The epic novel of man and nature that won its author the Nobel Prize in Literature , in the first new English translation in more than ninety years When. by Knut Hamsun, translated from the Norwegian by Sverre Lyngstad (Penguin; $13). Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 18 by Knut Hamsun. Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.

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It’s also funny to note that while everyone else becomes more twisted and malformed the longer they stay in urban centers, Geissler simply wanders unscathed through some sort of mysterious unknown when he’s not dropping in to coddle his investment in Isak.

Eventually, Uncle Sivert died and later, the fortune was to be determined. Mysterious neighbors appear, too, some with good intentions and others Nowhere Hamsun can tell.

Loved the steady tone, how the tense switches within paragraphs present tense for scenes, otherwise simple or continual past.

Growth of the Soil

Norwegians burned his books in the the streets in response to his eulogy of Hitler as “a warrior for mankind. I will soon sit down again, but this is my great day. Geissler had finally sold his land and the mine was operational again. The relative dearth of description here left a void in my reading, wanting to know, as I did, just how she thr in this primal encounter with the pressure of the world, and what kind of dent she leaves behind through her daily activity.

The entire fate and economy of the district hinged on whether he hasun sell the land.

The reason is, of course, part of the cover – namely the author, the Nobel laureate Knut Hamsun. This books is not so much about Isak changing as it is about the “modern world” encroaching on Isak’s life. The Lensmand [b] Geissler came by their farm one day informing them that they were on States land and assisting them in purchasing it. That winter, Barbro went to the village to visit the dentist.


The author looks upon his characters with a great, all-tolerant sympathy, aloof yet kindly, as a god. This is not one of those tomes that require my defense. Around the Year i In fact, “Growth of the Soil” is at first a story of a man alone in the wild, and a symbiosis between the two that grows from hard work – only to then turn into a story about a man and his family no longer alone in the wild, but struggling against society and their own prejudices to maintain whatever way of life they must lead to survive.

Geissler returned one day, interested in prospective copper mining grounds near Sellanraa.

The Growth of the Soil, by Knut Hamsun

The other two are optional and vary depending on the book: And continues doing it, refusing better opportunities and while a whole town develops around him, he still continues to look down upon anything industrial.

She learned how to knit, do various needlework, read, write, and do other things.

Anyway, life continues and Inger proves to be quite a fascinating individual who finds that her world suddenly takes a completely different direction that will influence her entire life. It rewards a patient reader, as it slowly reveals its heart if you sit back, relax and let it unfold around you like a morning sunrise. It is same with rest of the novel, a lot of action that didn’t prompt much of thinking in me.

What more can one possibly say? She has a hte and there’s an old saying that if you are given a hare, kbut a hairlip is going to arrive. Geissler is the ex-Lensmand of the village.

His wish is granted with the arrival of Inger. But as I read I became increasingly uneasy with the way the omniscient narrator lines up all things male and agrarian with virtue and wisdom, while female and town are equated with vanity, shallowness and corruption.

Growth Of The Soil : Knut Hamsun :

Apenas uma personagem – Geissler ” Only one anti-semitic comment toward the end uttered by one of the book’s most charismatic characters — he also rips Americans too — whatever tempts settlers from life in synch with trees and mountains is dissed in this.


He wonders what has happened the child Barbro was pregnant with. Nature enthusiasts and those willing to look into the eyes of a master.

Lo encuentra te construye su cobertizo, comienza a trabajar la tierra y a criar animales.

Growth Of The Soil

Not only does it not protect her, it persecutes her with contempt and shame. And certainly Tolstoy, a fan of the clever and hardworking peasant in his day. But can any man imagine what it means to a or to have a child? The last part of Book One tells of Isak obtaining another wonder for his farm, this time, a mowing machine. As long as society is the way it is, no unmarried mother should be punished, even if she killed her child.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A more objective work of fiction it would be hard to find—certainly in what used to be called “the neurasthenic North. You watch their struggles, successes, sadness and share in the local gossip over the course of generations, giving the novel a feel that will put fans of East of Eden or The Good Earth right at home.

Home Contact Us Help Thw delivery worldwide. Until, hamsu is, an author jnut the trouble to excavate the silences for us, and make us known to ourselves, as Hamsun strives to.

Isak goes into the wilderness in Norway. This style was common during the first half of the 20th century in Norwegian literature. Storborg was prospering with all of these workers buying things at his trading post.