Victoria by Knut Hamson
Victoria’s romance novel, although set in a modern era, is influenced by knightly poetry.
The main characters are two people (Victoria and Johannes).
Johannes is a poet and, in fact, one of Hamson’s personal counterparts, a swindler who praises his wife Victoria, the palace’s daughter.
The social conflict that exists between the son of the miller of the palace and the daughter of the lord is part of the romantic tradition.
But Hamsun completely elevates the subject and makes an unforgettable image of soda.
Victoria is a novel by the great Norwegian author Knut Hamson, first published in 1898.
The story of Victoria’s novel takes place in a seaside village in the late nineteenth century and deals with the story of two loving people whose love and passion are as powerful and difficult as the circumstances that prevent them from reaching each other.
Johannes is the son of a miller; Turned to poetry, he was inspired by his intense interest in Victoria, the daughter of a bankrupt lord, to write his works.
Victoria’s father, on the other hand, is considering a young and wealthy man to marry his daughter.
Johannes and Victoria, separated by class differences and social pressures, will experience a tumultuous, bittersweet, bizarre, and bizarre love affair.
The novel Victoria is the work of the great Norwegian writer Knut Hamson, first published in 1898.
Victoria’s novel, although set in a modern era, is influenced by knightly poetry.
Excerpt from a Victorian novel
“The light is on now. There is more light in me now. I had fallen asleep and was off the ground again. Thank God, it was not too scary for me;
I even heard some music and it was not particularly dark. I feel very relieved but I can no longer write, goodbye my beloved… »
About the author of the book Victoria: Knut Hamson
Knut Hamson, actually Knut Pedersen (1), was born in 1859 on a small farm in central Norway.
At the age of three, his family was taken north to the land of sad winters and the “endless summer day” under the constant midnight sunlight.
The contrast between light and darkness became, in the future, one of the themes of his poetry. That area was a wonderful gift during Hamson’s childhood, with great fishing and colorful markets.
Society was regressive in many ways and could almost be described as feudal. Wealthy landowners and merchants controlled the land.
A life mingled with freedom and their sublime culture fascinated the helpless boy, and Hamson later returned to this romantic environment in his social novels, to which the patriarchal relations of lords and subordinates showed.
Knut Hamson loved the solitude of the forest where he cared for his cows; Animals, trees and flowers were his friends.
Due to the poverty of the family, Knut Hamson was left as a child to a single, strict man as a child, and he was forced to endure severe physical labor and severe punishment.
For the sensitive child, this relative became the embodiment of all evil forces.
This life condemned him to live in a world of his imagination, and alone allowed him to enjoy his inner richness. The joy of being alone is one of the connecting lines of his poetry.
Those years made him antisocial. He lost touch with his parents, brothers and sisters.
He soon left his rural environment and after freeing himself from the guardianship of his relatives, he engaged in various professions.
He wandered the northern roads for a few years, earning a living by selling and working in the fields (under the autumn star (2) and the slow wandering is reminiscent of this stage in his life).
Then he started a business in the villages: he made shoes, became a carpenter apprentice;
He became Dehdar’s deputy for a year and even taught for a while.
He himself had not studied other than elementary school, but every book he came across did not go unread.
He found his first literary feelings when reading the Bible and the Psalms;
Then the novel footnotes of the cheap genre became his regular studies.
It was later that he came in contact with higher level literature.
The influence of the Bible and some footnotes can be found in the style of some of his great works.
1- Introducing the book on YouTube
2- Introducing the book in Aparat
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