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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A different beast than the other Hamsun novels I’ve read. The writing of this book is shown, in part, in the film Hamsundirected by Jan Troell.

I love this writer! I suppose it’s my own fault for hoping that he would write about his actions during the war – from what I can tell he never did – but I did expect that, and as such I did not like this as much as I probably should have. Written by a 90 year old Knut Hamsun, it is a document knuh the time, a diary of what happened to him and which were his thoughts.

Write a customer review. God zegent ook het zwijgen. 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.

On Overgrown Paths

Aug 21, Kevin rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is for those The book Knut Hamsun wrote while mostly confined in mental institutions awaiting his trial for treason after World War II.

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 and could not stand responsible for his thoughts and actions – then in this fantastic book was published for the first time.

And his hopes that Norway could ultimately benefit from German victories were a form of patriotism, although one his fellow countrymen did not understand or believe.


And we, his close followers, bow our heads at his death. It is all the same to me.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Quotes from On Overgrown Paths. One last bit of Hamsun’s writing might be the best way to end this review, and something of the man to leave with anybody who has made it through my comments here. Hamsun i psihijatar dr Langfeldt. Apart from the persecution of the Jews,have the Nazis behaved so much different from the other armies?

Thus may the ordinary Western European look at Adolf Hitler. In the film, Hamsun is portrayed by Swedish actor Max von Sydow. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Esencial para comprender la vida y obra de este maravilloso autor. But, for what is here, it’s fantastic.

It is a sad and tragic book filled with pained sorrow of an old man, great in stature and contribution, but completely out of touch with his own time. In my opinion no one should be punished so hard,or even judged as a criminal,just because of his opinions. One might think Hamsun was demented old man considering his collaboration with Nazis and fact that he sent his Nobel medal to Goebbels out of gratitude for all the ‘good’ he’s done in Europebut this book shows he was lucid and very much self aware.

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Knut Hamsun was the greatest 20th century Hamsn novelist, winner of the Nobel Prize, and enormously beloved when the country was occupied in World War II. No one is without fault; and it should be more honest,i think, just to punish someone because his party has lost a war.

Donald Ford dford midrivers. Written in the years where Hamsun was confined – in a hospital, an old-person’s home, a mental hospital, and then the old-person’s home again – while awaiting his trial for Treason for his support of the Nazi’s during their occupation of Norwaythis is mostly a recounting of what he did during his confinement, along with a meditation on aging.


Throughout the book he seems intent on disproving the very defense concocted by authorities to save his reputation: Wat is zijn verdediging al schrijft Hamsun zelf dat hij zich niet wil verdedigen? How he evokes the land itself, and gives his appreciation or at least understanding of forces greater than our little human doings and voices, still impresses me with its enduring worldview: Page count correction 2 11 Dec 28, Humsun was in police custody due to his expressed Nazi sympathies.

But what really sparkles, are the collection of “trifles. Dec 26, Boris overgrowj it really liked it. My library Help Advanced Book Overhrown. Account Options Sign hansun. It talks about his time in different hamsjn he was placed during his trial for supporting Nazies during WW2.

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Fortunately i have forgotten the injustices,that he had to suffer in the final part of the book too. Some people have written that this is not the best place to start with Hamsun. No eBook available Amazon. And especially then if he is so old. It is a sad and tragic book filled with pained sorrow of an old man, great in stature and contribution, but completely out of touch with his own time.

LOM,Bosnian and French. From inside the book. Like everything in life, it is convoluted, muddled and riddled with contradiction — a book well worth tracking down and reading.

I was really moved from his lonely thinking and his considerations in the hospital,in the silence and in front of the contempt of the nurses,or during the outside walkings and the rare meetings with someone.