Item description for Herman by Lars Saabye Christensen & Steven Michael Nordby...
Eleven-year-old Herman is not that different from other boys---except that he is going bald. Presented with this dilemma, Herman uses his fertile imagination and comical viewpoint on life to navigate through the rough seas commonly known as "growing up." In the process, heteaches everyone something about friendship, courage, acceptance, and love.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Arcadia Books
ISBN 1905147007 ISBN13 9781905147007
Availability 0 units.
More About Lars Saabye Christensen & Steven Michael Nordby
Lars Saabye Christensen, one of Norway s most acclaimed novelists, is the prize-winning author of nineteen novels as well as many short stories and poetry. His works have been published in the United States and throughout Europe, as well as Pakistan. He is the recipient of the Cappelen Prize, the Brage Prize, and the Nordic Council's Literature Prize.
A short & sad tale very characteristic of Norway and Christensen's writing Oct 6, 2006
Straight away when you start reading this book, you notice Saabye Christensen's wonderful language. He creates a wonderful and melancholic atmosphere with his words, and this is his best ability. I've read most of his books, and he is probably Norway's best contemporary author. His stories all centre on the Oslo where he grew up, and its like a journey back into the real Norway, unlike the hellhole Norway has become today. The story centres on little Herman, who as still a child on the verge of puberty starts loosing his hair. Many both sad and amusing situations arise from this, all very in the spirit of Christensen's other books. I especially enjoyed the parts where the relationship between Herman and his grandfather, very beautiful and it made me smile many times. Saabye Christensen is probably the best Norwegian author when it comes to describing childhood from the viewpoint of the child, along with Tarjei Vesaas. A beautiful book that was also made into a good movie with the same name. Recommended!
(I read a different edition)
Hermann Apr 16, 2001
A very interesting exposition on Norwegian culture is perhaps the lesser strength of 'Hermann'. More importantly is this book more moving, uplifting and entertaining than much else that can be read about Norway. I'd recommend this to those who have no interest in Scandinavia and would suggest it as a must-read for those who have.
A wonderful story Apr 13, 2000
Herman is a wonderful story about a young boy in Oslo, Norway, who start losing his hair. And there`s this little girl with the most outstandig read hair that he falls in love with. It`s a most charming story, and I`ve read the book twice and seen the movie three times, and I`ve named my first son Herman.