Cover of: Growth Of The Soil | Knut Hamsun

Growth Of The Soil

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
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.

First Sentence

The long, long road over the moors and up into the forest-who trod it into being first of all?

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
384
Dimensions
9.2 x 7.5 x 1 inches
Weight
1.5 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9777547M
ISBN 10
1419122444
ISBN 13
9781419122446
Goodreads
2428511

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