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Hamsun, Knut 1859-1952

Works: 2,038 works in 7,965 publications in 50 languages and 49,611 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: PT8950.H3, 839.8236
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Most widely held works by Knut Hamsun
Hunger by Knut Hamsun( Book )

264 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,825 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 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysteries by Knut Hamsun( Book )

233 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,099 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
Victoria; a love story by Knut Hamsun( Book )

110 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century Norway, a poet falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy lord, but social pressures and class barriers stand in the way
Wayfarers by Knut Hamsun( Book )

111 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes life in a poor Norwegian fishing village from the Old days, in a realistic but also satirical way
Pan : from Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's papers by Knut Hamsun( Book )

151 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in the Norwegian woods. For other editions, see Author Catalog
The women at the pump by Knut Hamsun( Book )

12 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in English and held by 926 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 884 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
Pan by Knut Hamsun( Book )

204 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 860 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
The wanderer by Knut Hamsun( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and German and held by 725 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 )

35 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Fra det moderne Amerikas aandliv ; "Festina lente"
Victoria : histoire d un amour by Knut Hamsun( Book )

278 editions published between 1 and 2013 in 31 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulykkelig krlighedshistorie om den fattige mllersn og den fornemme herregårdsfrken, der kommer til at gre hinanden så meget ondt
Dreamers by Knut Hamsun( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 573 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 )

55 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over het harde bestaan van Noorse vissers en kleine neringdoenden
Segelfoss town by Knut Hamsun( Book )

79 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samfundssatirisk skildring af rodlsheden og hulheden i det moderne milj i den lille by
Honger by Knut Hamsun( Book )

162 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in 24 languages and held by 501 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
L'éveil de la glèbe : roman by Knut Hamsun( Book )

193 editions published between 1655 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 475 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
Ernest Hemingway, Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa by Knut Hamsun( Book )

44 editions published between 1909 and 2000 in 11 languages and held by 460 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
Shallow soil by Knut Hamsun( Book )

41 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 459 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

Chamsoun, Knout, 1859-1952

Chamsun, Knut

Don Qvixote


Gamsunʺ, Knutʺ

Gamsun Knut 1859-1952

H?msun, Kan?t

Hāmcan̲, Naṭ 1859-1952

Hams-un, Knut 1859-1952

Hamsun, K. 1859-1952

Hamsun, Kanoot

Hamsun, Ḳenuṭ 1859-1952

Hāmsūn, Kinūt, 1859-1952

Hamsun, Knut

Hāmsūn, Knūt, 1859-1952

Hamsun, Knut pseud

Hamsun, Knut (Pseud. de Knut Pedersen)

Hamsun, Qnut.

Hamsun, Qnuṭ, 1859-1952

Hamsunas, Knutas 1859-1952

Hamsund, Knut

Hamsund, Knut Pedersen

Hamsund, Knut Pedersen 1859-1952

Hamsuns, 1859-1952

Hamsuns, K. (Knuts), 1859-1952

Hamsuns, Knuts

Hamsuns, Knuts 1859-1952

Hamusun, K.

Han Musheng

Hanmusheng, Ke

Naṭhāmcan̲ 1859-1952

Padersen, Knut.

Pedersen Hamsund, Knut

Pedersen, Knud.

Pedersen, Knud 1859-1952

Pedersen, Knut.

Pedersen Knut 1859-1952

Pedersens, Knuts, 1859-1952

Thode, Knut

Thode, Knut 1859-1952


W.T. 1859-1952

Гамсун, К. (Кнут), 1859-1952

Гамсун, Кнут, 1859-1952

Гамсунъ, Кнутъ, 1859-1952

Хамсун, Кнут, 1859-1952

האמסון, קנוט

האמסון, קנוט 1859-1952

המסון, קנוט

המסון, קנוט 1859־1952

חאמסון, קנוט

פדרסן, קנוט

קנוט, המסון

كنوت هامسون، 1859-1952

هامسون، کنوت، 1859-1952

ハムスン, K

ハムスン, クヌウト


Growth of the soilMysteriesVictoria; a love storyWayfarersPan : from Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's papersThe women at the pumpThe ring is closedPan