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Winter Escapism: ‘Growth of the Soil’ by Knut Hamsun

I very nearly didn’t pick ‘Growth of the Soil’ for my Nordic literature project.  I’d read ‘Hunger,’ which is probably Hamsun’s most famous work in England, and hadn’t enjoyed it much.  Then after the bleak misery of Laxness’s ‘Independent People‘ I wasn’t … Continue reading

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