Knut Hamsun

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil is the story of Isak, a worker of the land, with roots in man’s deepest myths surrounding the struggle to cultivate land and make it fertile. The novel moves at the pace of the passing seasons and with the growth of the crops, on which the characters’ lives depend. Hamsun’s themes of individual freedom and the fundamental human need to reconcile man with the natural world, speak even more resonantly now than when the novel was first published.

Knut Hamsun

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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.

150th anniversary (4 August 2009): Gyldendal celebrated the 150th anniversary of Knut Hamsun, the legendary and renowned author translated into more than 40 languages, by publishing a new and extended edition of Knut Hamsun’s Collected Works in 27 volumes. The editor responsible was Lars Frode Larsen (Ph.D., University of Oslo, author of The Young Knut Hamsun ), known as one of the foremost contemporary specialists on the author. He has, together with Professor Tore Guttu, carried out a careful modernizing text revision.

Other titles

Den Gaadefulde 1877
Bjørger 1878
Sult (Hunger) 1890
Mysterier (Mysteries) 1892
Redaktør Lynge 1893
Ny Jord (Shallow Soil) 1893
Pan 1894
Victoria 1898
Sværmere (Dreamers) 1904
Under Høststjærnen (Under the Autumn Star) 1906
Benoni 1908
Rosa 1908
En Vandrer spiller med Sordin (A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings) 1909
Den siste Glæde (The Last Joy) 1912
Børn av Tiden (Children of the Age) 1913
Seglfoss By (Segelfoss Town) 1915
Markens Grøde (Growth of the Soil) 1917
Konerne ved Vandposten (The Women at the Pump) 1920
Siste Kapitel (The Last Chapter) 1923
Landstrykere (Wayfarers) 1927
August 1930
Men Livet lever (The Road Leads On) 1933
Ringen sluttet (The Ring is Closed) 1936

Siesta 1897
Ringen sluttet (The Ring is Closed) 1903
Stridende Liv 1905

Ved Rigets Port (At the Gate of the Kingdom) 1895
Livets Spil 1896
Aftenrøde 1897
Munken Vendt 1902
Dronning Tamara 1903
Livet i Vold (In the Grip of Life) 1910

Det vilde Kor (The Wild Choir)1904

Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv (The Spiritual Life of Modern America) 1889
I Æventyrland (In Wonderland) 1903
Paa gjengrodde Stier (On Overgrown Paths) 1949
Artikler 1949
Paa turné 1960
Knut Hamsun som han var (letters) 1956

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Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920

Edited October 04, 2017 by Gyldendal Agency