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Hamsun

[hahm-soo n] /ˈhɑm sʊn/
noun
1.
Knut
[knoot] /knut/ (Show IPA),
1859–1952, Norwegian novelist: Nobel Prize 1920.
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  • Hamsun has returned, as it were, to the scene of his passionate youth, but in altered guise.

    Mothwise Knut Hamsun
  • Then, without warning, Hamsun enters upon a new phase of power.

    Mothwise Knut Hamsun
  • Then, with Growth of the Soil, Hamsun achieves his greatest triumph.

    Mothwise Knut Hamsun
  • The truth, however, is that Hamsun stands today where he has always stood.

    Pan Knut Hamsun
  • Problems do not enter into the novels of Hamsun in the same manner as they did into the plays of Ibsen.

    Pan Knut Hamsun
  • Hamsun would not be the artist he is if he were less deceptive.

    Pan Knut Hamsun
  • There are interferences, however, and it is from these that Hamsun's problems spring.

    Pan Knut Hamsun
  • From what has just been said one might conclude that the spirit of Hamsun is fundamentally unsocial.

    Pan Knut Hamsun
  • In telling of his childhood, Hamsun says that the animals and birds became his friends.

    Knut Hamsun Hanna Astrup Larsen
  • Few have explored the abysses of suffering through which Hamsun leads his hero.

    Knut Hamsun Hanna Astrup Larsen
British Dictionary definitions for Hamsun

Hamsun

/Norwegian ˈhamsun/
noun
1.
Knut, (knuːt), pen name of Knut Pedersen. 1859–1952, Norwegian novelist, whose works include The Growth of the Soil (1917): Nobel prize for literature 1920
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