to attract a man. Having succeeded, she loses interest and tr
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Brian
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautifully written novel detailing the collision of the natural world and the civilized world over a period of a few seasons in the forests of Norway. Hamsun's prose is at times poetic and magical; several dream-like chapters read like a lyrical mystery. The story keeps you on your toes: a couple of unexpected turns in the narrative had me flipping pages to discover the "what next?". Also: the epilogue (I don't want to call it by its true title in order to not inadvertently divulge a spoiler) ...more
Bastet
El título no es casual. El teniente Thomas Glahn es cazador, vive en un bosque y es un seductor consumado. Es la personificación de Pan, deidad de la naturaleza salvaje. En Pan (1894), la cuarta novela del noruego Knut Hamsun, hay dos mujeres principales: Edvarda, la única que no le corresponde al teniente, que equivaldría a la ninfa Siringa; y Eva, que sí le quiere, equivalente a la ninfa Pitis. La mitología popular dibuja al dios Pan con dos cuernos en la frente. Otro paralelismo, pues en la n ...more
Mnemosyne
Jul 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-noruega, e3
Numa prosa leve e envolvente, Knut Hamsun conta-nos a história do tenente Glahn, e da sua paixão por Edwarda; e do amor que diz ter por Eva; e pelas outras que lhe passam à porta.
Ele diz algures que ama três coisas; mas na verdade ele não ama nada, nem sequer a si próprio. É um homem repelente, cruel e vingativo. Ou somente um psicopata?
Não compreendi Thomas Glahn, e senti repulsa por todas as suas acções. Ainda fui ler sobre o mito de Pan, mas nem assim...
É uma personagem para esquecer, ficand
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RandomAnthony
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pan is the book that made me understand why Bukowski, Fante, et al revered Knut Hamsun. I don't have the background necessary for pinning Mr. H. on the literary timeline, but I can see, I think, why he's such an important link in the chain.

Pan's narrator is a weird, isolative woodsman with fewer social skills than...than me, even. He extols the joy of his solitude but locks horns, socially and romantically, with a couple town girls. Hamsun's portrayal of the narrator's progression through the to
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Lee
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this -- 4.33 stars. Like a cross between "Hunger" and the more serious/solid/steady Growth of the Soil. Unrealiable narrator in the northlands. One with nature. Loved descriptions of the moon and caterpillars. Super-clear dramatization of romantic tilt-a-whirl caused by trying to anticipate manipulative flipflopping of an attractive capricious lover. Loved the insane, surprising actions -- read them through the filter of Knausgaard's insane actions in My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love. ...more
Ana Lúcia
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Thomas Glhan conta-nos a história do seu Verão na Nordland e da sua trágica paixão por Edwarda.
Pan é a história de um “sonho de amor”.

“-Eu amo três coisas- prossigo eu. Amo um sonho de amor que tive em tempos, amo-te a ti e amo este pedaço de chão onde me encontro.
-Qual delas amas mais?
-O sonho.”
Nataša
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kako se oduševim kad pročitam knjigu koja u tom trenutku odgovara mom duševnom stanju :)
Nije da sam se preselila u šumu, dohvatila pušku i psa i krenula u lov, ali ovih dana sam baš samotnjak...kao gospodin Tomas..

Šalu na stranu, koliko god da se lako čita, laički ću ipak konstatovati da ovo Hamsunovo delo itekako ima težinu, jer, po mom mišljenju, bez obzira na emotivne avanture glavnog lika, u prvi plan stavlja njegovu psihu...psihu čoveka uopšte (ili je to možda samo meni najjači utisak?).

P
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João Carlos
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scandinavian, l2014
O escritor norueguês Knut Hamsun – Prémio Nobel da Literatura – publicou "Pan" em 1894.
“Pan” é um retrato psicológico e intimista de uma relação conflituosa entre Glahn e Edwarda, num ambiente dominado pela natureza e pela floresta, com alternância de estados de alma e de linguagem, que revelam decisões abruptas e absurdas, condicionadas pela complexidade emocional das diferentes personagens.
Neste diário íntimo, o tenente Thomas Glahn é uma personagem de imensa complexidade, que decide viver nu
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Aric Cushing
A strange tale of a huntsman in Norway whose odd, sick behavior seems revelatory in light of his brief love affair with a local girl. Few books ever touch on this kind of character, or this kind of depiction of human actions brought on by uncontrollable emotin. Reminds one of Death in Venice. DEFINITELY worth the read.
Oziel Bispo
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A história se passa num vilarejo da Noruega no ano de 1850.O personagem principal é um ex tenente chamado Glahn, que vive com seu cão Esopo ,como um eremita em uma cabana numa floresta próxima ao vilarejo. Glahn vive da caça e da pesca e em perfeita harmonia com a natureza. Há passagens lindas com descrições da natureza, dos pássaros , das árvores .Glahn se envolve com a bipolar Eduarda , bem como com Eva uma simples trabalhadora , explorada pelo marido. Em sua relação com Eduarda ambos se ferem ...more
Jimmy
Feb 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: norway, novel, male, year-1890s
I wish I had read it a little quicker. I put this down about half way in, some other reading got in the way, and so it took a while to read and the momentum was kinda lost. Nevertheless... a great book, he has a way of creating the strangest voices that are not simple parodies, but are very funny and effective at the same time. There is a lot going on in here beyond the voice, much more going on here than in Hunger actually (though it might take more patience than that book, as there are many pa ...more
Moon Rose
Pan is a love story on a different take---dark, tragic, strange and twisted. It shows a peculiar knack of Knut Hamsun to discern the capricious, often unstable human personalities in its most intrinsic fashion as it collides with one another, giving form to the abstract aspects of the human experiences, thus creating uniquely drawn characters and a story that bursts with originality, which give further definition to his already profound talent as a writer. Hamsun's vivid depiction of human expe ...more
Luís Miguel
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Difícil de pousar, foi tão cativante como brilhante. A sua emulação do mito de Pã é orquestrada, como uma peça de teatro. Através dos papéis descobertos após a sua morte, o caçador Glhan conta-nos a história do seu Verão na Nordland. Tal como no mito, Pan começa na Primavera, onde conhece Edvarda. O caçador Glahn vive como um eremita na natureza e Edvarda pertence à sociedade, pelo que, o peso dos seus mundos diferentes transforma o seu amor numa batalha.

