Tremendously good video. I just finished this novel this morning and consider it the finest book I've read in the last twelve months. One of those all-too-rare novels, like The Magic Mountain or Anna Karenina, which seem to contain all of life. Just staggering. This was my sixth Hamsun novel, and immediately my favorite.
"His reputation is RIGHTFULLY MARRED..."
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I read this back in 1984 but I can still remember it - biblical and mythic would be right! It remains the only Hamsun I have read though. Obviously I was a much younger reader then but I didn’t really find his beliefs intruding too blatantly. Overall the story seems to be in the long established Scandinavian tradition of man farming the land and coping badly with change (Independent People would be another) but it is a powerful story.
Interesting review. I've read Hamsun's 'Hunger' and enjoyed it, if one can say 'enjoy' with respect to the physical and mental decay of the protagonist -- and I have his 'Children of the Age' and 'Segelfoss Town' on my shelf awaiting my attention one day. I've known about his past, and I'll leave it at that.
I want to read The Sharks by Jens Bjørneboe. What are your impressions of this author? If I’m correct he may be better known for a trilogy. All the same I am interested in discovering him and I thought I caught a glimpse of his works in a photo. I’m also curious if you’ve read Karin Boye?
I find myself reluctant to prioritize reading Hamsun. I have a copy of Growth of the Soil that’s published by the Modern Library, thus not this translation. If you’ve had any exposure to the previous translation, could you make a recommendation. Knowing which translation of a work to invest in is difficult! Regardless, I think if I were to read him, I would be most interested in either Hunger or Mysteries, probably Hunger.
Have you read Everything Like Before (Kjell Askildsen) yet? I’m so obsessed. I’ve already read it twice and as long as I can keep renewing it (from library), I’m keeping it around to dip back into. As much as I want to just buy it, I’m still only 9 months in to a year long goal of not buying any books. My resolution does have one exception: I can spend up to $50 on work by this year’s Nobel laureate (announced October) if I should so-choose. But that’s besides the point: Askildsen stories, man! Sometimes very reminiscent of some of the icier Vesaas vibes; but that’s only apparent sometimes. Most of the time, very unique. Would love to see a review! Also, would love to hear your thoughts on Jon Fosse and Dag Salstad!
I was watching a video the other day of Michael Silverblatt talking to students (at Cornell I think?) and somewhere in the autobiographical sketch he gave there was a watershed moment when his younger self realized -with horror!!-that the direction of his reading had turned him into ". . . a fan!", and that he needed to somehow course correct in order to be a better reader. I think his implied framework of not being "a fan" of any author, including those whose works you cherish most, is interesting: possibly helpful in relation to the 'art-artist problem'. With most of my favorite books I find myself reading against a nagging awareness of one or another of the author's beliefs (one example: Dostevsky's overall big ideas are underwhelming) but I guess authors like Hampsun, or Celine or Sade really REALLY test the ability to compartmentalize. One thing to be said for engaging with these types of writers is that it muddles a flagwavy worldview according to which bad people are simply 'stupid', simply 'un-empathetic' across the board, 'uneducated'/ simply lacking a copy of David Copperfield, etc, when the reality is actually more disturbing and contradictory and hard to make sense of.
Anyway, good topic.
Your reviews are so in depth and amazing, I’ve been juggling whether or not to invest my reading time on Hamsun. But now I think I’ll give him a go
Charles Bukowski was an admirer of Hamsun.
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