Knut Hamsun and His on Overgrown Paths Kakhaber Loria Tbilisi State University, Georgia ABSTRACT Knut Hamsun (–) is one of the. On Overgrown Paths () was written while the 90 year old Hamsun was waiting for the case of his alleged treason to come to court. On Overgrown Paths by Knut Hamsun, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The writing of this book is shown, in ahmsun, in the film Hamsundirected by Jan Troell. It also demonstrates how straight up odd he was to the kbut – gaining wisdom by watching ants; and expending more energy during this weighty, foreboding, and consequential time of his life writing about shoelaces than Hitler. I was really moved from his lonely thinking and his considerations in the hospital,in the silence and in front of the contempt of the nurses,or during the outside walkings and overgrow rare meetings with someone.

Beschrijft hij zijn verblijf in de Psychiatrische Kliniek ja, met hoofdletters, zoals Reve dat later graag zou doen – Langs overgrrown paden lijkt trouwens op het werk van Reve, zeker diens brievenboeken, maar Hamsuns laatste verscheen min of meer tegelijkertijd met Reves eerste, dus die overeenkomst moet op toeval berustendan staat er: See all 3 reviews.

Hamsun is bijna 85 als het boek begint, in feite een autobiografisch relaas over zijn laatste jaren, nadat hij was gearresteerd vanwege zijn onverholen sympathie voor Hitler en zijn nazi-Duitsland.

It is a sad ivergrown tragic book filled with pained sorrow of an old man, great in stature and contribution, but completely out of touch with his own time. Return to Book Page.


On Overgrown Paths

Please try again later. Want to Read saving…. As this book reveals, however, Hamsun was anything by mentally disturbed.

Alle namen van hen die hier vandaag aanwezig zijn zijn over honderd jaar van de aardbodem verdwenen en men herinnert ze zich niet meer, ze worden niet meer genoemd. Old and confused, Hamsun traveled to Germany to meet with Hitler, hoping, he claimed, to change the conditions of occupation in Norway. Hamsun proudly proving he could still be Hamsun – following the drift of his mind from current events to childhood memories to an encounter with a barefoot wanderer to being reinvigorated by feminine beauty with humor, concision, and wide-openness – even though he was in his 80’s and mostly deaf, going blind, and incarcerated in a hospital and an old folks’ home for working too closely with the Nazis.

Growth of the Soil Penguin Classics. Write a customer review. View all 3 comments. No eBook available Amazon. Feb 21, Sonicrob rated it it was amazing Shelves: It talks about his time in different institutions he was placed during his trial for supporting Nazies during WW2. It is really difficult to rate this book. During the war, however, his wife, a supporter of Quisling and the Nazis, traveled across the country reading from his work, particularly Growth of the Soilwhich seemed to support notions of agrarian return by a superior Aryan peasant class.

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Or the mass rapes of women in Germany or in Ciociaria,Italy? I love this writer!

Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Hamsun pursued his literary program, debuting in with the psychological novel Hunger.

It is all the same to me. Pats this book reveals, however, Hamsun was anything by mentally disturbed. No one knows how long I have sat here thinking, but I got no further than that.



Want een groot schrijver, dat is Hamsun. It’s an interesting read. Like everything in life, it is convoluted, muddled and riddled with contradiction — a book well worth Written during his trial, On Overgrown Paths is a lucid memoir that evokes Hamsun’s earlier prose of Hunger. Knut Hamsun was the greatest 20th century Norwegian novelist, winner of the Nobel Prize, and enormously beloved when the country was occupied in World War II. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It is worth remembering that he was already 80 when Hitler took over Norway and precipitated the conditions that led, years later, to Hamsun’s eventual trial. Green Integer; 1 edition August 23, Language: Views Read Edit View history.

It’s quite good, but frustra This feels like an odd place to start with Knut Hamsum, but somehow I ended hamxun with it from a used book shopping trip from years back when I picked up a stack of Green Integer Press books that someone had just dropped off, and it was only in the last month that I re-visited them and came across this. It seems to me unlikely that Hamsun was ever a Nazi or had serious Nazi sympathies. This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat Hamsun is already mostly deaf and, in the course of this book, growing blind.

Hamsun won WW2 with this. Knut Hamsun” in French.