The following links to Hamsun are highly recommended:

The Hamsun -family:

Do you want to read more ABOUT Hamsun?
Innumerable books have been written. I would have liked to mention all, but that would have been a book in itself. Special emphasis should however be payed to the following:

  • Larsen, Lars Frode: Den unge Hamsun (Chr.Schibsteds Forlag, Oslo, 1998) Radikaleren (Chr.Schibsteds Forlag, Oslo, 2001) and Tilværelsens udlænding Hamsun ved gjennembruddet 1891-1893. (Chr. Schibsteds Forlag, Oslo, 2002.)
  • Hamsun, Tore: Min Far (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo, 1952, 1959, 1992)
  • Næss, Harald S.: Knut Hamsuns Brev 1879-1950 (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo 1994-2000)
  • Kolloen, Ingar Sletten: Svermeren (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo 2003) and Erobreren (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo 2004)
  • Haugan, Jørgen: Solgudens fall (Aschehoug, Oslo 2004)
  • Combüchen, Sigrid: Livsklättaren En bok om Knut Hamsun (Albert Bonniers forlag 2006)

Furthermore, the Hamsun Society has published a fine series of books with among others the presentations at the litterature seminars. They can be bought directly at the Hamsun Society.


Hamsun Selskapet (Hamsun Society)
Postboks 31
N-8298 Hamarøy

Toril Halmøy
Tel: +47 75765101

Hamsun Society's news: Hamsun-Nytt:
Editor: Nils Magne Knutsen

Hamsun Selskapet
Chairperson: Hege Faust

Hamsun laget i Lom
Chairperson: Torunn Kjøk

Hamsun Selskapet, section Oslo
Chairperson: Hege Faust

Other Hamsun societies:

Stiftelsen Ibsen Hamsun, Grimstad
Chairman: Torolf Kroglund

Knut Hamsun's Society in Caucasus
Olga Zhgenti
Tbilisi 380071, Georgia
Ioseliani  st. 37, app. 96
Tel: +995 99 27 18 15

And finally the home of this website:

Kirsten Hedvig Rasmussen
Rhode-Island-Allee 9
D-76149 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 9714360
Mobile: +45 30577674
Cottage: +45 97338547


Internet: (english) (dansk/norsk) (deutsch)

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