New Release Books by Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun is the author of The Segelfoss Novels: Children of the Age & Segelfoss Town (2022), Hunger (Warbler Classics Annotated Edition) (2021), Children of the Age (2020), Knut Hamsun, Best Novels (2017) and other 162 books.

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The Segelfoss Novels: Children of the Age & Segelfoss Town

release date: Oct 04, 2022
The Segelfoss Novels: Children of the Age & Segelfoss Town
Combined edition of J.S. Scott''s English translations of 1920 Nobel Prize laureate Knut Hamsun''s Segelfoss novels, Children of the Age (Børn av Tiden) and Segelfoss Town (Segelfoss By), originally published in Norway in 1913 and 1915, respectively. The novels were Hamsun''s criticism of modern times, depicting the fall of the landed gentry and the rise of the working class, and were the first of his works devoted to social issues. Monika Zagar, writing in Knut Hamsun: The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance (2009), described them as \"much more than dry social analysis; indeed, they investigate, in rich novelistic form, the propagation and survival of a family.\" \"Hamsun''s art at its best\" - The Literary Digest International Book Review (1924) \"Among the best of Hamsun''s works. . . . minute in detail and yet its significance is sweeping.\" - Detroit Free Press (1925)

Hunger (Warbler Classics Annotated Edition)

release date: Nov 20, 2021
Hunger (Warbler Classics Annotated Edition)
Hunger is Knut Hamsun''s breakthrough novel about a young writer''s efforts to practice his craft while battling extreme poverty and loneliness. Includes commentary by M. B. Ruud.

Children of the Age

release date: Apr 01, 2020
Children of the Age
New edition of J.S. Scott''s 1924 English translation of Children of the Age (original title: Børn av Tiden) by Knut Hamsun, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920. Hamsun described it as \"a novel about the war between the aristocrat and the peasant.\" The Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014) called it \"a historically based--and utterly scathing--critique of modernity.\" And the Hamsun Centre (Hamsunsenteret) website wrote: \"In Children of the Age a family''s rise and fall are used to describe the decline and fall of a whole epoch. Thematically the novel has similarities to Thomas Mann''s Buddenbrooks (1901), with Hamsun''s humour being the stylistic difference between the two.\" Children of the Age was a commercial success when it was first published in Norway in 1913. Isaac Anderson, writing in The Literary Digest International Book Review (1924), described it as \"Hamsun''s art at its best,\" and, while concluding that was \"not so great a novel as Growth of the Soil,\" it had the same epic quality, and \"deserves, and undoubtedly will have, a high place among the novels of our time.\" This new edition is not simply a scan of the original. It has been completely reformatted and redesigned. Spelling errors and other typos that appeared in the original Alfred A. Knopf edition have been corrected.

Knut Hamsun, Best Novels

release date: Aug 21, 2017
Knut Hamsun, Best Novels
Knut Hamsun (1859 - 1952) was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun''s work spans more than 70 years and shows variation with regard to the subject, perspective and environment. He published more than 20 novels, a collection of poetry, some short stories and plays, a travelogue, and some essays.Hamsun is considered the \"leader of the Neo-Romantic revolt at the turn of the [20th] century\

Pan

release date: Apr 01, 2016
Pan
In this dreamlike parable from Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun, a disenchanted military man and the daughter of a small-town merchant cross paths one day and instantly fall prey to a heated mutual attraction. But can the passionate romance survive their drastically different backgrounds and beliefs?

Hunger

release date: Apr 08, 2015
Hunger
This existential novel by Norwegian author, Knut Hamsun, is often compared to works by Dostoevsky or Émile Zola, two of his main influences. Hunger has been called the \"literary opening of the 20th century\" and is a psychological narrative of a man whose interior is in a state of decay. Knut Hamsun won the Nobel Prixe for literature and Hunger is one of his finest novels. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Hunger

release date: Jan 16, 2013
Hunger
A modern classic about a penniless, unemployed young writer, this powerful, autobiographical novel paints an unforgettable portrait of a man driven to the edge of self-destruction by forces beyond his control.

