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Sinners In Summertime Paperback – Jul 1 2003

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  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Ig Publishing; 2 Revised edition (July 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970312504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970312501
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
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About the Author

Lungstad is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at New Jersey Institure of Technology.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa293b7a4) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
HASH(0xa293fe10) out of 5 stars Not satirical, but ironic June 26 2011
By K. Casey - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is described as a satire in the Editorial Review. I disagree with this.

I was recently going through my later father's collection of books. Finding the 1930 edition of Sinners in Summertime, and intrigued by the title, I read it. This book was not written, or intended, as a satire.

A 2002 edition of this book (in the original translation by Elizabeth Springer and Claude Napier) was reviewed in Scandinavian Studies (2003, vol. 75, no. 1). The reviewer, Jan Sjavik, describes the characters as being "inspired by the writings of Sigmund Freud," though I would say they were more obsessed. Sjavik described the first-person narrator as reeking of "both misogyny and self-deception," to which I offer fervent agreement. He also noted that contemporary reviewers probably weren't "able to comprehend the irony of the author's presentation."

This seems to be true. This short review appeared in a university publication a year after the book was first published in 1930: "Coward-McCann publishes a naughtily sophisticated novel of young Norwegian intellectuals, Sinners in Summertime, by the clever young Oslo journalist-playwright Sigurd Hoel."

I enjoyed this book as an ironic exploration of what made young people tick in the 1920s. Even acknowledging its historical value, the constant sexism and smugness of the male characters made me feel as if I was slowly being weighed down with rocks. Those trying to read Sinners in Summertime as a satire will have an even harder time of it.
HASH(0xa295d2c4) out of 5 stars This is a period piece and it takes on greater ... Aug. 21 2014
By drbobert - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a period piece and it takes on greater meaning when your read about Sigurd Hoel. I have an interest in this author since he is a distant relative.