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Hamsun, Knut 1859-1952

Works: 2,138 works in 7,837 publications in 34 languages and 48,923 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories 
Roles: 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 )
258 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,860 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 )
128 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victoria; a love story by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
110 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 1,508 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
Mysteries by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
33 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,491 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
The women at the pump by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
12 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in English and held by 927 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 903 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 )
30 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love in the Norwegian woods. For other editions, see Author Catalog
Pan by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
209 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in 24 languages and held by 847 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 763 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 )
21 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and German and held by 732 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 )
9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreamers by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
12 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 572 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
Vagabonds by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
31 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in French and English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
August by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
45 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman over het harde bestaan van Noorse vissers en kleine neringdoenden
Ernest Hemingway, Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosa by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
45 editions published between 1908 and 2000 in 12 languages and held by 458 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
Benoni by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
85 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 16 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman fra et nordnorsk handelssted, Sirilund i 1870'erne om et almindeligt postbud, der ved stræben når frem til magt og indflydelse
Segen der Erde by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
148 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shallow soil by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
18 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 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
The road leads on by Knut Hamsun ( Book )
8 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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. 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
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Hamsuns, Knuts 1859-1952
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Han Musheng
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Naṭhāmcan̲ 1859-1952
Padersen, Knut.
Pedersen Hamsund, Knut
Pedersen, Knud.
Pedersen, Knud 1859-1952
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Pedersen Knut 1859-1952
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Thode, Knut
Thode, Knut 1859-1952
W.T. 1859-1952
Гамсун, К. (Кнут), 1859-1952
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Гамсунъ, Кнутъ, 1859-1952
Хамсун, 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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