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Knut Hamsun (1859–1952)

Autor(a) de Hunger

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About the Author

Knut Pedersen Hamsun was born in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway on August 4, 1859 and grew up in poverty in Hamarøy. At the age of 17, he became an apprentice to a ropemaker and also began to dabble in writing. This eventually became his full-time career. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime mostrar mais including The Intellectual Life of Modern America, Hunger, and Pan. In 1920, his novel Growth of the Soil, a book describing the attraction and honesty of working with the land, won the Nobel Prize in Literature. As a supporter of Hitler and the Nazi Occupation of Norway during World War II, Hamsun was charged with treason for his affiliation with the party after the war ended. His property was seized, he was placed under psychiatric observation, and his last years were spent in poverty. He died on February 19, 1952. A 15-volume compilation of his complete works was published posthumously in 1954. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Knut Hamsun

Hunger (1890) 4,508 exemplares
Growth of the Soil (1921) 1,808 exemplares
Mysteries (1892) 1,430 exemplares
Victoria (1898) 853 exemplares
Wayfarers (1927) — Autor — 363 exemplares
On Overgrown Paths (1949) 240 exemplares
Dreamers (1904) 237 exemplares
The Wanderer (1909) 233 exemplares
The Women at the Pump (1920) 196 exemplares
Under the Autumn Star (1906) 146 exemplares
The Ring is Closed (1936) — Autor — 121 exemplares
August (1930) 119 exemplares
The Last Chapter (1923) 117 exemplares
Segelfoss Town (1915) 114 exemplares
The Road Leads On (1933) — Autor — 107 exemplares
Rosa (1926) 99 exemplares
Tales of Love & Loss (1997) 97 exemplares
The Last Joy (1912) — Autor — 87 exemplares
Benoni (1908) — Autor — 86 exemplares
A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings (1909) 84 exemplares
Children of the Age (1913) 81 exemplares
In Wonderland (1903) 73 exemplares
Shallow Soil (1893) 56 exemplares
Benoni / Rosa (1908) — Autor — 41 exemplares
The Wild Choir (1974) 38 exemplares
Samlede verker (1992) 35 exemplares
La regina di Saba (1897) 26 exemplares
Trilogía del vagabundo (1929) 20 exemplares
Night Roamers and Other Stories (1992) 17 exemplares
Samlede verker. B.1 Sult ; Mysterier (1992) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Nälg ; Müsteeriumid ; Paan ; Victoria : [romaanid] (1986) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Bjørger (1981) 17 exemplares
Pan. Victoria (2007) 16 exemplares
Livsfragmenter : ni noveller (1988) 14 exemplares
Hamsuns beste : senere verker (2005) 14 exemplares
Hamsuns beste (2005) 14 exemplares
Hambre Pan (1901) — Autor — 14 exemplares
Romans (1999) 13 exemplares
Growth of the Soil Volume 1. (1921) 11 exemplares
Noveller (1978) 11 exemplares
Artikler 1889-1928 11 exemplares
Over havet : artikler, reisebrev (1990) 10 exemplares
Munken Vendt (2008) 10 exemplares
Esclaves de l'amour (1990) 10 exemplares
Pan e altri racconti — Autor — 9 exemplares
Pan: L'estrema gioia: romanzi (1970) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Samlede verker. B.25 På turné (2008) 8 exemplares
Obras escogidas. I (1957) 7 exemplares
Selected Letters, Volume 2: 1898-1952 (1998) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Sult : et fragment (1999) 6 exemplares
At the Gate of the Kingdom (2001) 6 exemplares
Knut Hamsun: Die Liebe ist hart (1939) 6 exemplares
Brev til Marie (1970) 6 exemplares
Die großen Erzählungen (2005) 5 exemplares
Growth of the Soil, Volume 2 (1921) 5 exemplares
Dikte 5 exemplares
In the Grip of Life (1924) 5 exemplares
Siesta : Skitser 5 exemplares
Romane (1990) 4 exemplares
Die Novellen II. (1988) 4 exemplares
