Knut Hamsun

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Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) was a Norwegian author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, in 1920.[1]

An obituary he wrote for Adolf Hitler[2]:9 was published on 7 May 1945 in Aftenposten (a newspaper).[3]

Personal life[change | change source]

He married Marie Hamsun. Their children include Tore Hamsun.

After death[change | change source]

In 1978, Gabriel Langfeldt released a book that listed the entire [written] statement of the court-appointed [medical] experts, from Hamsun's trial;[4] spokesman for the Hamsun family - Leif Hamsun (a grandchild of Knut Hamsun) - said that after Langfeldt revealed my grandparents [privileged interviews with court-appointed experts], there is little that is private anymore.[2]:10

Publication (in 2017) of notes written by Hamsun's psychoanalyst[change | change source]

Hamsun voluntarily went to psychoanalysis during 1926 to 1928; the psychoanalyst made notes.

Notes from the psychoanalysis of Hamsun, were published in 2017; the photocopied notes were from [Hamsun's appointments] with his psychoanalyst; photocopied notes were part of [a work of] art that was published in Vagant [a magazine].[2]:9[5]

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • 1877 Den Gaadefulde. En kjærlighedshistorie fra Nordland (The name of the author, is listed as Knud Pedersen.)
  • 1878 Et Gjensyn (Published as Knud Pedersen Hamsund)
  • 1878 Bjørger (Published as Knud Pedersen Hamsund)
  • 1889 Lars Oftedal. Udkast (11 articles, previously printed in Dagbladet)
  • 1889 Fra det moderne Amerikas Aandsliv (The Spiritual Life of Modern America)
  • 1890 Sult (Hunger)
  • 1892 Mysterier (Mysteries)
  • 1893 Redaktør Lynge
  • 1893 Ny Jord (Shallow Soil)
  • 1894 Pan (Pan)
  • 1895 Ved Rigets Port (At the Gate of the Kingdom)
  • 1896 Livets Spil (The Game of Life)
  • 1897 Siesta
  • 1898 Aftenrøde. Slutningspil
  • 1898 Victoria. En kjærlighedshistorie (Victoria)
  • 1902 Munken Vendt. Brigantines saga I
  • 1903 I Æventyrland. Oplevet og drømt i Kaukasien (In Wonderland)
  • 1903 Dronning Tamara, play
  • 1903 Kratskog
  • 1904 Det vilde Kor, poetry (The Wild Choir)
  • 1904 Sværmere (Mothwise, 1921), (Dreamers)
  • 1905 Stridende Liv. Skildringer fra Vesten og Østen
  • 1906 Under Høststjærnen. En Vandrers Fortælling (Under the Autumn Star)
  • 1908 Benoni Benoni
  • 1908 Rosa: Af Student Parelius' Papirer (Rosa)
  • 1909 En Vandrer spiller med Sordin (A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings)
  • 1909 En Vandrer spiller med Sordin (Wanderers)
  • 1910 Livet i Vold, play (In the Grip of Life)
  • 1912 Den sidste Glæde (The Last Joy; also known as Look Back in Happiness)
  • 1913 Børn av Tiden (Children of the Age)
  • 1915 Segelfoss By 1 (Volume 1) (Segelfoss Town)
  • 1915 Segelfoss By 2 (Volume 2) (Segelfoss Town)
  • 1917 Markens Grøde 1 (Growth of the Soil)
  • 1917 Markens Grøde 2
  • 1918 Sproget i Fare
  • 1920 Konerne ved Vandposten I (The Women at the Pump)
  • 1920 Konerne ved Vandposten II
  • 1923 Siste Kapitel I (Volume 1) (The Last Chapter)
  • 1923 Siste Kapitel II (Volume 2) (The Last Chapter)
  • 1927 Landstrykere I (Wayfarers)
  • 1927 Landstrykere II
  • 1930 August I (Volume 1) (August)
  • 1930 August II (Volume 2) (August)
  • 1933 Men Livet lever I (Volume 1) (The Road Leads On)
  • 1933 Men Livet lever II (Volume 2) (The Road Leads On)
  • 1936 Ringen sluttet (The Ring is Closed)
  • 1949 Paa gjengrodde Stier (On Overgrown Paths)

Nobel Prize-winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer translated some of his works.

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