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Hamsun, Knut 1859-1952

Works: 2,243 works in 7,380 publications in 26 languages and 47,481 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Short stories  Love stories 
Roles: Lyricist, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PT8950.H3, 839.8236
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Most widely held works by Knut Hamsun
Hunger by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
247 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,750 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 )
131 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mysteries by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
31 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,482 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."--BOOK JACKET
Victoria; a love story by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
78 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This beautiful and moving story of young love is a classic of European literature. Johannes, the miller's son, and Victoria, daughter of the lord of the manor, enjoy a brief moment of ecstasy that is as transitory as their dreams. They are forever separated by their class, and circumstances force them into perverse cruelty to each other. Yet, Victoria cannot live without her Johannes. Victoria is the only novel Hamsun wrote that could be described as a whole-hearted love story and was written at the beginning of his own marriage (indeed Hamsun named his own daughter, Victoria, after the novel)
The women at the pump by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
12 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in English and held by 921 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 ring is closed by Knut Hamsun ( )
10 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 824 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 States for the first time since the 1930s, this controversial novel features themes that are strikingly contemporary
Pan : from Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's papers by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
28 editions published between 1955 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love in the Norwegian woods. For other editions, see Author Catalog
Pan by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
174 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamsun builds his story through the papers of his main character, Lieutenant Thomas Glahn. A complex man, Glahn has rejected society and turned to nature, delving into the recesses of his own psyche. The Lieutenant recounts his relationship with Edvara, who, by rejecting him, utterly destroys him. Hamsun's Pan is as beautiful as it is disturbing
Wayfarers by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exposes life in a poor Norwegian fishing village from the Old days, in a realistic but also satirical way
The wanderer by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 711 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
The cultural life of modern America by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreamers by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
11 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in English and held by 564 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
Ernest Hemingway, Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vagabonds by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
10 editions published between 1900 and 1962 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Segen der Erde by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
144 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
August by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
9 editions published between 1931 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shallow soil by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
12 editions published between 1914 and 2007 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The road leads on by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
8 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wanderers by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
12 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series of musings by literary, nature-loving tramp. Autobiographical
Benoni by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
45 editions published between 1908 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Chamsoun, Knout, 1859-1952
Don Qvixote
Gamsunʺ, Knutʺ
Gamsun, Knut, 1859-1952
Hāmcan̲, Naṭ, 1859-1952
Hams-un, Knut 1859-1952
Hamsun, K. 1859-1952
Hamsun, Ḳenuṭ, 1859-1952
Hāmsūn, Kinūt, 1859-1952
Hamsun, Knut
Hāmsūn, Knūt, 1859-1952
Hamsun, Knut (Pseud. de Knut Pedersen)
Hamsun, Qnut.
Hamsun, Qnuṭ, 1859-1952
Hamsunas, Knutas 1859-1952
Hamsund, Knut Pedersen
Hamsund, Knut Pedersen, 1859-1952
Hamsuns, Knuts, 1859-1952
Naṭhāmcan̲, 1859-1952
Padersen, Knut.
Pedersen Hamsund, Knut
Pedersen, Knud.
Pedersen, Knud 1859-1952
Pedersen, Knut.
Pedersen, Knut, 1859-1952
Pedersen, Knut 1859-1952 Wirklicher Name
Thode, Knut
Thode, Knut, 1859-1952
W.T. 1859-1952
Гамсун, Кнут, 1859-1952
האמסון, קנוט
האמסון, קנוט, 1859-1952
המסון, קנוט
המסון, קנוט, 1859־1952
קנוט, המסון
كنوت هامسون، 1859-1952
هامسون، کنوت، 1859-1952
ハムスン, K
ハムスン, クヌウト
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