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Twenty stories ranging over every imaginable human emotion and situation, Tales of Love and Loss is a treat for all lovers of great writing. Knut Hamsun published only thtree collections of short stories during his lifetime and abandoned the form entirely after 1906. Most of these stories are translated into English for the first time ans this is the first publication for them outside Norway. Providing a fascinating commentary on the novels Hamsun was writing at the time and with forebodings of his much later ...
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Tales of Love & Loss

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Overview

Twenty stories ranging over every imaginable human emotion and situation, Tales of Love and Loss is a treat for all lovers of great writing. Knut Hamsun published only thtree collections of short stories during his lifetime and abandoned the form entirely after 1906. Most of these stories are translated into English for the first time ans this is the first publication for them outside Norway. Providing a fascinating commentary on the novels Hamsun was writing at the time and with forebodings of his much later work these stories are indispensable.
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"The whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from Hamsun."  —Isaac Bashevis Singer, winner, Nobel Prize in Literature

"Hamsun has the qualities that belong to the very great, the completest omniscience about human nature."  —Rebecca West, author, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780285639669
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 872,752
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Knut Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920 for Growth of the Soil. He has been recognized as one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century and as the inspiration for much of modernist fiction, especially the work of Ernest Hemingway.

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