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The Resource Lucky Per, by Henrik Pontoppidan ; translated by Naomi Lebowitz ; with an introduction by Garth Risk Hallberg

Lucky Per, by Henrik Pontoppidan ; translated by Naomi Lebowitz ; with an introduction by Garth Risk Hallberg

Label
Lucky Per
Title
Lucky Per
Statement of responsibility
by Henrik Pontoppidan ; translated by Naomi Lebowitz ; with an introduction by Garth Risk Hallberg
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
  • "A true neglected classic, this sweeping 1904 novel is a Modernist masterpiece and arguably "the great Danish novel"--But is only newly available in English. Lucky Per is a bildungsroman about the ambitious son of a clergyman who rejects his faith and flees his restricted life in the Danish countryside for the capital city. Per is a gifted young man who arrives in Copenhagen believing that "you had to hunt down luck as if it were a wild creature, a crooked-fanged beast. and capture and bind it." Per's love interest, a Jewish heiress, is both the strongest character in the book and one of the greatest Jewish heroines of European literature. Per becomes obsessed with a grand engineering scheme that he believes will reshape both Denmark's landscape and its minor place in the world; eventually, both his personal and his career ambitions come to grief. At its heart, the story revolves around the question of the relationship of "luck" to "happiness" (the Danish word in the title can have both meanings), a relationship Per comes to see differently by the end of his life"--
  • "A hardcover edition of the 1904 novel by Nobel Prize-winning Danish author Henrik Pontoppidan, widely considered "the great Danish novel," but not available in English until recently. In a translation by Naomi Lebowitz, with a new introduction by novelist Garth Risk Hallberg, bibliography, and chronology"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1857-1943
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pontoppidan, Henrik
Dewey number
839.813/72
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8175.P6
LC item number
L913 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lebowitz, Naomi
  • Hallberg, Garth Risk
Series statement
Everyman's Library
Series volume
390
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  • Young men
  • Fortune
  • Denmark
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Young men
  • Fortune
  • Denmark
Label
Lucky Per, by Henrik Pontoppidan ; translated by Naomi Lebowitz ; with an introduction by Garth Risk Hallberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Lykke-Per. Copenhagen : Nordisk Forlag A/S, 1898
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xli, 610 pages
Isbn
9781101908099
Lccn
2018053817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1064253057
  • (OCoLC)1064253057
Label
Lucky Per, by Henrik Pontoppidan ; translated by Naomi Lebowitz ; with an introduction by Garth Risk Hallberg
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Lykke-Per. Copenhagen : Nordisk Forlag A/S, 1898
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xli, 610 pages
Isbn
9781101908099
Lccn
2018053817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1064253057
  • (OCoLC)1064253057

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