Wayfarers: A Novel by KNUT HAMSUNWayfarers: A Novel by KNUT HAMSUN

Wayfarers: A Novel

byKNUT HAMSUNTranslated byJames Mcfarlane

Paperback | April 1, 1981

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In this Norwegian saga of restlessness, Hamsun presents young Edevart, a headstrong boy ill at ease with books, but fiercely self-determined and eager to escape his poor village of Polden. He becomes a close friend of August, a man-orphan, rootless, who sings fantastic tales of a wondrous world. In their years of seafaring, peddling, and raucous-raising-sometimes together, sometimes separated-Edevart grows in understanding, becoming a cunning businessman, experiencing the exhilaration and devastation of love and learning to enjoy the freedom of his wandering lifestyle. Nobel prize winner Hamsun expertly weaves the clashing ideologies-the draw of a comfortable home and the excitement of adventure and the sea-with Edevart's own picaresque, as it drifts between restlessness and a peaceful happiness.
Knut Pedersen Hamsun was born in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway on August 4, 1859 and grew up in poverty in Hamarøy. At the age of 17, he became an apprentice to a ropemaker and also began to dabble in writing. This eventually became his full-time career. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including The Intellectual Life of Modern Ame...
Title:Wayfarers: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.04 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 1.04 inPublished:April 1, 1981Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374515921

ISBN - 13:9780374515928