The epic novel of man and nature that won its author the Nobel Prize in Literature , in the first new English translation in more than ninety years When. by Knut Hamsun, translated from the Norwegian by Sverre Lyngstad (Penguin; $13). Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 18 by Knut Hamsun. Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.
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Growth Of The Soil. Description The epic novel of man and nature that won its author the Nobel Nkut in Literature. When it was first published inGrowth of the Soil was immediately recognized as a masterpiece.
In the story of Isak, who leaves his village to clear a homestead and raise a family amid the untilled tracts of the Norwegian backcountry, Knut Knuut evokes the elemental bond between humans and the land.
Newly translated by the distinguished Hamsun scholar Sverre Lyngstad, Growth of the Soil is a work of preternatural calm, stern beauty, and biblical power – and the crowning achievement of one of the greatest writers of the spil century. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books?
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Review quote “Knut Hamsun’s writing is magical, his sentences are glowing, he could write about anything and make it alive. Singer admitted to being ‘hypnotized’ by him; Hesse called him his favorite writer; Hemingway recommended his novels to Scott Fitzgerald; Gide compared him to Dostoyevsky, but believed Hamsun was ‘perhaps even more subtle.
It is wholly beautiful; it is saturated with wisdom and humor and tenderness. Wells “The whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from Hamsun. About Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright hailed by many as one of the founders of modern literature. Born to a poor peasant family in central Norway, he worked as a schoolmaster, sheriff’s assistant, laborer, store clerk, farmhand, and streetcar conductor in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist.
His first novel, Hungerwas an immediate critical success; he went on to write the novels MysteriesPanVictoriaand The Growth of the Soilthe last of which earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in Sverre Lyngstad ; translator, introducer, notes was a scholar and translator of Norwegian literature and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Brad Leithauser introducer is the author of several novels, four volumes of poetry, and a collection of essays. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.