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Knut Hamsun - Author

About the Author

Knut Hamsun was born in Norway in 1859. Hunger was his first novel and was published to great acclaim in 1890. He went on to write thirty novels and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920, but his later work never matched the dazzling originality of his earlier novels. He died in 1953.

Featured books by Knut Hamsun

Other books by Knut Hamsun

Growth of the Soil; Volume 1

Growth of the Soil; Volume 1

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Growth of the Soil; Volume 1

Growth of the Soil; Volume 1

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Knut Hamsun Remembers America Essays and Stories, 1885-1949

Knut Hamsun Remembers America Essays and Stories, 1885-1949

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

When Americans remember him at all, they no doubt think of Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) as the author of Hunger or as the Norwegian who, along with Vidkun Quisling, betrayed his country by supporting the Nazis during World War II. Yet Hamsun, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1920 for his novel The Growth of the Soil, was and remains one of the most important and influential novelists of his time. Knut Hamsun Remembers America is a collection of thirteen essays and stories based largely on Hamsun's experiences during the four years he spent in the United States when he was a young man. Most of these pieces have never been published before in an English translation, and none are readily available. Hamsun's feelings about America and American ways were complex. For the most part, they were more negative than positive, and they found expression in many of his writings-directly in his reminiscences and indirectly in his fiction. In On the Cultural Life of Modern America, his first major book, he portrayed the United States as a land of gross and greedy materialism, populated by illiterates who were utterly lacking in artistic originality or refinement. Although the pieces in this collection are not all anti-American, most of them emphasize the strangeness and unpleasantness, as the author saw it, of life in what he called Yankeeland. Arranged chronologically, the pieces fall into three categories: Critical Reporting, Memory and Fantasy, and Mellow Reminiscence. The Critical Reporting section includes articles that appeared in Norwegian or Danish newspapers soon after each of Hamsun's two visits to America and that give his views on a variety of American subjects, and includes an essay devoted to Mark Twain. Memory and Fantasy comprises narratives of life in America, most of which are presented as personal experiences but which actually are blends of fact and fiction. Mellow Reminiscence includes later and fonder recollections and impressions of the United States. The pieces in this collection provide variations on a theme that runs through much of American history-European criticism of American ways. They give vivid, at times distorted, pictures of life as it was in the United States. They tell us something about the development of the worldview of a man who became a great writer, only to jeopardize his reputation by defending the Nazi oppressors of his own people. Knut Hamsun Remembers America will appeal to anyone interested in the history of American civilization or, more specifically, in the history of anti-Americanism.

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun, W W Worster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Growth of the Soil (Hardcover)

Growth of the Soil (Hardcover)

Author: Knut Hamsun, W W Worster Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2018

El circulo se ha cerrado

El circulo se ha cerrado

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2017

Una de las novelas mas modernas de Hamsun, que es por otra parte, su ultima obra y la cuarta del premio Nobel noruego que publicamos en Nordica. Abel, nico hijo de un farero y una madre alcohlica,va creciendo en un remoto pueblo noruego. Aunque lleva una vida en condiciones difciles, ambiciona convertirse en algo ms grande de lo que parece ser. Aunque en su vida se rodea de mujeres no llega a entablar ninguna relacin seria. El anillo se cierra es una de las obras ms modernas de Hamsun y supone un paso ms en su anlisis de la conciencia del ser humano, esa mirada que comenz con el inolvidable protagonista de Hambre. En esta novela, la ltima que escribi Hamsun, evoca las restricciones de la vida en la pequea ciudad, as como el espritu de la sociedad noruega en los primeros aos del siglo XX.

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Dreamers

Dreamers

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Mothwise

Mothwise

Author: Knut Hamsun, W W Webster Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Dreamers

Dreamers

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Growth of the Soil; Volume 1

Growth of the Soil; Volume 1

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2017

Hunger is a novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun. The novel has been hailed as the literary opening of the 20th century and an outstanding example of modern, psychology-driven literature. It hails the irrationality of the human mind in an intriguing and sometimes humorous novel. the novel recounts the adventures of a starving young man whose sense of reality is giving way to a delusionary existence on the darker side of a modern metropolis. While he vainly tries to maintain an outer shell of respectability, his mental and physical decay are recounted in detail. His ordeal, enhanced by his inability or unwillingness to pursue a professional career, which he deems unfit for someone of his abilities, is pictured in a series of encounters which Hamsun himself described as 'a series of analyses.' In many ways, the protagonist of the novel displays traits reminiscent of Raskolnikov, whose creator, Fyodor Dostoevsky, was one of Hamsun's main influences.

