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Knut Pedersen Hamsun

Knut Pedersen Hamsun

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1920

Norwegian writer. In youth, poverty stricken. Little formal education. Leader of Neo-Romantic revolt. Promoted individualism. Exciting description of nature.

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Knut Hamsun
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Knut Hamsun
Hanna Astrup Larsen
A.A.Knopf, 1922
169 pages
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Knut Hamsun's Early Years in the Northwest, Minnesota History Magazine 16 pages.

Hamsun
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Name:Knut Pedersen Hamsun
Birth: 4 August 1859, Lom, Norway
Death: 19 February 1952, Grimstad, Norway
Residence at the time of the award: Norway
Prize motivation: "for his monumental work, Growth of the Soil"
Field: prose
Language: Norwegian
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