Growth of the Soil (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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This incredible journey follows the peasants Isak and Inger in rural Norway as they struggle through hard times. Hamsun’s descriptions are spot on and provoke deep emotion. The great short story writer Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote, “the whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from Hamsun.”

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Growth of the Soil (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


This incredible journey follows the peasants Isak and Inger in rural Norway as they struggle through hard times. Hamsun’s descriptions are spot on and provoke deep emotion. The great short story writer Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote, “the whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from Hamsun.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411435452
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 579
  • Sales rank: 340,981
  • File size: 364 KB

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Knut Hamsun (1859-1952), a Norwegian novelist, was the author of Pan and Hunger. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1920. A controversial figure, Hamsun’s public advocacy of the Nazi party complicated many readers’ reaction to the literature for which he was known and loved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2010

    Be warned.

    This book starts out like a simple, sturdy story, but be warned. If you open it before bed it will invade your dreams like a conquering tribe, and take up residence in your soul...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Hamsuns objectivity make for a slow but deliberate read.

    Great book glorifying the role of the farmer in moder society. What sets this novel apart though is Hamsuns style. He approaches his characters with neither love nor scorn. The honesty in the writing makes this a truely unique and engaging story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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