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Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
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Sep 25, 2007 | ISBN 9780143105107

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By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

“Knut Hamsun’s writing is magical, his sentences are glowing, he could write about anything and make it alive.” —Karl Ove Knausgaard, The New York Times Book Review

Growth of the Soil was a worldwide sensation . . . and almost from the day of publication there were rumors that Hamsun would win the Nobel Prize. . . . Singer admitted to being ‘hypnotized’ by him; Hesse called him his favorite writer; Hemingway recommended his novels to Scott Fitzgerald; Gide compared him to Dostoyevsky, but believed Hamsun was ‘perhaps even more subtle.’ The list of those who loved his sly, anarchic voice is long.” —The New Yorker

“Growth of the Soil impresses me as among the very greatest novels I have ever read. It is wholly beautiful; it is saturated with wisdom and humor and tenderness.” —H. G. Wells 

“The whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from Hamsun.” —Isaac Bashevis Singer

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