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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Hamsun is beloved for numerous novels written from the 1890s through the 1930s. Rosa, whose characters are related to those in his Pan, was originally one of his most popular fictions. This new translation reveals, for the first time, the linguistic and structural subtleties of Hamsun's language and storytelling art.
Paperback, 254 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Sun and Moon Press (first published 1908)
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Dec 29, 2013 Ahmad marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
پیش از این کتاب ، نخست باید «پان» را بخوانید
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"You play all the games of life and then you have none left." -Edvarda (Knut Hamsun, ROSA)
Masterpiece. Be sure to read this after you read PAN. Also best to plow through HUNGER, DREAMERS and UNDER THE AUTUMN STAR before hitting ROSA, if at all possible. Simply an exquisite piece of literature.
She was no doubt used to his utter cynicism, but a shudder went through her all the same, and he saw it.
"Of course, of course!" he sneered. "You're terribly dismayed and so forth! But once I get paid I d...more
Sep 03, 2010 wigwam marked it as abandoned
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9/25 - I am giving up on this, as well as Hamsun for a while. He certainly has slightly weaker books and this might be one, along with Benoni and Shallow Soil. They're longer, older, about commerce and village gossip, and very light on the bipolar beauty of Hunger and Pan and the little gossip-romances like Dreamers and Victoria. Rosa/Benoni also drags down under weird perspective and scope goals which I hope Hamsun got out of his system in this early stuff. I look forward to returning to him wi...more
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Nov 27, 2011 Katie rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Everyone loves Rosa, her husband Arentsen,who has mysteriously disappeared, her ex-suitor Hartvigsen, and even the young painter/narrator Parelius.
It was the most boring book that I've ever read!
Jan 18, 2010 Rosa rated it 2 of 5 stars
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ترجمه قاسم صنعوی واقعا بد بود!!
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920 "for his monumental work, Growth of the Soil." He insisted that the intricacies of the human mind ought to be the main object of modern literature, to describe the "whisper of the blood, and the pleading of the bone marrow". Hamsun pursued his literary program, debuting in 1890 with the psychological novel Hunger.
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