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by Alexander Lange Kielland

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  • ISBN 0893041114
  • ISBN13 978-0893041113
  • Language English
  • Author Alexander Lange Kielland
  • Publisher Cross Cultural Communications; First edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Pages 168
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1294 kb
  • Size Fb2 1538 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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Fiction. Translated from the Norwegian by Christopher Fauske. Edited by Jeff Voccola. SKIPPER WORSE is a penetrating portrait of emotions and passions in a small coastal Norwegian town, where love and marriage struggle with pride and ambition. One of the most powerful and representative novels of late 19th-century European realism, SKIPPER WORSE reveals why Alexander Lange Kielland belongs in the company of Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, and Katherine Mansfield.

Alexander Lange Kielland (Norwegian: ; 18 February 1849 – 6 April 1906) was one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century.

Alexander Lange Kielland (Norwegian: ; 18 February 1849 – 6 April 1906) was one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century. He is one of the so-called "The Four Greats" of Norwegian literature, along with Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Jonas Lie. Born in Stavanger, Norway, he grew up in a rich merchant family. He was the son of consul Jens Zetlitz Kielland and great-grandson of Gabriel Schanche Kielland (1760–1821).

Skipper Worse" is not only thoroughly typical of Kielland's work, but, so far as there can be said to be general agreement, it is regarded as his masterpiece.

Alexander Kielland was born in Stavanger, Norway, on February 18, 1849, of a wealthy family of shipowners. After studying law at the University of Christiania he bought a brick and tile factory at Malk, near his native town, and for some years it appeared as if he were to follow the family tradition and become merely a substantial citizen of provincial importance. Skipper Worse" is not only thoroughly typical of Kielland's work, but, so far as there can be said to be general agreement, it is regarded as his masterpiece.

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Alexander Lange Kielland (Norwegian: ; 18 February 1849 – 6 April 1906) was one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century

Alexander Lange Kielland (Norwegian: ; 18 February 1849 – 6 April 1906) was one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century. He is one of the so-called "The Four Greats" in Norwegian literature, along with Henrik Ibsen. Alexander Lange Kielland (Norwegian: ; 18 February 1849 – 6 April 1906) was one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century.

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He remained a spokesman for the weak Alexander Lange Kielland was one of the most famous Norwegian realistic writers of the 19th century. He is one of the so-called "Four Greats" of Norwegian literature, along with Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Jonas Lie. Despite being born wealthy, he had a sincere affection for the less fortunate, treating his workers well when he was a factory owner.

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Rigiot
This is my new favorite novel. I read it on Kindle after seeing it listed as a Harvard classic, one I had not heard of before. I liked it so much I bought a paperback copy for others in the family to read. Even though this was written over 150 yrs ago in Norway, the situations are so real and so applicable to today. The depiction of the pietists, an extrene religious group, and the effect on the young people caught up in their web was fascinating. Also the character of the skipper was so unforgettable. I read Leilland's other novel "Garmen & Worse", afterwards, I'm still not sure if its a prequel or sequel. I loved that too.
Ice_One_Guys
Wonderful take on religious fanatics (but in Norway! in 1883) it offers great insight into the splitting hair idiocy that religions become when taken too seriously. In fact I can't remember a better portrayal of it. I found this book from a website---"books by old dead white men"---the site leads you to lots of works you might otherwise miss. Often has nice summaries of the authors etc...
This book give you a wonderful insight into Norway while spinning a fun believable story. An old salty Captain is destroyed by a much younger wife....after he is ensnared by a scheming religious mother of the bride. Now I want to read everything by this author---I don't know how many have been translated?? or where to find them....but am trying to locate Fortuna so far without success.
Karg
Skipper Worse by Alexander Lange Kielland is the story of Jacob Worse, a well-regarded Norwegian ship's captain, returning to his small village after an extended trip to South America. To his delight, Worse unexpectedly finds the opportunity to marry a far younger woman. Sara, being pious and deferential to her matchmaking mother, is resigned to marrying Worse, but quickly realizes she loves another man. Meanwhile, Sara's sister also is tormented by a forbidden love.

Until I recently discovered the Norwegian literature section in our University library, my knowledge of that country's fiction was limited to "A Doll's House" and "Hedda Gabler." Ibsen, along with Ole Rolvaag, Knut Hamsun, and now, Kielland, exposed this reader to timeless stories of universal human struggle within and outside of oneself. The inner conflicts of the main characters are many, and, as is so common for all of us, often remain forever unresolved.

Skipper Worse, always a jovial but hard-working man, now bends to the not-so-subtle manipulations of his wife. He questions the importance of his usual way of life, desiring only to be with his seemingly angelic Sara. Sara is torn between the religious faith she has accepted as fact for twenty-odd years, and the hypocrisy of the Haugians. Her sister sees clearly that conformity to religious conventions is not her path to happiness, but rather, making her own decisions as to right and wrong must be based on following her heart. Unfortunately, Henriette's heart leads her toward disaster. The girls' mother is portrayed as a deeply flawed matriarch, bent on improving her community status while maintaining the outward semblance of deep piety. Several other subplots relating to inner and outer conflict are developed as well, including debates about when to interfere in the lives of others and a young clergyman's struggle to maintain his religious ideals in the face of strong emotions. The book revolves around the concept of how we each blunder through life, often not fully understanding why we make the decisions we do.

Upon finishing the 164-page book, I reflected on how diverse our inner demons are; how emotions sway our judgments; how the façade we present often reveals little of the person within; and how we often thoughtlessly conform to roles thrust upon us. I found this to be a deeply affecting book, and will be seeking out more of Kielland's works.
Zut
This electronic edition is a scan of an early C20 paraphrase of the book into English and does no justice at all to the original. It is also not the version I translated, and my name and any biographical details should nowhere appear in the product description. You can buy the modern translation at [...] or, if you are happy with Amazon's confusion of various editions of the same title, I suppose you can order it here Skipper Worse.