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Wayfarers: A Novel

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In this Norwegian saga of restlessness, Hamsun presents young Edevart, a headstrong boy ill at ease with books, but fiercely self-determined and eager to escape his poor village of Polden. He becomes a close friend of August, a man-orphan, rootless, who sings fantastic tales of a wondrous world. In their years of seafaring, peddling, and raucous-raising - sometimes together, sometimes separated - Edevart grows in understanding, becoming a cunning businessman, experiencing the exhilaration and devastation of love and learning to enjoy the freedom of his wandering lifestyle. Nobel prize winner Hamsun expertly weaves the clashing ideologies - the draw of a comfortable home and the excitement of adventure and the sea - with Edevart's own picaresque, as it drifts between restlessness and a peaceful happiness.
Product Details

Author: Knut Hamsun

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Release Date: 1981-04-01

Pages: 464

ISBN: 0374515921

ISBN13: 9780374515928