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Mysteries. Translated from the Norwegian by Gerry Bothmer.

Hamsun, Knut.

ISBN 10: 0374217645 / ISBN 13: 9780374217648
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1971
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A Fine copy in a Near Fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight darkening to front panel. In a Norwegian coastal town, society's carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal insight into human nature, Nagel draws out the townsfolk, exposing their darkest instincts and suppressed desires. At once arrogant and unassuming, righteous and depraved, Nagel seduces the entire community even as he turns it on its headóbefore disappearing as suddenly as he arrived. Bookseller Inventory # 25678

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Title: Mysteries. Translated from the Norwegian by ...

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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In a Norwegian coastal town, society's carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal insight into human nature, Nagel draws out the townsfolk, exposing their darkest instincts and suppressed desires. At once arrogant and unassuming, righteous and depraved, Nagel seduces the entire community even as he turns it on its head--before disappearing as suddenly as he arrived.

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""Mysteries is as immediate and haunting as last night's dreams (or nightmares)." --Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "The New York Times
"Hamsun, perhaps more than any other writer, prefigured the techniques and attitudes of modernism." --Peter S. Prescott, "Newsweek
""Mysteries" is as immediate and haunting as last night's dreams (or nightmares)." --Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "The New York Times

""Hamsun, perhaps more than any other writer, prefigured the techniques and attitudes of modernism." --Peter S. Prescott, "Newsweek"

"Mysteries" is as immediate and haunting as last night's dreams (or nightmares). "Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times"

Hamsun, perhaps more than any other writer, prefigured the techniques and attitudes of modernism. "Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek""

"Mysteries is as immediate and haunting as last night's dreams (or nightmares)." --Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"Hamsun, perhaps more than any other writer, prefigured the techniques and attitudes of modernism." --Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek



-Mysteries is as immediate and haunting as last night's dreams (or nightmares).- --Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

-Hamsun, perhaps more than any other writer, prefigured the techniques and attitudes of modernism.- --Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

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