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Hamsun, Knut 1859-1952

Works: 1,918 works in 8,490 publications in 56 languages and 51,820 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Psychological fiction  Short stories  War films  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PT8950.H3, 839.8236
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Hunger by Knut Hamsun( Book )

273 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a moment-by-moment internal monologue, the novel portrays the profound anguish of a struggling writer facing the possibility of death in a world indifferent to his existence
Growth of the soil by Knut Hamsun( Book )

132 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic novel of man and nature that won its author the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920
Mysteries by Knut Hamsun( Book )

258 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mysteries is the story of Johan Nielson Nagel, a mysterious stranger who suddenly turns up in a small Norwegian town one summer - and just as suddenly disappears. Nagel is a complete outsider, a sort of modern Christ treated in a spirit of near parody. He condemns the politics and thought of the age, brings comfort to the "insulted and injured," and gains the love of two women suggestive of the biblical Mary and Martha. But there is a sinister side of him: in his vest he carries a vial of prussic acid."--Jacket
Pan : from Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's papers by Knut Hamsun( Book )

301 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 35 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1894, Knut Hamsun's PAN recounts Thomas Glahn's retrospective narrative of his life and adventures in the Norwegian woods. PAN provides a lyrical, yet disturbing, analysis of love and the recesses of the psyche. This superb new translation restores the power and virtuosity of Hamsun's original and includes an informative Introduction
Victoria; a love story by Knut Hamsun( Book )

300 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in 34 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century Norway, a poet falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy lord, but they find that social pressures and class barriers may destroy their romance
Wayfarers by Knut Hamsun( Book )

204 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes life in a poor Norwegian fishing village from the Old days, in a realistic but also satirical way
The women at the pump by Knut Hamsun( Book )

95 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 circumstances (the victim flattened by a barrel of whale oil); the up-and-down career of the town's leading citizen and philanderer; the elderly spinster's pregnancy; the sinking of the steamship that is the town's pride and joy. Above all, talk centres on the doings of Oliver Andersen and the large family that he and his wife contrive to create despi
The wanderer by Knut Hamsun( Book )

129 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wanderer consists of two closely related novels, Under the Autumn Star and On Muted Strings, has been acclaimed as one of Hamsun's greatest works. The narrator, Knut Pedersen (Hamsun's real name), is a complicated character in search of the simple life, which he hopes to attain by wandering around the Norwegian countryside doing such work as he can find. His quest is continually frustrated, not least by his susceptibility to the wives and daughters of successive employers. In Under the Autumn Star he joins forces, first, with Grindhusen, a man bessed with the faith that ""something wi
Segen der Erde by Knut Hamsun( Book )

402 editions published between 1655 and 2013 in 27 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skildringen af bonden Isak, der dyrker sin jord og skaber sin egen verden, er en hyldest til det enkle, primitive menneske
Hunger, by Knut Hamsun by Knut Hamsun( Book )

372 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in 35 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een aankomend schrijver brengt de winter van 1879-'80 hongerlijdend in Oslo door, waardoor hij overgevoelig en zenuwachtig reageert op zijn gevoelens en gewaarwordingen
Dreamers by Knut Hamsun( Book )

98 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antics of Ove Rolandsen, telegraph operator and local Casanova in a fishing village in Norway. He serenades the curate's wife, fights a drunken giant, but taking on the town's fish-glue magnate is a more difficult matter. By the winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize for Literature
August by Knut Hamsun( Book )

103 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over het harde bestaan van Noorse vissers en kleine neringdoenden
The cultural life of modern America by Knut Hamsun( Book )

42 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Fra det moderne Amerikas aandliv ; "Festina lente"
Wanderers by Knut Hamsun( Book )

113 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series of musings by literary, nature-loving tramp. Autobiographical
The road leads on by Knut Hamsun( Book )

78 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segelfoss town by Knut Hamsun( Book )

91 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samfundssatirisk skildring af rodlsheden og hulheden i det moderne milj i den lille by
The ring is closed by Knut Hamsun( Book )

57 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring an iconoclastic hero who refuses to accept the standards of his society, this novel is one of the Nobel Prize-winner's greatest works. The only son of a miserly lighthouse-keeper and an alcoholic mother, Abel grows up in a remote Norwegian village then travels around the United States. Upon returning from America as a young man, Abel falls in love with his longtime acquaintance Olga, the pharmacist's daughter. Haunted by the secrets of his travels, however, Abel determines to live on the barest of necessities and pursue a life without desire or ambition. Available in the United State
Look back on happiness by Knut Hamsun( Book )

55 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Nobel Prize in 1920, Knut Hamsun is one of the most beloved writers-although reviled for his "collaboration" with the Nazis during the German occupation of Norway-of the 20th century
Children of the age by Knut Hamsun( Book )

78 editions published between 1913 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition originale, 1913. Derrière la chronique d'un domaine du Nordland, une méditation sur l'impossibilité de l'amour vrai, sur le tragique de l'âme scandinave inapte à la communication des consciences. L'oeuvre est également une critique sociale dans laquelle Hamsun manifeste son rejet du modernisme, lequel ira en s'accentuant dans l'oeuvre du prix Nobel 1920
Shallow soil by Knut Hamsun( Book )

69 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
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Alternative Names
Chamsoun, Knout

Chamsun, Knut

Don Qvixote


Gamsunʺ, Knutʺ

Gamsun, Knut 1859-1952

H?msun, Kan?t

Hāmcan̲, Naṭ 1859-1952

Hams-un, Knut 1859-1952

Hamsun 1859-1952 K.

Hamsun, K.

Hamsun, K. 1859-1952

Hamsun, Kanoot

Hamsun, Ḳenuṭ 1859-1952

Hamsun, Knut

Hamsun, Knut pseud

Hamsunas, Knutas 1859-1952

Hamsund, Knut

Hamsuns, Knuts

Hamsuns, Knuts 1859-1952

Hamusun, K.

Han Musheng

Hanmusheng, Ke

Naṭhāmcan̲ 1859-1952

Pedersen, Knud

Pedersen, Knut


W.T. 1859-1952

Гамсун 1859-1952 К.

Гамсунд К. 1859-1952

Педерсен К. 1859-1952

האמסון, קנוט

האמסון, קנוט 1859-1952

המסון, קנוט

המסון, קנוט 1859־1952

קנוט, המסון

كنوت هامسون، 1859-1952

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ハムスン, クヌウト

ハムスン, クヌート


Growth of the soilMysteriesPan : from Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's papersVictoria; a love storyWayfarersThe women at the pumpThe wandererDreamers