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Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
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Jan 08, 2012

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

The book that inspired Mark Knopfler to write "Telegraph Road", chronicling the life of Isak as he builds a home in the wilderness of Norway:
"He is a settler in the wild through and through, a tiller of the soil without mercy. A figure resurrected from the past and pointing toward the future".
Hamsun acutely examines man's connection with nature and, depending on the wielder, the power of technology to enhance or possibly destroy this inherent bond.


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