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Under the Autumn Star by Knut Hamsun
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really liked it
bookshelves: 20th-century, norwegian

Like reading a dream...

If you require a strong, fast-moving plot, this one isn't for you. It's a very personal novel, one where you inhabit the narrator's mind so intimately that, if it weren't for the wide open spaces which are described to us so often (and so beautifully), you might be prone to attacks of claustrophobia. We see the world through the eyes of an aging, sensitive, and melancholic--or to use his word, neurasthenic--city-dweller determined to reintroduce himself to the wild, so to speak. What follows are a series of not-so-action-packed adventures--in fact, it's misleading to even term them "adventures."

So beautifully written that I enjoyed each and every page, even if they were "only" filled with musings, longings, misunderstandings, and eventually disappointments.

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Reading Progress

June 23, 2014 – Started Reading
June 23, 2014 – Shelved
June 23, 2014 –
page 41
June 24, 2014 –
June 24, 2014 – Finished Reading

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