Victoria/Mysterier (1998) 4 exemplares
SPROGET I FARE (Småskrift) (2007) 4 exemplares
Fome Novela Gráfica (2021) 4 exemplares
Knut Hamsuns brev 1934-1950 (1994) 4 exemplares
En fløjte lød i mit Blod (2003) 4 exemplares
Glad / Viktorija (2009) 3 exemplares
Obras completas 3 exemplares
Pan , Vagabundentage (1984) 3 exemplares
Editor Lynge 3 exemplares
Badas: Panas: Viktorija (2006) 3 exemplares
Frammenti di vita (1989) 3 exemplares
Mysterier ; Sværmere 3 exemplares
Fame e cespugli 3 exemplares
"Lurtonen" (1995) 3 exemplares
Hamsuns polemiske skrifter (1998) 3 exemplares
Ord av Knut Hamsun (1996) 3 exemplares
Men livet lever. 1 3 exemplares
Hamsun samleboks 3 exemplares
Die Novellen I (1982) 3 exemplares
Knut Hamsun 2 exemplares
Rosa (2009) 2 exemplares
Mystérie ; Pan 2 exemplares
Livets spil 2 exemplares
Knut Hamsun, 1920 (1993) 2 exemplares
Obras escogidas. T. 2 2 exemplares
Frauensieg (1942) 2 exemplares
Schwärmer / Die Nachbarstadt. (1996) 2 exemplares
Tulácké dny 2 exemplares
Men livet lever. 2 2 exemplares
Valitut teokset. 1 2 exemplares
Knut Hamsun, Høydepunkter (2002) 2 exemplares
Pienoisromaanit 2 exemplares
Kratskog 2 exemplares
6 Books By Knut Hamsun (2009) 2 exemplares
Livet ivold 1 exemplar
ZGJIMI I TOKES 1 exemplar
Pan Livro 1 1 exemplar
Unter dem Halbmond 1 exemplar
Az új nemzedék 1 exemplar
Skitaltsy (2010) 1 exemplar
Szarady 1 exemplar
PÃO E AMOR 1 exemplar
Tuláci : román 1 exemplar
Benedicció de la terra (1985) 1 exemplar
Sult 1 exemplar
Panas: romanas 1 exemplar
Leidenschaften 1 exemplar
al-Ju (1999) 1 exemplar
Le opere 1 exemplar
Briefe an Marie 1 exemplar
o pan / ο παν (2002) 1 exemplar
Mysterie 1 exemplar
Mystérie (2000) 1 exemplar
abdUllahs hAab — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Digte i udvalg 1 exemplar
Amerika kritische Schriften (1981) 1 exemplar
Skitnice, I. 1 exemplar
Et gjensyn 1 exemplar
The Call of Life 1 exemplar
The Game of Life 1 exemplar
Skitnice, II. 1 exemplar
Jul i åsen 1 exemplar
Ein Gespenst und andere Erlebnisse — Autor — 1 exemplar
Skitnice 1 exemplar
Artikler 1 exemplar
Sateenkaari 1 exemplar
Under guldregnen 1 exemplar
Opere 1 exemplar
Strijdend leven 1 exemplar
Hamsun: Erobreren 1 exemplar
Norra puell 1 exemplar
Vida azafosa 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1959) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Found in Translation (2018) — Contribuidor, algumas edições36 exemplares
Knut Hamsun - min far (1976) 15 exemplares
Min klient Knut Hamsun (1979) — Omtalt person — 8 exemplares
Ghosts and Ghastlies (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Norway's Best Stories (1927) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Victoria [2013 film] — Original book — 2 exemplares
Free Air / Hermann Lauscher / On Overgrown Paths — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Pedersen, Knut
Outros nomes
Hamsun, Knut
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Grimstad, Norway
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Lom, Gudbrandsdal, Norway
Local de falecimento
Grimstad, Nørholm, Norway
Locais de residência
Lom Vaage, Gudbrandsdal, Noorwegen
Nørholm, Noorwegen
Hamsun, Marie (wife)
Hamsun, Tore (son)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1920)



Hunger by Knut Hamsun em Book talk (Março 2015)


What is it about Knut Hamsun's books that stops me dead in my tracks everytime I want to write about one of them? Two years ago I read Wayfarers (1927), my introduction to him. No review followed, although the book made a real impression. Last year it was Hunger (1890). It made an even stronger impression, but again, no review. This brings me to Pan, my 2024 read. The plot here doesn't convey the same sense of economic deprivation and wasted lives as the other two did, but still, it would never be considered upbeat.

