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Knut Hamsun, Novelist: A Critical Assessment Sverre Lyngstad

Knut Hamsun, Novelist: A Critical Assessment

Sverre Lyngstad

Published April 6th 2005
ISBN : 9780820474335
Hardcover
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This is the first comprehensive study in English of the novels of Knut Hamsun, Nobel Laureate in literature for 1920, from the radically innovative Hunger (1890) to The Ring Is Closed (1936). The texts are discussed in depth, with analysis ofMoreThis is the first comprehensive study in English of the novels of Knut Hamsun, Nobel Laureate in literature for 1920, from the radically innovative Hunger (1890) to The Ring Is Closed (1936). The texts are discussed in depth, with analysis of recurrent themes, narrative modes, and generic idiosyncrasies, and are evaluated in terms of originality and artistic integrity. Reviews and other critical opinions are cited to broaden the evaluative spectrum and throw light on the novels receptions. Although the book is scholarly, its blend of commentary and summarizing description-of settings, characters and story lines-will also interest the general reader.