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Look Back on Happiness

Look Back on Happiness

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Look Back on Happiness

Look Back on Happiness

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

In this dreamlike parable from Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun, a disenchanted military man and the daughter of a small-town merchant cross paths one day and instantly fall prey to a heated mutual attraction. But can the passionate romance survive their drastically different backgrounds and beliefs?

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

In this dreamlike parable from Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun, a disenchanted military man and the daughter of a small-town merchant cross paths one day and instantly fall prey to a heated mutual attraction. But can the passionate romance survive their drastically different backgrounds and beliefs?

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun, Jo Nesbo, Paul Auster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

INTRODUCTION BY JO NESBO AFTERWORD BY PAUL AUSTER Nineteenth-century Kristiania is an unforgiving place, and work is thin on the ground. Roaming the streets of Norway's capital, a penniless young writer searches for inspiration whilst trying desperately to make ends meet. Driven to extraordinary lengths, sleeping under the stars with his stomach growling, the writer's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational and his world spirals into chaos. Hunger was Knut Hamsun's first novel and earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920. A disturbing and darkly humorous masterpiece of existential fiction, Hunger anticipated and influenced some of the twentieth century's most acclaimed writers including Camus, Kafka and Fante.

La bendicion de la tierra

La bendicion de la tierra

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2015

Aclamado por Isaac Bashevis Singer como "e;el padre de la literatura moderna"e;, Knut Hamsun inspiro, de hecho, a autores de la talla de Thomas Mann, Maksim Gorki, Franz Kafka y Hermann Hesse, y se hizo merecedor del Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1920 por La bendicion de la tierra, "e;una obra monumental"e; en palabras de la Academia Sueca. Esta novela, de una insuperable precisin expresiva, narra la historia de Isak, un hombre de campo, grande y fuerte, y de su mujer, Inger. Ambos, con su trabajo y fuerza de voluntad, se abren camino en una tierra que, en principio, les es hostil. Trabajan de sol a sol, cuidan de sus hijos y tratan de hacer lo correcto. Hamsun, en este canto a la vida rural y a esos primeros colonos que, con su esfuerzo, poblaron Noruega, critica el progreso, a la vez que idealiza la vida en contacto con la naturaleza y con esa tierra que, para l, es la base de la fuerza del hombre.

Dreamers

Dreamers

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Mothwise

Mothwise

Author: Knut Hamsun, W W Webster Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Dreamers

Dreamers

Author: Knut Hamsun, William W Worster Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

Growth of the Soil; Volume 1

Growth of the Soil; Volume 1

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2015

This existential novel by Norwegian author, Knut Hamsun, is often compared to works by Dostoevsky or Emile Zola, two of his main influences. Hunger has been called the "e;literary opening of the 20th century"e; and is a psychological narrative of a man whose interior is in a state of decay. Knut Hamsun won the Nobel Prixe for literature and Hunger is one of his finest novels.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Mothwise

Mothwise

Author: Knut Hamsun, Richard Eccles Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2015

Det Vilde Kor - Scholar's Choice Edition

Det Vilde Kor - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Hunger - Scholar's Choice Edition

Hunger - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Hunger - Scholar's Choice Edition

Hunger - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Victoria

Victoria

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2014

Knut Hamsun, Premio Nobel de Literatura 1920, ha sido uno de los escritores mas importantes del siglo xx. Thomas Mann y Maximo Gorki lo consideraron un maestro y su influencia ha sido muy importante en autores que van desde Franz Kafka a Paul Auster, pasando por Henry Miller. Publicamos Victoria (1898) coincidiendo con el 150 aniversario de su nacimiento. La crtica mundial la considera como el mayor exponente del talento de Hamsun en su madurez, la obra en la que alcanza la perfeccin de la forma y en la que el anlisis psicolgico penetra en mayor extensin y con mayor profundidad en los actos de los protagonistas. Hamsun relata una historia de amor que podra no tener mayor trascendencia si no fuera porque, como l mismo dice, lo importante reside en los secretos movimientos que se realizan inadvertidos en lugares apartados de la mente por eso su estilo nos envuelve y no podemos dejar de leer sus pginas. Es la primera vez que se traduce esta novela directamente del noruego y creemos que es nuestro mejor homenaje a Hamsun en su aniversario. El esplendor global que el Premio Nobel dio a su nombre me llen de autntica satisfaccin personal; en mi opinin, nunca antes alguien mereci tanto recibir este galardn.Thomas Mann

