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The Road Leads on (August-triologien #3)

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They had met during their younger days, he and the widow of Theodore paa Bua. The original fusion of their passion had taken place during a golden opportunity out in the berry field--she had given him a certain look upon leaving the house and he had gone a round-about way and met her. Violence--violence and violation, but so welcome, so unimpeachable. Ay, and their affair ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published June 17th 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1933)
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Jan 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
The Road Leads On is another typical Hamsun read which provides in insight into the life of August, the main character, in his rural setting with a widow he adores. It's a mix of work, passion, and sadness. In the end, I really enjoyed reading this book.
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
The third of a trilogy set by the mature Knut Hamsun in small-town Norway. August's adventures, in a milder mode, following August and Wayfarers. It also crosses tracks with earlier Hamsun about the village of Segelfoss, where several other books are set. Touching, masterful, full of love, longings, struggles and conflicts. These late Hamsun novels are great books in which the reader can stretch out voluptuously and experience so much of human nature depicted with the author's special mix of acc ...more
May 14, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Knut Hamsun a été une figure importante de la littérature scandinave et européenne de la fin du XIXe siècle et du début du XXe siècle. Son originalité, son style, sa vision du monde ont eu une énorme influence sur de très grands écrivains. Ce n'est cependant pas son roman MAIS LA VIE CONTINUE qui a été sa plus grande réussite. Dois-je avouer que j'ai peiné à le terminer? C'est fait. Pour saisir le génie de Hamsun, je recommande plutôt de lire FAIM, ou PAN, ou L'ÉVEIL DE LA GLÈBE.

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May 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Like most of Hamsun's work not a lot actually happens, well not a lot out of the ordinary anyway. For me this book provides great insight into day to day village life in the early 1900s.

Reading his works I get the same enjoyment I do from reading anthropology. It's about the lives of real people, and it is written beautifully.

Apparently this follows on from an earlier work titled 'August' which I must try to get a hold of, both novels having the same central character.
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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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