Dreamers by Knut HamsunDreamers by Knut Hamsun

Dreamers

byKnut Hamsun

Paperback | May 1, 1996

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The midnight sun illumines more than fishing and fjords in this remote northern Norwegian village. In fact, half-baked schemes and hilarity abound. Big Ove Rolandsen, telegraph operator, mad scientist, and local Casanova, trades wits, fists, and kisses with a host of quirky neighbors. He serenades the curate's wife and fights a drunken giant, but taking on Trader Mack, the town's fish-glue magnate, is a more difficult matter. Knut Hamsun, author of the acclaimed Hunger and winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize for Literature, renders the dreams and dramas of these townsfolk with a delightfully light touch. Robert Bly has written that Hamsun has a magnifying glass on his eye, like a jeweler's," and Dreamers gleams like a perfect, semi-precious stone. "
Knut Pedersen Hamsun was born in Lom, Norway on August 4, 1860 and grew up in poverty on the Lofoten Islands. At the age of 17, Hamsun became an apprentice to a ropemaker and also began to dabble in writing. This eventually became his full-time career. The author of the books The Intellectual Life of Modern America, Hunger, and Pan, Ha...
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Title:DreamersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.37 inPublished:May 1, 1996Publisher:New Directions

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811213218

ISBN - 13:9780811213219

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The midnight sun illumines more than fishing and fjords in this remote, northern Norwegian village. In fact, half-baked schemes and hilarity abound. Big Ove Rolandsen, telegraph operator, mad scientist, and local Casanova, trades wits, fists, and kisses with a host of quirky neighbors. He serenades the curate's wife and fights a drunken giant, but taking on Trader Mack, the town's fish-glue magnate, is a more difficult matter. Knut Hamsun, author of the acclaimed Hunger and winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize for Literature, renders the dreams and dramas of these townsfolk with a delightfully light touch.