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On Overgrown Paths
Series No.: 022
ISBN: 978-1-892295-10-1, Pages: 231
Norwegian Literature, Fiction
Author winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
On Overgrown Paths was written after World War II, at a time when Hamsun was in police custody for his openly expressed Nazi sympathies during the German occupation of Norway, 1940-45. A Nobel laureate deeply beloved by his countrymen, Hamsun was now reviled as a traitoras long as his sanity was not called into question.
However, the psychiatric report declared him to be sane, but concluded that his mental faculties were "permanently impaired." This conclusion was emphatically refuted by the publication, in 1949, of On Overgrown Paths, Hamsun's apologia. In its creative élan, this book, filled with the proud sorrow of an old man, miraculously recalls the spirit of Hamsun's early novels, with their reverence for nature, absurdist humor, and quirky flights of fancy.
This edition is the first authoritative English translation of Hamsun's last work, a work which stood at the center of the recent film Hamsun.
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