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Growth of the Soil (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)

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A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the twentieth century. Isak and Inger, an idealistic young couple, reject modern society to raise their family on a back country farm. Isak's embrace of outdoor life reflects author Knut Hamsun's attitude of rugged individualism and his back-to-nature philosophy. Rich in symbolism, this moving tale of peasant life and the search for spiritual fulfillment in nature continues to resonate with modern readers. 

First published in Norwegian in 1917, Growth of the Soil created an international sensation and led to the author's 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. The New Yorker noted that "the list of those who loved [Hamsun's] sly, anarchic voice is long," naming Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, and André Gide as fans. "I am not usually lavish with my praise," remarked H. G. Wells, "but indeed the book impresses me as among the very greatest novels I have ever read."

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A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century. It created an international sensation upon publication and led to the author's 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. Rich in symbolism, it continues to resonate with modern readers.

Synopsis:

A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle by a Nobel laureate, this tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century.

Synopsis:

A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century. It created an international sensation upon publication and led to the author's 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. Rich in symbolism, it continues to resonate with modern readers. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486476001
Author:
Hamsun, Knut
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Worster, W. W.
Author:
Hamsun,
Author:
Worster, W. W.
Author:
Knut
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
classic literature
Subject:
Knut Hamsun
Subject:
Nobel Prize in Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Family saga
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.69 lb

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Product details 368 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486476001 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century. It created an international sensation upon publication and led to the author's 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. Rich in symbolism, it continues to resonate with modern readers.
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A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle by a Nobel laureate, this tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century.
"Synopsis" by ,
A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century. It created an international sensation upon publication and led to the author's 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature. Rich in symbolism, it continues to resonate with modern readers. 
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