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Knut Pedersen (1859-1952)

Hamsun is widely considered the greatest novelist in Norwegian literature. Highly praised during his lifetime by such eminent contemporaries as Thomas Mann and André Gide, he received the 1920 Nobel Prize for literature on the merits of Markens grode (Growth of the Soil). In this novel, as in his others, Hamsun depicted the daily activities of simple, hardworking farmers and small-town folk ...