What: Hamsun plaque

Where: Thereses Gate 49, 0354 Oslo, Norway

Here it is: Thereses Gate lies between the stadium Bislett and Stensparken/Fagerborg church.

On initiative of the literary scientist Lars Frode Larsens a plaque was unveiled on June 14th 2003 on the wall of the house Theresesgade 49, where Hamsun lived from 1902-04. Here his daughter Victoria was born. The plaque is the first official Hamsun memorial in the capital of Norway.

In a letter from October 7th 1902 to Wentzel Hagelstam, Hamsun writes: "Dear Hagelstam. I'm sitting in a café writing these words... I am not at home now and do not know if I have received all copies of Atenćum, that you so kindly send me and which is highly appreciated every time. - I have now a small daughter, she is so tiny and beautiful and good, God bless you.... Thousand best wishes to you and Mrs from Knut Hamsun."

© Kirsten Hedvig Rasmussen www.hamsun.at