Dreamers

release date: Feb 14, 2012
Dreamers
Ove Rolandsen, the telegraph operator in an isolated fishing village in northern Norway, is a man of sudden passions, a cheerful rogue fond of girls and alcohol. He constantly hatches ambitious schemes to the despair of his fiancée, Marie, housekeeper at the vicarage. When a plan to manufacture glue from fish waste lands him in trouble, is his feckless career over or could fortune, for once, be on his side? Knut Hamsun is recognised as one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920 for Growth of the Soil.

Hunger

release date: Jul 08, 2019
Hunger
A must-read for fans of modernist literature, Hunger is a literary tour de force that was influenced equally by Dostoyevsky and Zola but made new by author Knut Hamsun''s unique creative approach. The novel details the descent into near-starvation of a young intellectual and the downward spiral of misadventures he encounters in the course of trying to find food.

Hunger

release date: May 20, 2019
Hunger
This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, we have worked towards: 1. Type-setting & Reformatting: The complete work has been re-designed via professional layout, formatting and type-setting tools to re-create the same edition with rich typography, graphics, high quality images, and table elements, giving our readers the feel of holding a ''fresh and newly'' reprinted and/or revised edition, as opposed to other scanned & printed (Optical Character Recognition - OCR) reproductions. 2. Correction of imperfections: As the work was re-created from the scratch, therefore, it was vetted to rectify certain conventional norms with regard to typographical mistakes, hyphenations, punctuations, blurred images, missing content/pages, and/or other related subject matters, upon our consideration. Every attempt was made to rectify the imperfections related to omitted constructs in the original edition via other references. However, a few of such imperfections which could not be rectified due to intentional\unintentional omission of content in the original edition, were inherited and preserved from the original work to maintain the authenticity and construct, relevant to the work. We believe that this work holds historical, cultural and/or intellectual importance in the literary works community, therefore despite the oddities, we accounted the work for print as a part of our continuing effort towards preservation of literary work and our contribution towards the development of the society as a whole, driven by our beliefs. We are grateful to our readers for putting their faith in us and accepting our imperfections with regard to preservation of the historical content. HAPPY READING!

Under the Autumn Star

release date: Jul 26, 2018
Under the Autumn Star
Under the Autumn Star by Knut Hamsun And so we started on our digging. I did my share of the work, and Grindhusen had no fault to find with me as a work-mate. \"You''ll turn out a first-rate hand at this, after all,\" he said. Then after we''d been working a bit, the priest came out to look, and we took off our hats. He was an oldish man, quiet and gentle in his ways and speech; tiny wrinkles spread out fanwise from the corners of his eyes, like the traces of a thousand kindly smiles. He was sorry to interrupt, and hoped we wouldn''t mind - but they''d so much trouble every year with the fowls slipping through into the garden. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Hunger

release date: Oct 01, 2010
Hunger
A must-read for fans of modernist literature, Hunger is a literary tour de force that was influenced equally by Dostoyevsky and Zola but made new by author Knut Hamsun''s unique creative approach. The novel details the descent into near-starvation of a young intellectual and the downward spiral of misadventures he encounters in the course of trying to find food.

A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

release date: Jun 30, 2018
A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings
A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings Knut Hamsun Related to and sometimes paired with Hamsun''s Under the Autumn Stars, this beautifully lyric fiction picks up with the same characters as the other book, but is set in time six years later. The central character of the former novel, Knut Pedersen (Hamsun''s real name), is more an observer in this work. His former friend Grindhusen has grown from stubborn independence to a shifty and vacillating man; and his companion Lars Falkenberg has dwindled into a small land-holder with a perpetually pregnant wife from whom he is deeply estranged. These two comedians play out a tragi-comedy that is painful through the very irony and humaneness with which Hamsun paints his figures. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Under the Autumn Star