Twenty-eight year old Lieutenant Thomas Glahn went to northern Norway in the summer of 1855 on furlough. Although he easily could have lived in the village, he chose to live in a hut in the mountains. There were interactions with the people of the village, usually followed by spells of self imposed isolation, which he spent hunting with his dog Aesop.

All this is recounted by Glahn himself, who says he is writing this memoir of that summer two years ago strictly for his own amusement. Like Pan in his forest, Glahn was living in a world of great natural beauty, but like Pan's world, there was always an undercurrent of sexual tension as the natural world began its own rites of spring. As Tore Rem says in the introduction, In the Nordland spring, the forest is filled with pheromones, and Glahn's hut is their epicentre.

Glahn found himself willing partners, each unsuitable in her own way. As he wrote his memoir though, looking back he seemed to select one, Edvarda, as a sentimental favourite, with no evidence that it was so at the time. His behaviour toward her and others was erratic, boorish, and uncontrolled. Alone, he tended to immerse himself in the natural world, imparting feeling and purpose to it. The two alternating strands result in the kind of frenetic activity, often with a sinister undertone, leaving the reader to lurch along with Glahn until he brings it all to a sudden end.

At the end of Glahn's narrative, is another piece by Hamsun, here titled "Glahn's Death, A Document from 1861". This was actually a short story Hamsun had written and published the year before he wrote Pan. The title is sometimes a subtitle for the later work. Once again there is a first person narrative, this time by an unidentified writer. This writer states clearly about Glahn "I hate him". He recounts how and where Glahn died, judging him harshly as he writes, and like Glahn before him, excusing his own behaviour. It's an odd somewhat jarring addition to Pan. Either piece could stand on its own; together the reader has to consider Glahn more carefully. In this way, it works.
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Kringla | 2 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Until Knut Hanson the rooms in the mansion that is our mind have been left largely unexplored. Published in 1890, The Hunger may have been one of the first, if not the first novel that dared to enter the deepest recesses of the human psychology and within the wrappings of an entertaining novel to give us an honest report presented in monologue form. I believe it set the tone for the modernist literary era when the psychological novel and the stream-of-consciousness technique became mainstream. From what I have learned about the author’s life, the plot may just been autobiographical. We are introduced to a young aspiring writer that struggles for recognition and survival in a world which denies him even the few material goods and conveniences needed for a modest living. As we continue on reading his financial situation worsens and the eponymous hunger becomes a steady companion for our impecunious protagonist. This is a tale of suffering, yet through all the despair and setbacks, our young artist perceives and grasps the tiniest change of fortune as a lifeline, he glories in the smallest break fate grants him. He is overflowing with gratitude for the tiniest morsel of unexpected fortune. It is truly heartwarming to see him enjoying what we all take for granted, a warm bed to sleep in, the gratifying feeling of a full stomach, the faintest recognition for his work. And although we never get to know what he writes, there are hints when it is suggested to him“...if you would write more that the people could actually understand, we could sell more of your stories” that our young writer is brilliant but perhaps far ahead of his time.
Nevertheless , there is another side to our young artist, a side that if we are honest with ourself resides in all of us. There is the sin of pride, there is the sense of entitlement, that when we don’t get what we want to make everybody else responsible. However, personally, I do not see that quite as negative for this often springs from the need to overcompensate, a natural defense mechanism of our psyche and to me makes our suffering writer even more sympathetic. In its conclusion the novel and fate of the young writer remains open-ended; however, the description and subsequent event anticipated within the last lines of the novel is very close to the American psyche and mindset and therefore to us Americans optimism prevails.
The Hunger is a masterpiece, fortunately and quite unlike the imaginary writer of his novel, Knut Hanson received the recognition he so deserved for it.
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