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Knut Hamsun: Overview

Af Janet Garton (2003)
Knut Hamsun burst upon Norwegian literature in 1890 with a series of lectures attacking the realist writers, including Ibsen; he appealed instead for a new kind of writing, which he called `psychological literature'. His first novel, Sult (Hunger), published in the same year, embodies his theories. It is the story of a mind—a lively, fantastic ...