release date: Jun 27, 2018
Under the Autumn Star
Under the Autumn Star Knut Hamsun In Under the Autumn Star, Nobel prize-winning author Knut Hamsun writes a novel magically permeated with the air and light of fall. The narrator, Knut Pedersen (Hamsun''s real name) first joins forces with Grindhusen, a man blessed with the faith that \"something will turn up,\" and later with Lars Falkenberg, whose dubious talents include the tuning of pianos. Knut and Lars fetch up as workmen on the estate of Captain Falkenberg (no relation to Lars), with whose wife each falls or fancies himself in love - though this does not prevent either from doing \"night duties\" in other quarters. In time, Knut is laid off and, in futile pursuit of the woman with whom he is by now helplessly infatuated, finds himself sucked back into the city life he had fled. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Hunger

release date: May 28, 2018

The Road Leads on

release date: Dec 01, 2013
The Road Leads on
About the Author Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 - February 19, 1952) was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun''s work spans more than 70 years and shows variation with regard to the subject, perspective and environment. He published more than 20 novels, a collection of poetry, some short stories and plays, a travelogue, and some essays. -wikipedia For more eBooks visit www.kartindo.com

Growth of the Soil;

release date: Aug 20, 2017

Growth of the Soil

release date: May 01, 2009
Growth of the Soil
Knut Hamsun''s novel The Growth of the Soil won the Norwegian writer a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. English translator W. W. Worster summed up the novel with these words: \"It is the life story of a man in the wilds, the genesis and gradual development of a homestead, the unit of humanity, in the unfilled, uncleared tracts that still remain in the Norwegian Highlands.\" \"It is an epic of earth; the history of a microcosm. Its dominant note is one of patient strength and simplicity; the mainstay of its working is the tacit, stern, yet loving alliance between Nature and the Man who faces her himself, trusting to himself and her for the physical means of life, and the spiritual contentment with life which she must grant if he be worthy.\" \"Modern man faces Nature only by proxy, or as proxy, through others or for others, and the intimacy is lost. In the wilds the contact is direct and immediate; it is the foothold upon earth, the touch of the soil itself, that gives strength.\" \"The story is epic in its magnitude, in its calm, steady progress and unhurrying rhythm, in its vast and intimate humanity. The author looks upon his characters with a great, all-tolerant sympathy, aloof yet kindly, as a god. A more objective work of fiction it would be hard to find--certainly in what used to be called ''the neurasthenic North.''\"

Hunger

release date: Oct 24, 2016
Hunger
Hunger Translated from the Norwegian of Knut Hamsun By George Egerton Hunger (Norwegian: Sult) is a novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun published in 1890. Parts of it had been published anonymously in the Danish magazine Ny Jord in 1888. The novel has been hailed as the literary opening of the 20th century and an outstanding example of modern, psychology-driven literature. Hunger portrays the irrationality of the human mind in an intriguing and sometimes humorous manner. The novel''s first-person protagonist, an unnamed vagrant with intellectual leanings, probably in his late twenties, wanders the streets of Norway''s capital, Kristiania (Oslo), in pursuit of nourishment. Over four episodes he meets a number of more or less mysterious persons, the most notable being Ylajali, a young woman with whom he engages in a mild degree of physical intimacy. He exhibits a self-created code of chivalry, giving money and clothes to needy children and vagrants, not eating food given to him, and turning himself in for stealing. Essentially self-destructive, he thus falls into traps of his own making, and with a lack of food, warmth and basic comfort, his body turns slowly to ruin. Overwhelmed by hunger, he scrounges for meals, at one point nearly eating his own (rather precious) pencil. His social, physical and mental states are in constant decline. However, he has no antagonistic feelings towards ''society'' as such, rather he blames his fate on ''God'' or a divine world order. He vows not to succumb to this order and remains ''a foreigner in life'', haunted by ''nervousness, by irrational details''.