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Mit Hunger gelang Knut Hamsun 1890 sein literarischer Durchbruch. Nie wurde menschliches Leid so schonungslos und genau geschildert wie in diesem weltberuhmten Roman uber einen zerlumpten, halb verhungerten Kunstler. "e;Keine literarische Erfahrung hat sich mir tiefer eingeprgt als Knut Hamsuns Hunger."e; Roger WillemsenDie Moderne hlt Einzug in Kristiania, dem heutigen Oslo. Die Stadt befindet sich im Aufbruch. Doch der namenlose Ich-Erzhler sieht sich in die Rolle des Zuschauers gedrngt. Unentwegt versucht er, unter schwierigsten materiellen Bedingungen als Journalist und Schriftsteller Beachtung zu finden ohne Erfolg. Dabei ist der junge Mann ein begnadeter Fabulierer, auf den Straen Kristianias erzhlt er wildfremden Leuten erfundene Geschichten und verschenkt schlielich sein letztes Geld an einen vermeintlich noch rmeren Bettler. Ohne soziale Anklage wird das Bild einer Stadt prsentiert wie in einem Zerrspiegel: als pervertierte, fremde Welt, als Labyrinth einer Existenz am Rande der Gesellschaft. Zeitlos gltig ist dieser eindringliche Roman, der zu den bedeutendsten Werken der Moderne zhlt und der zahlreiche Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts beeinflusste, darunter Marcel Proust und James Joyce.

Mysterien

Mysterien

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Hamsuns vielleicht wichtigster Roman: In der kleinen norwegischen Hafenstadt war Johan Nilsen Nagel vom ersten Tag an eine exotische Figur. Er war gekommen und geblieben, niemand wusste, warum. Er tragt knallgelbe Anzuge und schickt sich selbst Telegramme. Aber nicht nur durch solche Auerlichkeiten verblufft er die Einheimischen: Er wirbt um eine nicht mehr junge Frau und verliebt sich gleichzeitig in die schone Tochter des Pfarrers.

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2013

A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the twentieth century. Isak and Inger, an idealistic young couple, reject modern society to raise their family on a back country farm. Isak's embrace of outdoor life reflects author Knut Hamsun's attitude of rugged individualism and his back-to-nature philosophy. Rich in symbolism, this moving tale of peasant life and the search for spiritual fulfillment in nature continues to resonate with modern readers. First published in Norwegian in 1917, Growth of the Soil created an international sensation and led to the author's 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. The New Yorker noted that "e;the list of those who loved [Hamsun's] sly, anarchic voice is long,"e; naming Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, and André Gide as fans. "e;I am not usually lavish with my praise,"e; remarked H. G. Wells, "e;but indeed the book impresses me as among the very greatest novels I have ever read."e;

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2013

Set in late 19th century Kristiania, the novel recounts the adventures of a starving young man whose sense of reality is giving way to a delusionary existence on the darker side of a modern metropolis. While he vainly tries to maintain an outer shell of respectability, his mental and physical decay are recounted in detail. His ordeal, enhanced by his inability or unwillingness to pursue a professional career, which he deems unfit for someone of his abilities, is pictured in a series of encounters which Hamsun himself described as 'a series of analyses.' In many ways, the protagonist of the novel displays traits reminiscent of Raskolnikov, whose creator, Fyodor Dostoevsky, was one of Hamsun's main influences. The influence of naturalist authors such as Emile Zola is apparent in the novel, as is his rejection of the realist tradition.

