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Hamsun

Knut, , pen name of Knut Pedersen. 1859-- 1952, Norwegian novelist, whose works include The Growth of the Soil (1917): Nobel prize for literature 1920
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It is not the negative type of cosmopolitanism described by Hamsun.
This release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the development of the Alvheim, Vilje and Hamsun fields.
Yes, plenty, Gillespie assures us, as he insists that we revise and reconsider "our actual heritage from the European experience" (68) by returning to Pater, Nietzsche, Baudelaire, Baron Haussmann and his taming of the Paris Bois, the history of parks and urban public spaces, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Knut Hamsun, August Strindberg, Einstein, the Greek philosopher Euhemerus, Kierkegaard, Richard Wagner, and of course, James Joyce and Thomas Mann--to name only a few of the elements in Gillespie's dazzling interrogation of the contextual dimensions of our contemporary understanding of the man-nature, urban-pastoral binary.
Yet, oddiy enough, the company was founded by two Norwegians, Henrik Hamsun and Knut Munch.
Only those who have made the effort can know how difficult it is to produce an epigrammatic bombshell like the last, seven-line iambic pentameter stanza of "Knut Hamsun in Old Age," which challenges a high-flown assertion of Yeats's:
He is joined there by a number of other writers, most spectacularly by Knut Hamsun, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist of the soil who was a favorite of both Bolsheviks and Hitlerites, as well as by some of the nature activists of America's Progressive Era.
Several world-famous writers have either lived or been born in Oslo including Knut Hamsun and Henrik Ibsen.
Yet, like his similarly problematic contemporaries Pound and Celine, Hamsun demands reckoning, not only for his highly influential early work but for what his life and political choices--and our responses to them--reveal about the role accorded to the artist in our post-Romantic culture.
Known well in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Knut Hamsun only came to broader international attention upon his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920.
On writers who have influenced how I think about life: Dostoevsky, Kafka, Celine (really only Journey to the End of Night and Death on the Installment Plan), Hamsun (only Hunger), Kierkegaard, Emily Dickinson, Donald Barthelme, Borges, recently Bolano (three big Bs in a row), Nietzsche, Fitzgerald (especially Tender Is the Night), Camus, Doris Lessing.
Breton: "Knut Hamsun ascribes this sort of revelation to which I had been subjected as deriving from hunger, and he may not be wrong.
Much of Mahon's earlier poetry concerns the economy of waste: it portrays sublime devastation and deprivation, post-apocalyptic landscapes strewn with the discarded remains of late modernity, disembodied voices that natter on, and the bounded freedom of artistic exiles and outcasts such as Bertolt Brecht, Knut Hamsun, Ezra Pound, and Ovid.