Pan

release date: Sep 01, 2011
Pan
Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) was a Norwegian author and winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. Hamsun is best known for the 1890 psychological novel Hunger. Hamsun became a vocal advocate of the Nazis before the war and after the Nazi occupation of Norway, so much so that he mailed his Nobel medal to Joseph Geobbels in 1943.

Pan

release date: Feb 16, 2014
Pan
Pan by Knut Hamsun – Classic Knut Hamsun - Translated from the Norwegian of Knut Hamsun By W. W. Worster - With an Introduction by Edwin Bjorkman. Pan is an 1894 novel by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun. Writing it while he lived in Paris and in Kristiansand, Norway, Hamsun was directly influenced by the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. It remains one of his most famous works today. Lieutenant Thomas Glahn, a hunter and ex-military man, lives alone in a hut in the forest with his faithful dog Aesop. Upon meeting Edvarda, the daughter of a merchant in a nearby town, they are both strongly attracted to each other, but neither understands the other''s love. Overwhelmed by the society of people where Edvarda lives, Glahn has a series of tragedies befall him before he leaves forever. The changing seasons are reflected in the plot: Edvarda and Glahn fall in love in spring; make love in the summer; and end their relationship in the autumn. The contradicting symbols of culture and nature are important in the novel: Glahn belongs to nature, while Edvarda belongs to culture. Much of what happens between Glahn and Edvarda is foreshadowed when Glahn dreams of two lovers. The lovers'' conversations also foretell the future.

Pan

release date: Mar 01, 2008
Pan
Knut Hamsun was a major Norwegian author who received the Noble Prize for Literature in 1920. Hamsun writing makes excellent use of symbolism. Glahn and Edvarda fall in love in the spring, they are lovers in the summer and their relationship deteriorates in the fall. Hamsun also shows the contradiction of culture and nature. Glahn lives as a part of nature while Edvarda''s life in a part of culture.

Hunger: a Novel

release date: Jan 25, 2011
Hunger: a Novel
Knut Hamsun was praised as \"Norway''s soul\" and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His literary debut was HUNGER, which is today hailed as a psychological masterpiece and as one of the first examples of a modernist masterpiece. Written after Hamsun''s return from an ill-fated tour of America, HUNGER is based on the author''s own impoverished life before his big breakthrough. It recounts the adventures of a starving young man whose sense of reality is giving way to a delusionary existence in the darker side of a modern metropolis. While he vainly tries to maintain an outer shell of normalcy, his mental and physical decay are recounted in detail. He is unwilling to pursue a professional career, which he deems unfit for someone of his abilities. The novel has been hailed as the literary opening of the 20th century and an outstanding example of modern, psychology-driven literature. It hails the irrationality of the human mind in an intriguing and sometimes humorous way.

Mysteries

release date: Mar 01, 2011
Mysteries
Mysteries is a classic of European literature, one of the seminal novels of the twentieth century. It is the story of Johan Nagel, a strange young man who arrives to spend a summer in a small Norwegian coastal town. His presence acts as a catalyst for the hidden impulses, concealed thoughts and darker instincts of the local people. Cursed with the ability to understand the human soul, especially his own, Nagel can foresee, but cannot prevent, his own self-destruction.

Hunger

release date: Jun 18, 2013
Hunger
Set in late 19th century Kristiania, the novel recounts the adventures of a starving young man whose sense of reality is giving way to a delusionary existence on the darker side of a modern metropolis. While he vainly tries to maintain an outer shell of respectability, his mental and physical decay are recounted in detail. His ordeal, enhanced by his inability or unwillingness to pursue a professional career, which he deems unfit for someone of his abilities, is pictured in a series of encounters which Hamsun himself described as ''a series of analyses.'' In many ways, the protagonist of the novel displays traits reminiscent of Raskolnikov, whose creator, Fyodor Dostoevsky, was one of Hamsun''s main influences. The influence of naturalist authors such as Emile Zola is apparent in the novel, as is his rejection of the realist tradition.

