Młodość Martina Bircka Hjalmar Söderberg

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Młodość Martina Bircka  by  Hjalmar Söderberg

Młodość Martina Bircka by Hjalmar Söderberg
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Originally published in 1901, this partly autobiographical second novel established Söderbergs reputation for shocking boldness yet great elegance. It traces the development of the hero from a seemingly idyllic Stockholm childhood to maturity as aMoreOriginally published in 1901, this partly autobiographical second novel established Söderbergs reputation for shocking boldness yet great elegance.

It traces the development of the hero from a seemingly idyllic Stockholm childhood to maturity as a thirty-year-old man, an introspective outsider, critical of society, constantly searching for the truth but going through a gradual process of disillusionment. He dreams of being a poet, but is too melancholic to break free from his modest bureaucratic career, and slowly drifts towards nihilism and aestheticism. Martin Bircks Youth is a book rich in fin de siècle themes - melancholy, eroticism and decadence abound. The Stockholm depicted here with lyrical beauty is a haunting city of shadows and snowstorms, suppressed passion and loneliness.

The conflict between dreams and reality which occurs in so many novels of the period is central to the novel, and its preoccupation with issues of free will, determinism and morality prefigures Söderbergs next novel, the highly acclaimed Dr. Glas (in which Martin Birck makes a cameo appearance).



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