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"I read these novels with the gently expanding recognition due only to the
great writers." -- Doris Lessing

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

"The whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from
Hamsun." -- Isaac Bashevis Singer

"A rare understanding of human nature comes through, expressed in
a measured, elegiac and lyrical prose."
-- 'Sunday Telegraph'

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Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) was a Norwegian author. He was considered by Isaac Bashevis Singer to be the "father of modern literature", and by King Haakon to be Norway's soul. In 1920, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his monumental work, Growth of the Soil". He insisted that the intricacies of the human mind ought to be the main object of modern literature, to describe the "whisper of the blood, and the pleading of the bone marrow". Hamsun pursued his literary program, debuting in 1890 with the psychological novel Hunger. In his lifetime he was a vivid opposer of British imperialism and supported Germany throughout both world wars.

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