Hamsun, Knut, 1859-1952

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Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) was born in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, and grew up in poverty in Hamarøy in Nordland. From early childhood he was a shoemaker’s apprentice, but was also a road worker, stonemason, junior-level teacher, and so on. He spent some years in America, travelling and working as a tram driver, and published his impressions, chiefly satirical, under the title Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv (1889) [The Intellectual Life of Modern America]. The novel Sult (1890) [Hunger] and even more so Pan (1894) led to Hamsun’s literary breakthrough and Sult is regarded as the first genuinely modern novel in Norwegian literature.
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referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
creatorOf Hamsun, Knut, 1859-1952. Pan [recurso electrónico] / Knut Hamrun. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Chakravarty, Amiya Chandra. Amiya Chakravarty collection, 1915-1978. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. Papers of Zona Gale, 1914-1937. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series IV., Author and Book Designer Files, 1911-1979 (bulk 1920-1960). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Reading Library, 1707-1961. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Hamsun, Knut. Papers. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Ruud, Martin B. (Martin Bronn), 1885-1941. Papers, 1914-<195-?> University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Zeeler, Vladimir Feofilovich, 1874-1954. Vladimir Feofilovich Zeeler Papers, ca. 1870-1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Anderson, Rasmus Björn, 1846-1936. Rasmus Björn Anderson papers, 1823-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Clifton, Neil. Hunger [music] / Neil Clifton. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series II., Alfred A. Knopf Personal, 1874-1984 (bulk 1953-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Papers, 1681-1966 (bulk 1900-1960) Houghton Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Rasmus Björn, 1846-1936. person
correspondedWith Chakravarty, Amiya Chandra. person
associatedWith Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. person
associatedWith Clifton, Neil. person
associatedWith Esquire, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Ruud, Martin B. (Martin Bronn), 1885-1941. person
associatedWith Zeeler, Vladimir Feofilovich, 1874-1954. person
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Norwegian literature


Birth 1859-08-04

Death 1952-02-19





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