What: Hamsun plaque

Where: Storgata/Langes gata, Lillehammer, Norway

Here it is: From the E6 drive towards Lillehammer centre on the Mesnadalsvegen. In the centre keep right on the Kirkegata until Langes gata. The plaque is placed at the upper entrance to the Søndre park at the corner of Storgata and Langes gata.

During the Norwegian Literary Festival in May 2009 the president of the Nansen-school, Dag Hareide, unveiled the plaque. The stone is the last in a series of 25 stones with quotations from Norsk litterær kanon (2008), placed in the streets of downtown Lillehammer.

The Hamsun-quotation "Vil De tillate meg å ta Dem litt på puffen?" ("Would you allow me to touch you be the puff?") has been chosen by Karl Ove Knausgård, in his article on Hamsun's Mysteries in the book Norsk litterær kanon published in 2008. Source: The National Library

© Kirsten Hedvig Rasmussen www.hamsun.at