Forethoughts: Shallow Soil by Knut Hamsun

Having now come to the end of the first novel I was reading for my Totally Knut reading project, it's time to move on to the second - Shallow Soil (Ny Jord), the fourth of Hamsun’s novels to be published, in the autumn of 1893 [1. I’m having to skip … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: Mysteries by Knut Hamsun

In a Nutshell: Dense and somewhat odd, Mysteries is a novel best suited to the more patient and thoughtful reader. Perseverance with this one can bring reward however, as Mysteries emerges as one of those few novels which has the ability to change a … [Read more...]

Introducing my ‘Totally Knut’ reading project

On this 150th anniversary year of the birth of Knut Hamsun, it gives me great pleasure to present to you my latest and greatest (to date) reading project, called Totally Knut. It was a little over a year ago that I began reading one of the most … [Read more...]