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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.

"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!"

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Hamsun Centre. Please scroll down to virtual tour.

Knut Hamsun Online. Please click on individual links.

National Library of Norway. Norwegian.


Knut Hamsun i 1944 by harrunostasj. Interesting even for non-Norwegian speakers. 2:18

Knut Hamsun videos. Possibly more than one person with same name.

Photo: Anders Beer Wilse 1865-1949 Painting Tim Tompkins - PaintHistory.com

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
Bearing Hamsun's name. Hamsun Centre. Please scroll down to virtual tour.
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