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Growth of the soil

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

The epic novel of man and nature that won its author the Nobel Prize in Literature—the first new English translation since the novel's original publication ninety years ago 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Penguin classics
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
839.8/236
Library of Congress
PT8950.H3 M3313 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
xx, 328 p. ;
Number of pages
328

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18500210M
Internet Archive
growthofsoil00hams_0
ISBN 10
0143105108
ISBN 13
9780143105107
LC Control Number
2007060055
Library Thing
140298
Goodreads
1428604
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