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Lyngstad, Sverre

Works: 33 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 4,007 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Diary fiction  War stories  Novels  History  Romance fiction  Literature 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PT8950.H3, 839.8236
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sverre Lyngstad
Ivan Goncharov by Alexandra Lyngstad( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Ivan Goncharov
Hunger by Knut Hamsun( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 302 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
The road to the world's end by Sigurd Hoel( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of boys drowns a goat in this tale of innocence and childhood cruelty. The setting is Norway during the first half of this century and the protagonist is the son of a landowner. By the author of The Troll Circle
Sigurd Hoel's fiction : cultural criticism and tragic vision by Sverre Lyngstad( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth of the soil by Knut Hamsun( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 233 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 221 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
Shyness and dignity : a novel by Dag Solstad( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A meditative portrayal of one man's overwhelming inability to connect with contemporary society Elias Rukla begins yet another day under the leaden Oslo sky. At the high school where he teaches, a novel insight into Ibsen's The Wild Duck grips him with a passion so intense that he barely notices the disinterest of his students. After the lesson, when a broken umbrella provokes an unpredictable rage, he barely notices the students' intense curiosity. He soon realizes, however, that this day will be the decisive day of his life. Dag Solstad, praised in Norway as one of the most innovative novelists of his generation, offers an intricate and richly drawn portrait of a man who feels irrevocably alienated from contemporary culture, politics, and, ultimately, humanity."--Publisher's website
Pan : from Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's papers by Knut Hamsun( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 191 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
The last joy by Knut Hamsun( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in Norway in 1912, "The Last Joy (Den Siste Glaede") appears at an important transition point in Hamsun's career, as he moved any from his intense observations of individual characters to focus on a broader canvas of small town and farm life social units of the Norwegian culture. If Hunger (1890) represents the epitome Hamsun's focus on the individual, his works of the late teens and 1920s, particularly "Growth of the Soil "(1917) and "Women at the Pump" (1920) best represent the latter. "The Last Joy "lies somewhere between, with all the comic eccentricity of Hamsun's great individualistic portraits and the small-town pretensions and social inter-relationships of his later works
Victoria; a love story by Knut Hamsun( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 154 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
Rosa by Knut Hamsun( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of a Norwegian classic in which two men vie for the love of a woman. One suitor is a poor painter, the other a rich businessman. By a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Weary men by Arne Garborg( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the decline of European society at the turn of the century. It is in the form of a diary and features a pleasure-loving hero. By a Norwegian writer, author of Peasant Students
Norway( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting at the milestone by Sigurd Hoel( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forsøg på at forklare, hvilke anlæg og begivenheder der gjorde 7-8 norske akademikere til nazister
Novel 11, book 18 by Dag Solstad( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After four years of living alone Bjørn Hansen contemplates an extraordinary course of action that will change his life for ever. He finds a fellow conspirator in Dr Schiøtz, who has a secret of his own and offers to help Bjørn carry his preposterous and dangerous plan through to its logical conclusion
In wonderland by Knut Hamsun( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published one hundred years ago, and now translated into English for the first time by noted Norwegian scholar Sverre Lyngstad, In Wonderland is a diaristic account of a trip Hamsun took to Russia at the turn of the century. This detailed travelogue is a rich and loving portrait of the people and culture of Russia, and is filled with the trademark style and keen observations of the author of such classics as Hunger, Mysteries, and Growth of the Soil. In Wonderland is unlike any other book written by Hamsun, and offers not only an intimate glimpse into the mind of the Nobel prize-winning author at his unguarded best, but also a rare view into a Russia that would soon vanish in the fire of revolution."--Jacket
A sudden liberating thought : selected stories by Kjell Askildsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knut Hamsun, novelist : a critical assessment by Sverre Lyngstad( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fortnight before the frost by Sigurd Hoel( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On his fortieth birthday, celebrated by a solitary meal in Oslo's most exclusive hotel, Dr Knut Holmen, a successful middle-aged ear, nose and throat specialist, decides to go on holiday in the past to take stock of himself and his values. As echoes from his childhood and youth emerge, the edifice of self-satisfied bourgeouis respectability he has painstakingly constructed slowly crumbles. Searching for clues to his malaise as he revists the neighbourhoods he knew as a peasant student in the capital, he finds that, from early on, his life has been dominated by a repressive sexual morality. After a series of dramatic encounters and much self-probing analysis, he acheives a catharsis of sexual guilt and can look forward to a new beginning."--Back cover
Comrades of war by Sven Hassel( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were not much people as animals. Sometimes small and frightened, huddling together in cattle cars, wounds gaping, tongues swelling even as they licked the moist frost from the walls...Grievously wounded - having survived the operating table and the perilous journey West on a freezing freight train- Sven Hassel and his comrades find themselves behind the lines in a Hamburg hospital. The Reich is a hotbed of lies, betrayal and propaganda. Disgusted by the Nazi cause, the comrades drink themselves into oblivion, visit brothels where women dance naked on saloon tables and reach for home comforts before they return to the dreaded Russian Front. Because Hitler's war must go on
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The road to the world's end
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The road to the world's endSigurd Hoel's fiction : cultural criticism and tragic visionGrowth of the soilMysteriesShyness and dignity : a novelPan : from Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's papersThe last joyVictoria; a love story