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ISBN-13: 9780810116009
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 03/17/1999
Series: European Classics
Edition description: Translated
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Arne Garborg, born Aadne Eivindsson Garborg (25 January 1851, Time - 14 January 1924) was a Norwegian writer. Garborg championed the use of Landsmål (now known as Nynorsk, or New Norwegian), as a literary language; he translated the Odyssey into it. He founded the weekly Fedraheim in 1877, in which he urged reforms in many spheres including political, social, religious, agrarian, and linguistic. He was married to Hulda Garborg.

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Garborg's novel from 1891 represents a fin de siècle text exploring existential problems. Is there a God? What is love? It also investigates issues crucial to 19th century: sexuality and masculinity. The main character Gabriel Gram presents in this book - written as a diary - a man on the verge of suicide and destruction. It is the story of love and a lonely man trying to reconcile the paradoxes of life... It's kind of ironic and funny too in fact.