Knut Hamsun and His on Overgrown Paths Kakhaber Loria Tbilisi State University, Georgia ABSTRACT Knut Hamsun (–) is one of the. On Overgrown Paths () was written while the 90 year old Hamsun was waiting for the case of his alleged treason to come to court. On Overgrown Paths by Knut Hamsun, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The writing of this book is shown, in part, in the film Hamsundirected by Jan Troell.

On Overgrown Paths

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. During the war, however, his wife, a supporter of Quisling and the Nazis, traveled across the country reading from his work, particularly Growth of the Soil hamshn, which seemed to support notions of agrarian return by a superior Aryan peasant class. Then, after the second world war, after the harassment, the trial and humilation of the country’s great literate hero, after the psycological hospital and the statement that Hamsun was old and senile hamsub could not stand responsible for his thoughts and actions – then in this fantastic book was published for the first time.

Written by a 90 year old Knut Overgroen, it is a document from the time, a diary of what happened to him and which were his thoughts. It seems to me unlikely that Hamsun was ever a Nazi or had serious Nazi sympathies.

The meeting ended disastrously, and after the war, Hamsun was arrested for his Nazi sympathy. Between scenes such as those, and Hamsun’s memories and preoccupations, the old ways of living are made powerfully present again.

A Nobel laureate deeply beloved by his countrymen, Hamsun was now reviled as a traitor—as long as his sanity was not called into question. The book Knut Hamsun wrote while mostly confined in mental institutions awaiting his trial for treason after World War II.

A book anybody should read and find pleasure from. Jan 26, Evan Knudsen rated it it was amazing Shelves: LOM,Bosnian and French.

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But what really sparkles, are the collection of “trifles. It’s an interesting read. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.


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In my opinion no one should be punished so hard,or even judged as a criminal,just because of his opinions. A Nobel laureate deeply beloved by his countrymen, Hamsun was now reviled as a traitor–as long as his sanity was not I’ve been looking for Growth of the Soil used for a while now, and only in the last week finally found a copy of Hunger, but I decided to go ahead and give this a shot. This book is sort of an atonement for all the praise and approval he gave to Nazis during the WW2, meeting Hitler, writing a eulogy for Hitler “Hitler was a warrior, a warrior for humankind and a preacher of the gospel of justice for all nations.

The only mention of his actions during the war come from a transcription of his testimony when his case was finally heard. Written while in police custody after WWII for his outspoken Nazi sympathies and support of the Quisling government during the German occupation of Norway, On Overgrown Paths is Hamsun’s apologia.

It’s a very good book if you are interested in first hand facts about how author experienced the whole process, but it’s not really interesting and there is a lot of memories written as well and, to be honest, I don’t really see the point of them there, but they are well written. Ook in dit boek, zijn pahts, blijkt dat. Trivia About On Overgrown Paths. Books by Knut Hamsun. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Open Preview See a Problem? The meeting ended disastrously, and after the war, Hamsun was arrested for his Nazi sympathy. Or the carsic Foibe in Italy,and the concentration camps of Tito,but also of english and americans?

Old and confused, Hamsun traveled to Germany to meet with Hitler, hoping, he claimed, to change the conditions of occupation in Norway.

I was really moved from his lonely ocergrown and his considerations in the hospital,in the silence and in front of the contempt of the nurses,or during the outside o and the rare meetings with someone. How can we consider Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Views Read Edit View history. In the film, Hamsun is portrayed by Swedish actor Max von Sydow. Goed, patriotisme dus, maar daarmee praat je niet alles recht. While waiting for his postponed trail, he started writing this book in order to tell the truth. Dat hij hij het deed voor zijn vaderland. I thought I might be able to say something fine and striking about snow and winter, but I failed. But, for what is here, it’s fantastic.


Once the war ended, Hamsun and we can’t forget his wife, who may have been more pro-Nazi, became ready targets for the mood of vengeance that naturally grabbed hold of a formerly occupied country.

And we, his close followers, bow our heads at his death. Write a customer review. Knut Hamsun was the greatest 20th century Norwegian patsh, winner of the Nobel Prize, and enormously beloved when the country was occupied in World War II. Was hij overleden toen hij, zeg 71 jaar oud was wat ook een respectabele leeftijd geweest zou zijndan was het geweest, en had die hele geschiedenis van zijn sympathie voor de nazi’s hem nooit achtervolgd. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

He insisted that the intricacies of the human mind ought to be the main object of modern literature, to describe the “whisper of the blood, and the pleading of the bone marrow”. Jan 23, Amorfna rated it liked it Shelves: It is really difficult to rate this book. Green Integer; 1 edition August 23, Language: Want to Read saving….

No one is without fault; and it should be more honest,i think, just to punish someone because his party has lost a overrown. It is just unbelievable that it overgrwon written by a 90 year old man, whom when he died inwith this book left his final footprint, in history and in literature. It also demonstrates how straight up odd he was to the end – gaining wisdom by watching ants; and expending more energy during this weighty, foreboding, and consequential time of his life writing about shoelaces than Hitler.