- n Norwegian writer of novels (1859-1952)
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- Jo Nesbo's 6 favorite books
This is the first real Oslo novel, from back when Oslo was called Christiania. The narrator, in the first line, describes it as "that strange city no one escapes from until it has left its mark on him." Hamsun filled the pages that follow with powerful writing, anxiety, and insatiable love. Is Ibsen's Brand a Norwegian psychopath? I probably could have picked any Hemingway novel, but I read this ...
Nov. 3, 2013 - The Week via Yahoo! News
- Avigdor Lieberman in Ha'aretz
I was amazed at the Norwegian government's decision to celebrate the 150th birthday of Knut Hamsun, who admired the Nazis,Lieberman told students at the Ariel University Center. "He gave the literary award he won in 1943 to Josef Goebbels,...
- Isaac Bashevis Singer in Jerusalem Post
In 1967 Isaac Bashevis Singer said of the author: "The whole school of fiction in the 20th century stems from Hamsun."