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Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
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Oct 25, 08

Read in October, 2008

I tried reading this after first reading Hunger a long time ago, and couldn't get past the first three or four pages since the lifescape they showed seemed pastoral and boring. Trying again all these years later, I'm struck by Hamsun's ability of "magic realism" here, long before anybody made up that tag. No crafty plot per se, just unfolding details. I think this is the one that won him the Nobel prize.
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