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...]

Forethoughts: Mysteries by Knut Hamsun

Note: My afterthoughts for this novel have now been posted. And so dear reader I finally bring myself to the reading project I set up for myself in September of last year (2009). The project, christened Totally Knut, will see me chronologically … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Hamsun’s Waiting for a Bus

Hamsun's Waiting for a Bus, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Yeah I know it's a bit silly but give me a break. It's cold and lonely waiting for a bus so I popped my new pal Knut out of my bag to give me a bit of company. Of course this … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Knut Hamsun Dreamer and Dissenter

And so I move on to a linchpin in my recently announced Totally Knut reading project, Ingar Sletten Kolloen’s newly published (in English) biography on Knut Hamsun, entitled Knut Hamsun: Dreamer and Dissenter (Yale University Press). I said in my … [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...]