Growth of the Soil

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Penguin, Sep 25, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
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The story of an elemental existence in rural Norway.
 

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed Knut Hamsun's "Growth of the Soil." This Norwegian novel is the story of an "everyman" named Isak, who carves a farm out of an empty forested landscape. As the years progress, so ... Read full review

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It can never be said of the Swedish Academy that they don't know what they like. Between Independent People, The Growth of the Soil, The Good Earth, and probably several others I haven't read yet it ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1858–1952) worked as a laborer in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist.

Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Brad Leithauser is the author of several novels, four volumes of poetry, and a collection of essays. He is the Emily Dickinson Lecturer in the Humanities at Mount Holyoke College.


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