Hamsun percorre rectamente os caminhos de
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Mamdouh Abdullah
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لو فكر ديفيد ثورو بكتابة رواية، لن يجد أكثر من كنوت هامسون ورواية بان معبراً عنه وعن هذا الغزل والرهبانية في أرجاء طبيعة غابة نورلاند.أتذكر عند قراءة كتاب والدن لثورو ذلك النوع من الحياة، وجمال الطبيعة، بحيواناتها وأشجارها وأنهارها وأصواتها. يكتبها كشعر، كصلاة.كنوت هامسون- ولا أظنه اعتكف في الطبيعة كثورو- كان أكثر شعرية من ثورو في بان: وثني يتحاور، ويتأمل، ويستنطق أسرار طبيعة نورلاند. رواية بان أقل قوة من رواية أسرار، لكنها أكثر شعرية. بتأملاتها ولغتها. ويكفي صفحات بان فصول الليالي الحديدية: أفض ...more
Capsguy
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scandanavian
A neurotic in obsessive love with an almost equally twisted vixen, set in the wilderness. What's not to love?

I have a soft spot for literature that delves into the darker aspects of the mind, and yet I was underwhelmed by Hunger. Thankfully Pan was more than redemptive.

Sinem
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jutta Ortlepp
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Leutnant Glahn lebt mit seinem Hund allein in einer Hütte im Wald. Er liebt die Natur, die langen, hellen nordischen Sommernächte. Und er liebt Edvarda, die schöne Tochter des reichen Kaufmanns, doch liebt sie ihn auch? Es ist wohl eine Amour Fou, eine verrückte Liebe, es wird niemals klar, was die Liebenden verbindet.
Sie spielt ein perfides „ich liebe dich … nicht, doch, vielleicht“ Spiel --- hält alles im Vagen – und er, entnervt von dem Getue, wendet sich ab und hin und her … Es gibt noch wei
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Alex V.
Mar 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of all the stuff I read in college, nothing lasted longer with me than Knut Hamsun's Hunger, and with stops and starts over the years I've tried his other books without ever finishing them. Then I read somewhere that John Fante got the title or the idea for Ask the Dust, one of my favorite books ever, from Hamsun's Pan, and that was enough for me.

This is a spectacular little book, a hair over 100 pages in the lovely edition I got form the library complete with woodcut illustrations, documenting
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Τζαζίλας Μπάμπης
Ο Παν του Νορβηγού νομπελίστα Κνουτ Χάμσουν είναι απλώς ένα αριστούργημα! Η γραφή του Χάμσουν είναι τόσο απλή και ταυτόχρονα τόσο μαγευτική... Κεντρικό θέμα της ιστορίας είναι ο ανεκπλήρωτος έρωτας (λόγω του εγγενούς εγωισμού της ανθρώπινης ψυχής και τίποτε παραπάνω) και η μυσταγωγική επαφή του ανθρώπου με τη φύση.

Ο υπολοχαγός Τόμας Γκλαν μετακομίζει σε μια παραθαλάσσια και άγρια περιοχή του Βορρά όπου η μόνη του μέριμνα είναι η εξασφάλιση τροφής μέσα από το κυνήγι και το ψάρεμα, ό,τι δηλαδή έχ
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920 "for his monumental work, Growth of the Soil". He insisted that the intricacies of the human mind ought to be the main object of modern literature, to describe the "whisper of the blood, and the pleading of the bone marrow". Hamsun pursued his literary program, debuting in 1890 with the psychological novel Hunger.
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“I love three things," I then say. "I love a dream of love I once had, I love you, and I love this patch of earth."

"And which do you love best?"

"The dream.”
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