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There is a lighthearted, comical side not typically thought of about Hamsun that shines through in many of these stories. There are several stories that seem rather unique to Hamsun, such as A Ghost, which is a rather satisfying, creepy ghost story as the name would imply with a moral lesson attached, or the apolitical, politically charged and almost gonzo-esk Revolution on the Streets featuring a professor who just so happens to be caught up in student riots while trying to go about his daily habits as if all was normal. If you look, you''ll probably find. Most of these stories are translated into English for the first time ans this is the first publication for them outside Norway. Certain motifs of his oeuvre, such as using the invention of the telegraph as a metaphor for human communication something that is highly important to the plot of Growth of the Soil , are seen in their infant stages of development in these stories. Knut Hamsun published only three collections of short stories during his lifetime and abandoned the form entirely after 1906.

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Tales of Love & Loss: Knut Hamsun and Robert Ferguson: Trade Paperback: 9780285633834: Powell's Books

tales of love and loss hamsun knut ferguson robert

This is a selection of twenty stories, taken from Hamsun's three published volumes of short stories Siesta, Brushwood, and Striving Life. Alive with humor, melancholy, tenderness, and lawlessness, as well as sparkling with psychological insights, these stories have never been published in the United States until now. Macmillan splashed this ad for E. I got a kick traveling over the Mayan countryside in Yucatan while reading a Norwegian writer tell a tale that took place in my home state of North Dakota. His works are timeless pieces of art in the museum of life.

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Tales of Love & Loss by Knut Hamsun

tales of love and loss hamsun knut ferguson robert

Hamsun is at his best in these timeless tales that carve out a place for Hamsun along with Franz Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Ernest Hemingway, Roman Payne, Sam North, Edgar Poe, et al. His works are timeless pieces of art in the museum of life. He seems to believe in property and us I couldn't read Hamsun's early stories without keeping an eye open for the seeds of reaction that saw him give his Nobel prize to Goebbels and praise Hitler as a warrior. There is a bit of the Hamsun that admirers already know from the novels, but also includes further insight into the author's life in late 19th and early 20th century America. The 20 stories in this collection are all sketches of different personalities in different settings. Alive with humor, melancholy, tenderness, and lawlessness, as well as sparkling with psychological insights, these stories have never been published in the United States until now.

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tales of love and loss hamsun knut ferguson robert

Responsibility: Knut Hamsun ; translated by Robert Ferguson. I couldn't read Hamsun's early stories without keeping an eye open for the seeds of reaction that saw him give his Nobel prize to Goebbels and praise Hitler as a warrior. Knut Hamsun published only three collections of short stories during his lifetime and abandoned the form entirely after 1906. There are a hints of racism and the murder of a girl who jilted a suitor. And I could see what John Fante, who I like reading, got from Hamsun. These stories reflect the vast range of human emotions and predicaments, which Knut Hamsun so deftly and humorously styles. Most of these stories are translated into English for the first time ans this is the first publication for them outside Norway.

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Reading : Tales Of Love And Loss Hamsun Knut

tales of love and loss hamsun knut ferguson robert

Alive with humor, melancholy, tenderness, and lawlessness, as well as sparkling with psychological insights, these stories have never been published in the United States until now. He seems to believe in property and using violence to protect it. These stories read as if they were a laboratory of thought for Hamsun to test his ideas and abilities before expanding upon them in full length novels, yet the stories collected in this book are just as exciting and worthwhile as the novels. Twenty stories ranging over every imaginable human emotion and situation, Tales of Love and Loss is a treat for all lovers of great writing. Early in his career, Nobel laureate Knut Hamsun 1859-1952 briefly experimented with the short story, releasing three short volumes before abandoning the venue entirely Hamsun never put a whole lot of stock into his short story writing, although it is quite good, and claims the third collection had merely been written as a gift to his second wife. Translated from the Norwegian by Robert Ferguson.

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Reading : Tales Of Love And Loss Hamsun Knut

tales of love and loss hamsun knut ferguson robert

For anyone with a love of Knut Hamsun, this is a wonderful addition to any Hamsun collection. The latter story, as well as the unsettling A Real Rascal, are perfect examples of Hamsun practicing his depth of moral investigations. On the Prairie is another example of character sketches, that while having no plot other than the workers getting drunk at the end of a harvest season, gives so much insight to the characters and their lives through tiny observations that the reader comes away feeling as if they have read an entire novel about the coexistence of these men. And I could see what John Fante, who I like reading, got from Hamsun. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the tales of love and loss hamsun knut gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging.

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Tales of Love & Loss by Knut Hamsun

tales of love and loss hamsun knut ferguson robert

These stories reflect the vast range of human emotions and predicaments, which Knut Hamsun so deftly and humorously styles. And, indeed, the diversity of style is one of the most interesting things about the collection. There is something telling about Hamsun's stories: the irrational thoughts, decisions and actions of man are perplexing, yet these qualities are constituent in all men. The main characters are often loners, in one manner or another, who display puzzling behavior. The stories repeatedly echo his great early novels Hunger, Pan, Mysteries and show him experimenting with various styles.

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Tales of Love & Loss by Knut Hamsun

tales of love and loss hamsun knut ferguson robert

And I could see what John Fante, who I like reading, got from Hamsun. I have read 8 novels of Hamsun and have looked forward to reading more. A fascinating glimpse into Hamsun's early short story style, which establishes many of the themes alienation, intense introspection, an almost-pagan reverence for nature that would later come to dominate such classics as Hunger, Pan and Mysteries. He apparently is undergoing a rebirth of popularity because there seemed to be more books available now than I thought he had written. The main characters are often loners, in one manner or another, who display puzzling behavior. Unfortunately, the short story is a form Hamsun largely abandoned after he cemented his reputation as a novelist--had he continued to refine his style, I feel he may now be mentioned in the same sentence as Hemingway.

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