Monday, February 27, 2006

Knut Hamsun

Imagine my surprise when reading a new translation of Knut Hamsun's novel Victoria to read in the introduction that this favorite author of mine was invited to speak in the United States by Minneapolis Unitarian minister Kristofer Janson.

I know Hamsun was a fascist and Nazi-sympathizer (although he complained to Hitler about the German troops' behavior in his country, and his wife was imprisoned for three years by the Nazis, I think). But his literature is beautiful, although I've never read it in Norwegian, obviously.

I still prefer the Stallybras translation of Victoria.

Don't miss Hunger.
And Pan.
Great reads.


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