The Life of Knut Hamsun
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 453pp.
The beginning of Robert Ferguson's introduction is arresting. 'If they've heard of him at all, people tend to know two things about Knut Hamsun: that he wrote Hunger, and that he met Hitler. But beyond that he produced novels that have had a decisive effect on European and American literature of the twentieth century. In this book, the first biography, Robert Ferguson brilliantly gets the measure of this awkward, paradoxical writer, or, as he calls him 'a multiple paradox, a living riddle; a human question-mark'.
This copy is in very good condition.