Hunger

release date: Feb 19, 2008
Hunger
A true classic of modern literature that has been described as \"one of the most disturbing novels in existence\" (Time Out), Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets, struggling on the edge of starvation. As hunger overtakes him, he slides inexorably into paranoia and despair. The descent into madness is recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed prose, as he loses his grip on reality. Arising from Hamsun''s belief that literature ought to be about the mysterious workings of the human mind -- an attempt, he wrote, to describe \"the whisper of the blood and the pleading of the bone marrow\" -- Hunger is a landmark work that pointed the way toward a new kind of novel. \"The whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from Hamsun. They were all Hamsun''s disciples: Thomas Mann and Arthur Schnitzler . . . and even such American writers are Fitzgerald and Hemingway.\" —Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Women at the Pump

release date: Jul 09, 2012
The Women at the Pump
In their gossiping at the pump the women express the poetry, the tawdriness and, above all, the sheer vitality of life in Hamsun''s small coastal town. A birth (where did those brown eyes come from?); a marriage (shotgun?); a death in strange circumstances (the victim flattened by a barrel of whale oil); the up-and-down career of the town''s leading citizen and philanderer; the elderly spinster''s pregnancy; the sinking of the steamship that is the town''s pride and joy. Above all, talk centres on the doings of Oliver Andersen and the large family that he and his wife contrive to create despite growing suspicions that his mysterious accident at sea has deprived him of more than a leg... The Women at the Pump overflows with a prodigality of invention and sardonic humour typical of Hamsun''s work at its best. First published in 1920, the year Hamsun won the Nobel Prize for Literature, it has a universal quality that transcends time and place. Hamsun''s women live on the Norwegian coast but their soulmates flourish in every small community around the world.

Hunger

release date: Feb 19, 2008
Hunger
From the Back Cover: A true classic of modern literature-and a forerunner of the psychologically driven fiction of Kafka, Camus, and Saramago. Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets of Christiana (now Oslo), struggling on the edge of starvation while trying to sell his articles to the local newspaper. As the hunger overtakes his body and his mind, the writer slides inexorably into paranoia and despair. The descent into madness is recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed prose as he loses his grip on his body and on reality itself. At the end-for reasons that remain unclear-he suddenly decides to sign on as a crewman aboard a ship and leave the city behind, saving himself from his otherwise certain death. Arising from Hamsun''s belief that literature ought to be about the mysterious workings of the human mind-an attempt, as he wrote, to describe \"the whisper of the blood and the pleading of the bone marrow\"--Hunger is a landmark work that pointed the way toward a new kind of novel.

Growth of the Soil

release date: Sep 25, 2007
Growth of the Soil
The epic novel of man and nature that won its author the Nobel Prize in Literature, in the first new English translation in more than ninety years A Penguin Classic 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Wayfarers

release date: Jul 09, 2012
Wayfarers
As the modern industrialised world begins to encroach on a small, isolated coastal town in northern Norway the effect is devastating. For young Edevart, uprooted from his simple origins, it brings progressive alienation from the old traditions; for August, the lying, charming scoundrel, it means opportunities that will threaten the stability of an unspoiled community. With comic irony and a haunting power, Hamsun charts the slow disintegration of the old way of life in a magnificent novel that provides brilliant insights into human nature: the visiting skipper who is lured to his death by Ane Marie because, hurtfully, he did not makes advances to her; the old watch seller who is as ready to cheat himself as he is to swindle others; the poignant, painful love affair between Edevart and the barefoot Lovise Magrete. Written seven years after Hamsun received the Nobel Prize for literature, Wayfarers is a masterpiece by one of the great novelists of the twentieth century.

Pan

release date: Oct 01, 2007
Pan
Translated by W. W. Worster; With an Introduction by Edwin Bjorkman
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