Mysteries
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Mysteries

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by Knut Hamsun
     
 

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In a Norwegian coastal town, society's carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal insight into human nature, Nagel draws out the townsfolk, exposing their darkest instincts and suppressed desires. At once arrogant and unassuming, righteous and depraved, Nagel seduces the entire community even

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In a Norwegian coastal town, society's carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal insight into human nature, Nagel draws out the townsfolk, exposing their darkest instincts and suppressed desires. At once arrogant and unassuming, righteous and depraved, Nagel seduces the entire community even as he turns it on its head—before disappearing as suddenly as he arrived.

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Mysteries is as immediate and haunting as last night's dreams (or nightmares).” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

“Hamsun, perhaps more than any other writer, prefigured the techniques and attitudes of modernism.” —Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374530297
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
08/08/2006
Series:
FSG Classics Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.

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