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Knut Hamsun (1859 – 1952)

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: Norwegian
Periods: Scandinavian

Along with Ibsen, the best-known figures of Norwegian Literature. Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920.

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Knut Hamsun
Biographical article about Hamsun’s life, a ” life in the service of words”, focusing on his influence on 20th-century literature in Europe and America
Contains: Extensive Bio
Author: Lars Frode Larsen
From: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway)
Knut Hamsun and Nazism
Biographical article about Hamsun’s role during the Nazi occupation of Norway in World War II
Contains: Extensive Bio, Sketch
From: Universitetet i Bergen

Other sites about Knut Hamsun

Jens Bjorneboe: Knut Hamsun’s Centennial
Jens Bjorneboe, in a 1958 essay, reflects on Hamsun’s forthcoming centennial and on Norway’s habitual treatment of its giants.
Contains: Commentary
Author: Jens Bj�rneboe, translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer
From: Jyllandsposten 3 December 1958

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