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By Knut Hamsun, Sverre Lyngstad (Translator), Brad Leithauser (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143105107
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2007

MARCH 2017

"Growth of the Soil impresses me as among the very best novels I have ever read. It is wholly beautiful; it is saturated with wisdom and humor and tenderness." -- H.G. Wells

I keep coming back to this book in my mind, even years after first reading it. Winner of the Nobel Prize in 1920, this novel tells the life of a man named Isak and his family in rural Norway. Demonstrating his aversion to modernity, Hamsun's characters' relationship with the land and nature hearkens back to a simpler time. But the human heart is anything but simple. 

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