Por senderos que la maleza oculta

Por senderos que la maleza oculta

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2013

En 1949, el mismo dia en el que recibio la sentencia del tribunal noruego que le juzgaba por un supuesto delito de traicion a la patria, Hamsun, un anciano de ochenta y nueve anos que habia pasado de ser el escritor mas amado de su pais al mas odiado, escribio la frase final del manuscrito que se convertiria en su ultimo libro, Por senderos que la maleza oculta: San Juan 1948. Hoy el Tribunal Supremo ha dictado sentencia, y yo acabo mi escrito Habia comenzado a escribir en mayo de 1945, el mismo dia en el que el y su esposa fueron arrestados. En este libro, mezcla de ficcin y autobiografa, Hamsun, internado en un primer momento en una residencia de ancianos, y ms adelante en la clnica psiquitrica a la que fue trasladado en un intento de justificar sus hechos pasados mediante la locura, describe sus paseos, sus encuentros con la gente, sus recuerdos de infancia, as como reflexiones sobre su situacin. Adems de una muestra incuestionable de la gran potencia narrativa de Hamsun, la obra es un documento nico para conocer los argumentos del escritor en aquel proceso al que se vio sometido por su apoyo al rgimen de Quisling en la Noruega ocupada por los nazis desde 1942 hasta el final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Una parte fundamental de la obra es su alegato de defensa ante el Tribunal. El esplendor global que el Premio Nobel dio a su nombre me llen de autntica satisfaccin personal; en mi opinin, nunca antes alguien mereci tanto recibir este galardn.Thomas Mann

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2013

One of the most important and controversial writers of the 20th century, Knut Hamsun made literary history with the publication in 1890 of this powerful, autobiographical novel recounting the abject poverty, hunger and despair of a young writer struggling to achieve self-discovery and its ultimate artistic expression. The book brilliantly probes the psychodynamics of alienation and obsession, painting an unforgettable portrait of a man driven by forces beyond his control to the edge of self-destruction. Hamsun influenced many of the major 20th-century writers who followed him, including Kafka, Joyce and Henry Miller. Required reading in world literature courses, the highly influential, landmark novel will also find a wide audience among lovers of books that probe the "e;unexplored crannies in the human soul"e; (George Egerton).

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/12/2012

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun, Edwin Bjorkman Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/01/2012

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2010

A must-read for fans of modernist literature, Hunger is a literary tour de force that was influenced equally by Dostoyevsky and Zola but made new by author Knut Hamsun's unique creative approach. The novel details the descent into near-starvation of a young intellectual and the downward spiral of misadventures he encounters in the course of trying to find food.

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2010

A must-read for fans of modernist literature, Hunger is a literary tour de force that was influenced equally by Dostoyevsky and Zola but made new by author Knut Hamsun's unique creative approach. The novel details the descent into near-starvation of a young intellectual and the downward spiral of misadventures he encounters in the course of trying to find food.

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2010

Ring is Closed

Ring is Closed

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2010

Shallow Soil

Shallow Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun, Carl Christian Hyllested Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2009

Shallow Soil

Shallow Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun, Carl Christian Hyllested Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2009

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2009

Badas Verte Svencioniskis

Badas Verte Svencioniskis

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2009

Badas Verte Svencioniskis

Badas Verte Svencioniskis

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2009

En Vandrer Spiller Med Sordin

En Vandrer Spiller Med Sordin

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2009

En Vandrer Spiller Med Sordin

En Vandrer Spiller Med Sordin

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2009

En Vandrer Spiller Med Sordin

En Vandrer Spiller Med Sordin

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2009

Wanderers

Wanderers

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2009

En Vandrer Spiller Med Sordin

En Vandrer Spiller Med Sordin

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Badas Verte Svencioniskis

Badas Verte Svencioniskis

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2009

Look Back on Happiness

Look Back on Happiness

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2009

Fra Det Moderne Amerikas Aandsliv

Fra Det Moderne Amerikas Aandsliv

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Fra Det Moderne Amerikas Aandsliv

Fra Det Moderne Amerikas Aandsliv

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2009

Det Vilde Kor

Det Vilde Kor

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2009

Det Vilde Kor

Det Vilde Kor

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2009

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2009

Knut Hamsun's novel The Growth of the Soil won the Norwegian writer a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. English translator W. W. Worster summed up the novel with these words: "e;It is the life story of a man in the wilds, the genesis and gradual development of a homestead, the unit of humanity, in the unfilled, uncleared tracts that still remain in the Norwegian Highlands."e; "e;It is an epic of earth; the history of a microcosm. Its dominant note is one of patient strength and simplicity; the mainstay of its working is the tacit, stern, yet loving alliance between Nature and the Man who faces her himself, trusting to himself and her for the physical means of life, and the spiritual contentment with life which she must grant if he be worthy."e; "e;Modern man faces Nature only by proxy, or as proxy, through others or for others, and the intimacy is lost. In the wilds the contact is direct and immediate; it is the foothold upon earth, the touch of the soil itself, that gives strength."e; "e;The story is epic in its magnitude, in its calm, steady progress and unhurrying rhythm, in its vast and intimate humanity. The author looks upon his characters with a great, all-tolerant sympathy, aloof yet kindly, as a god. A more objective work of fiction it would be hard to find--certainly in what used to be called 'the neurasthenic North.'"e;

