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Lot #    16891
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 11:05:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Pan
Title (Hebrew)    το
Author    Knut Hamsun (Knut Pedersen)
City    New York
Publisher    Kadimah Publishing Association
Publication Date    1919
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only Hebrew edition. 169 pp., 8 vo., 177:116 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Hebrew translation by M. Lipson of Papirer Glahns Thomas Loeitnant af, (Coopenhagen 1894) by Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 - February 19, 1952) leading Norwegian author, born in Lom under the name of Knud Pedersen.

He first received acclaim for his 1890 novel Sult, translated as Hunger. The semi-autobiographical work described a young writer's descent into near madness as a result of hunger and poverty. In many ways, the novel presages the writings of Franz Kafka and other twentieth-century novelists, who explored the madness of the contemporary human condition. The book has since become one of the most influential novels of the 20th century.

Other important works by Hamsun include Pan (1894) and The Growth of the Soil (1917), for which he received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1920.

Despite his immense popularity in Norway and around the world, Hamsun's reputation waned considerably because of his support of Vidkun Quisling's Nazi regime during World War II. Following a meeting with Joseph Goebbels in 1943, he sent Goebbels his Nobel Prize medal as a gift. Hamsun did meet with Adolf Hitler, however, and tried to have him remove Josef Terboven from the position of Reichskommissar of Norway.

After the war, he was confined for several months in a psychiatric hospital for tests to determine his sanity. However, in 1948 he was fined 325,000 kroner for collaboration.

          
Reference
Description
   Deinard 665; CD-EPI 0118703; http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Hamsun_Knut.html
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Literature
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica