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09.11.2017, Aarhus: Into depths! Hunger by Knut Hamsun.
Thursday 9. November at 7:00 pm Cand.stud. Lærke Maria Nielsen will give an introduction to Knut Hamsun's epic work Hunger. Afterwards there will be opportunity to discuss the novel in plenum. Where: Åby Bibliotek, Aarhus.
Read more here.

20-24.11.2017, Oslo: An entire week devoted Growth of the Soil. Hamsun's kingdom is moved to the capital Oslo including cod-drying racks, literary-culinary treasures, readings and debates.
Source: Lokalavisa Nordsalten.

This year it is 100 years since Growth of the Soil was published, the novel that 1920 secured Knut Hamsun the Nobel price.
There will be plenty of time for celebrations during the year. We'll inform as soon as we are notified about any events.

Also in - seen from Scandinavia - distant India is Knut Hamsun an icon and inspiration for young people. In the newspaper The Hindu you may read a captivating and personal experience of a young indian woman having read Knut Hamsun: www.thehindu.com

Into depths!
Would you like to dig deeper into the books you read? You will get the opportunity to do so this autmn in Åby Bibliotek, Aarhus. The library will start a series of open reading circles called Into depths!  
First event will be a more general introduction to literary analysis for beginners. In the following evenings, classical works will be presented followed by open discussions on the works.
Read more: www.aakb.dk

Villa from 1930 belonging to former Hollywood star for sale for 10 million Dollars.
What on earth has this to do with Knut Hamsun? Well, as Mansion Global writes, the house in spanish hacienda-style had belonged to the actress Lupita Tovar and her agent/husband Paul Kohner. To raise money to buy the mansion Kohner had to sell the rights to Hamsun's Victoria. Luckily it was later possible to re-acquire these rights and Kohner's son could co-produce the Victoria film from 2013. An interesting point is also that the house was a regular haven for european migrants in Los Angeles at that time.
Read the whole article at Mansion Global.

Still missing Hamsun souvenirs from the jubilee in 2009?
Both in 1959 for the 100 jubilee and in 2009 for the 150 jubilee coins and medals were issued. They pop up from time to time for sale. Have a look for example ar Kölner Münzkabinett.

 

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