Growth of the Soil (Google eBook)
The epic novel of man and nature that won its author the Nobel Prize in Literature-the first new English translation since the novel's original publication ninety years ago
When it was first published in 1917, Growth of the Soil was immediately recognized as a masterpiece. Ninety years later it remains a transporting literary experience. In the story of Isak, who leaves his village to clear a homestead and raise a family amid the untilled tracts of the Norwegian back country, Knut Hamsun evokes the elemental bond between humans and the land. Newly translated by the acclaimed Hamsun scholar Sverre Lyngstad, Hamsun's novel is a work of preternatural calm, stern beauty, and biblical power-and the crowning achievement of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
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Review: Growth of the SoilUser Review - Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly - Goodreads
Get this edition. On the front cover is a young man walking on plowed ground. Above is the book's modest title, "Growth of the Soil," and in smaller case "Knut Hamsun's Greatest Novel." Open it and ... Read full review
Review: Growth of the SoilUser Review - Kelly - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. The story is so simplistic, -- not really having a big plot to it. It is the story of Isak, a man who is literally walking through the forest one day, and chooses a spot ... Read full review