Growth of the Soil (Paperback)

Knut Hamsun

A classic of European literature, Growth of the Soil is one of the seminal novels of the twentieth century.

A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle by a Nobel Laureate, this tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century.

This is the story of Isak, a worker of the land, with its roots in man's deepest myths about the struggle to cultivate the land and make it fertile. Sweeping and panoramic, the story moves at the pace of the passing seasons and with the growth of the crops on which the characters' lives depend.

Hamsun's themes of individual freedom, and the fundamental human need to reconcile man with the natural world, speak even more resonantly than when the novel was first published.

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£9.99

ISBN: 9780285648784

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Translator: W. Worster

Growth of the Soil (Ebook)

Knut Hamsun

A classic of European literature, Growth of the Soil is one of the seminal novels of the twentieth century.

A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle by a Nobel Laureate, this tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century.

This is the story of Isak, a worker of the land, with its roots in man's deepest myths about the struggle to cultivate the land and make it fertile. Sweeping and panoramic, the story moves at the pace of the passing seasons and with the growth of the crops on which the characters' lives depend.

Hamsun's themes of individual freedom, and the fundamental human need to reconcile man with the natural world, speak even more resonantly than when the novel was first published.

Publication date: 01/03/2011

£4.99

ISBN: 9780285639997

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B006WB7FHC

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Translator: W. Worster

Reviews for Growth of the Soil

'One of the great writers of this century... Hamsun's novels have the simplicity of total self-possession.'

 Sunday Times

Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun

Born in 1859, Knut Hamsun published a stunning series of novels in the 1890s: Hunger (1890), Mysteries (1892) and Pan (1894). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920 for Growth of the Soil.

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