Lucky Per

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Lebowitz, Naomi translator.
Hallberg, Garth Risk, writer of introduction.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
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xli, 610 pages ; 22 cm.
9781101908099, 1101908092


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Originally published as: Lykke-Per. Copenhagen : Nordisk Forlag A/S, 1898.
Includes bibliographical references.
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Pontoppidan, H., Lebowitz, N., & Hallberg, G. R. (2019). Lucky Per . Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pontoppidan, Henrik, 1857-1943, Naomi Lebowitz and Garth Risk, Hallberg. 2019. Lucky Per. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pontoppidan, Henrik, 1857-1943, Naomi Lebowitz and Garth Risk, Hallberg. Lucky Per New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pontoppidan, Henrik, Naomi Lebowitz, and Garth Risk Hallberg. Lucky Per Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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