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 to spend a summer in a small Norwegian coastal town. His presence acts as a catalyst for 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 own self-destruction.
When it first appeared in 1898, this fourth novel by celebrated Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun captured instant acclaim for its poetic, psychologically intense portrayal of love’s predicament in a class-bound society. Set in a coastal village of late…
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Growth of the Soil
The story of an elemental existence in rural Norway.
The Women at the Pump
In their gossiping at the pump the women express the poetry, the tawdriness and, above all, the sheer vitality of life in Hamsun's small coastal town. A birth (where did those brown eyes come from?); a marriage (shotgun?); a death in strange…
As the modern industrialised world begins to encroach on a small, isolated coastal town in northern Norway the effect is devastating. For young Edevart, uprooted from his simple origins, it brings progressive alienation from the old traditions; for…
Dünya Nimeti 1
Dünya Nimeti (Markens Gröde) 1917'de çıktı. Issız toprakları canlandırmak için insan gücünün verdiği imtihanları, tabiat kuvvetleri ile çetin savaşları hikâye eden bu roman, katı ve boş topraklara düşen alın terlerinin önce kıt kanaat, giderek…
Hunger shares a lot with Orwell’s work — not least, that its protagonist is an aspiring writer who’s slowly starving to death. Like Comstock, Hamsun’s hero has a broad streak of self-destructiveness, although there’s also a poetic, hallucinogenic…
Under the Autumn Star The line of Hamsun's artistic evolution is easily traceable through certain stages which, however, are not separated by sharp breaks. It is impossible to say that one stage ended and the next one began in a certain year.…
Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952) was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun's work spans more than 70 years and shows variation with regard to the subject, perspective and environment. He…
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