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2009

Knut Hamsun's novel The Growth of the Soil won the Norwegian writer a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. English translator W. W. Worster summed up the novel with these words: "e;It is the life story of a man in the wilds, the genesis and gradual development of a homestead, the unit of humanity, in the unfilled, uncleared tracts that still remain in the Norwegian Highlands."e; "e;It is an epic of earth; the history of a microcosm. Its dominant note is one of patient strength and simplicity; the mainstay of its working is the tacit, stern, yet loving alliance between Nature and the Man who faces her himself, trusting to himself and her for the physical means of life, and the spiritual contentment with life which she must grant if he be worthy."e; "e;Modern man faces Nature only by proxy, or as proxy, through others or for others, and the intimacy is lost. In the wilds the contact is direct and immediate; it is the foothold upon earth, the touch of the soil itself, that gives strength."e; "e;The story is epic in its magnitude, in its calm, steady progress and unhurrying rhythm, in its vast and intimate humanity. The author looks upon his characters with a great, all-tolerant sympathy, aloof yet kindly, as a god. A more objective work of fiction it would be hard to find--certainly in what used to be called 'the neurasthenic North.'"e;

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2009

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2008

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2008

Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman (Large Print Edition)

Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman (Large Print Edition)

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman

Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman

Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman (Large Print Edition)

Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman (Large Print Edition)

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Shallow Soil

Shallow Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Wanderers

Wanderers

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Shallow Soil

Shallow Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Wanderers

Wanderers

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2008

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2008

Wanderers

Wanderers

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

Shallow Soil

Shallow Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2008

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2007

Pan

Pan

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2007

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2007

Hunger

Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2007

Knut Hamsun Remembers America Essays and Stories, 1885-1949

Knut Hamsun Remembers America Essays and Stories, 1885-1949

Author: Knut Hamsun Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2003

When Americans remember him at all, they no doubt think of Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) as the author of Hunger or as the Norwegian who, along with Vidkun Quisling, betrayed his country by supporting the Nazis during World War II. Yet Hamsun, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1920 for his novel The Growth of the Soil, was and remains one of the most important and influential novelists of his time. Knut Hamsun Remembers America is a collection of thirteen essays and stories based largely on Hamsun's experiences during the four years he spent in the United States when he was a young man. Most of these pieces have never been published before in an English translation, and none are readily available. Hamsun's feelings about America and American ways were complex. For the most part, they were more negative than positive, and they found expression in many of his writings--directly in his reminiscences and indirectly in his fiction. In On the Cultural Life of Modern America, his first major book, he portrayed the United States as a land of gross and greedy materialism, populated by illiterates who were utterly lacking in artistic originality or refinement. Although the pieces in this collection are not all anti-American, most of them emphasize the strangeness and unpleasantness, as the author saw it, of life in what he called Yankeeland. Arranged chronologically, the pieces fall into three categories: Critical Reporting, Memory and Fantasy, and Mellow Reminiscence. The Critical Reporting section includes articles that appeared in Norwegian or Danish newspapers soon after each of Hamsun's two visits to America and that give his views on a variety of American subjects, and includes an essay devoted to Mark Twain. Memory and Fantasy comprises narratives of life in America, most of which are presented as personal experiences but which actually are blends of fact and fiction. Mellow Reminiscence includes later and fonder recollections and impressions of the United States. The pieces in this collection provide variations on a theme that runs through much of American history--European criticism of American ways. They give vivid, at times distorted, pictures of life as it was in the United States. They tell us something about the development of the worldview of a man who became a great writer, only to jeopardize his reputation by defending the Nazi oppressors of his own people. Knut Hamsun Remembers America will appeal to anyone interested in the history of American civilization or, more specifically, in the history of anti-Americanism.

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