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"Were I more conversant with literature and its great names, I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work." -- Knut Hamsun
Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952) was a Norwegian author. He was praised by King Haakon VII of Norway as Norway's soul. In 1920, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for the epic, Growth of the Soil. He insisted that the main object of modern literature should be the intricacies of the human mind, that writers should describe the "whisper of blood, and the pleading of bone marrow". Hamsun's literary debut was the 1890 psychological novel, Hunger, which some critics consider to have been an inspiration for Franz Kafka's classic short story, A Hunger Artist.

Hamsun's reputation was severely tarnished by his vehement advocacy of Nazi Germany both before World War II and after Germany occupied Norway in April, 1940. He lionized leading Nazis and in 1943, in the middle of the war, he mailed his Nobel medal to Joseph Goebbels. Later, he visited Hitler and in a eulogy for the German leader published on May 7, 1945 ... one day before surrender of the German occupation forces in Norway ... Hamsun proclaimed, “He was a warrior, a warrior for mankind, and a prophet of the gospel of justice for all nations.” After the war, due to a finding that Hamsun was in mental decline, efforts to prosecute him for treason were dropped.

Nearly 60 years after his death, a recent biographer told a reporter, “We can’t help loving him, though we have hated him all these years. That’s our Hamsun trauma. He’s a ghost that won’t stay in the grave.” In 2009, the Queen of Norway presided over the gala launching of a year long program of commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the author's birth. On August 4, 2009 a Knut Hamsun Center (Hamsunsenteret) was opened in Presteid, Hamarøy island.

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Total Books: 341
2015 - Hunger (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781519706058
ISBN-10: 1519706057
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2013 - Pan [Spanish Edition - Otra Vuelta De Tuerca] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433976192
ISBN-10: 8433976192
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Hunger A Novel
2011 - Hunger a Novel (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781452601717
ISBN-10: 1452601712
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

Growth of the Soil
2010 - Growth of the Soil (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781611041354
ISBN-10: 161104135X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Ring Is Closed
2010 - The Ring Is Closed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780285638686
ISBN-10: 0285638688
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Growth Of The Soil
2010 - The Growth of the Soil (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781161433661
ISBN-10: 116143366X

2010 - Sult [Norwegian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781149554401
ISBN-10: 1149554401
Genre: History

Growth of the Soil Vol 1 of 2
2010 - Growth of the Soil Vol 1 of 2 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781440071645
ISBN-10: 1440071640

Growth of the Soil Vol 2
2010 - Growth of the Soil Vol 2 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781440057120
ISBN-10: 1440057125

Growth of the Soil Volume 1
2010 - Growth of the Soil Volume 1 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781146384674
ISBN-10: 114638467X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Growth of the Soil Volume 2
2010 - Growth of the Soil Volume 2 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781144394675
ISBN-10: 1144394678
Genre: History

Stridende Liv Skildringer Fra Vesten Og sten
2010 - Stridende Liv Skildringer Fra Vesten Og Sten [Norwegian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142654771
ISBN-10: 114265477X

Gesammelte Werke Redakteur Lynge Neue Erde
2010 - Gesammelte Werke Redakteur Lynge Neue Erde [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142858025
ISBN-10: 1142858022
Genre: Nonfiction

Kratskog Historier Og Skitser
2010 - Kratskog Historier Og Skitser [Danish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143122347
ISBN-10: 1143122348
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Erzhlungen Von Knut Hamsun
2010 - Erzhlungen Von Knut Hamsun [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141386895
ISBN-10: 1141386895

Svaermere Roman
2010 - Svaermere Roman [Danish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141487325
ISBN-10: 1141487322

Fra Det Moderne Amerikas Aandsliv
2010 - Fra Det Moderne Amerikas Aandsliv [Danish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141503209
ISBN-10: 1141503204
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Erzhlungen Ausgewhlt Und Eingeleitet
2010 - Erzhlungen Ausgewhlt Und Eingeleitet [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141652211
ISBN-10: 1141652218

Livets Spil
2010 - Livets Spil [Norwegian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141188994
ISBN-10: 1141188996

2010 - Mothwise (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151745705
ISBN-10: 1151745707

2009 - Dreamers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151584762
ISBN-10: 1151584762
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2009 - Badas Verte Svencioniskis [Lithuanian Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Rosa [Green Integer] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Gedacmpftes Saitenspiel Roman [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - The Last Joy [Green Integer Books, 115] (Paperback)
2001 - La Trilogie [French Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - The Wanderer [Condor Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Mysteries [Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings [Green Integer: 83] (Paperback)
2000 - Under the Autumn Star [Sun & Moon Classics] (Paperback)
2000 - Benoni (Paperback)
2000 - The Women at the Pump [Sun & Moon Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Romans (Paperback)
1998 - Pan From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's Papers [Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics] (Paperback)
1998 - Selected Letters 2 1898-1952 [Norvik Press Series a, No 13] (Paperback)
1997 - Hambre (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Wayfarers [Sun and Moon Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - La Faim (Paperback)
1991 - Mystres (Paperback)
1982 - Bajo La Estrella De Otoo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1977 - Victoria a Love Story [Picador] (Other)Hardcover
1975 - Wanderer [Condor Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Pan Hamsun [A condor book] (Paperback)
Night Roamers and Other Stories [European Short Stories Series, No 3] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Brev Til Marie [Norwegian Edition] (Other)
Markens Grde [Lanterne-bøkene - Danish Edition] (Other)
Over Havet Artikler Reisebrev [Norwegian Edition] (Other)
Samlede Verker [Norwegian Edition] (Other)
Knut Hamsuns Brev [Norwegian Edition] (Other)
Lurtonen [Nr. 9 i Hamsun-selskapets skriftserie - Norwegian Edition] (Other)