Knut Hamsun

Mysteries

Mysteries is a classic of European literature, one of the seminal novels of the twentieth century. It is the story of Johan Nagel, a strange young man who arrives in a small Norwegian coastal town in order to spend the summer. His presence acts as a catalyst, releasing the hidden impulses, concealed thoughts and darker instincts of the local people. Cursed with the ability to understand the human soul, especially his own, Nagel can foresee, but cannot prevent, his self-destruction.

Knut Hamsun

Hamsun, knut portrait grown 2
Gyldendal Norsk Forlag

Knut Hamsun, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920, is the most prominent literary figure in Norway since Ibsen. From his experimental novels of the 1890s to the broader narrative sweep of his later works from the interwar period, his contribution to the development of the modern European novel was uniquely important.

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Edited December 18, 2017 by Gyldendal Agency