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.
"I sat looking at her with rapt attention. What a wonderful pleasure to be sitting in a human dwelling again, and talk with a lively young girl instead of with myself!"
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"
Bearing Hamsun's name. Hamsun Centre. Please scroll down to virtual tour.