Like so many Europeans before him, Louter is attracted to this renegade and still under-recognized American writer -- following in the wake of Nathaniel West, anticipating Charles Bukowski -- partly for his outsider status, and partly for his brilliant, bitter expression of dread and existence that echoes the work of Scandinavian master Knut Hamsun
Pero Rulfo personalmente no reconoce estas influencias, sino mas bien la de algunos escritores nordicos como Knut Hamsun
y el ruso Boris Pigmiac.
Meanwhile, a complete set of magazines from 1851 to which the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen had contributed fetched NOK125,000, while two letters written by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun
sold for NOK5,000 and NOK28,000.
Holderlin, Strindberg, Ibsen and Hamsun
as a precocious adolescent, as
Of peasant origin, Hamsun
had almost no formal education.
Between times, they could browse among Nordic handcraft exhibits or build up their literary background by pondering library displays devoted to Knut Hamsun
and Hans Christian Andersen.
Quentin, as Daufenbach demonstrates, "creates" his father just as he "creates" important scenes in The Sound and the Fury; as an artist manque he is a figure whose like we meet in the young neurasthenics, "the men of nerves," in the works of Hofmannsthal, Thomas Mann and - I would add - Knut Hamsun
More significant influences on Singer's growing skepticism and his ultimate, personal resolution of the various contradictory claims to belief and doubt that he embraced were his elder brother, writer <IR> ISRAEL JOSHUA SINGER, </IR> the pantheistic philosophy of Spinoza, secular and modernist writers like Knut Hamsun
, August Strindberg, and E.
Gjellerup (Den) and Hendrik Pontoppidan (Den); 1918, none; 1919, Carl Spitteler (Switz); 1920, Knut Hamsun
(Norw); 1921, Anatole France (Fr); 1922, Jacinto Benavente y Martinez (Sp); 1923, William Butler Yeats (Ir); 1924, Wladislaw S.
This identification with the narrator of Hamsun
's Hunger continues through the years, and even as late as interviews in the 1960s Miller maintains that it was this Norwegian who he most wanted to emulate as a writer: "I've always mentioned Dostoevsky was my great passion, surely, but actually, from the standpoint of writing, the way of writing, the style and so on, hardly anyone knows that it was Knut Hamsun
who was my--the man I was trying to model myself on.
Y si, claro, platicabamos de Knut Hamsun
y de Faulkner y de Camus y de Melville, todo revuelto.
Lo mismo hizo con otras obras, como su primer largometraje, Dilemma, basado en la novela Un mundo de extranos de la sudafricana Nadine Gordiner, rodado clandestinamente en Sudafrica en 1961, y su obra maestra, Hambre, basada en la novela homonima del Nobel noruego Knut Hamsun
, premiada en el Festival de Cannes en 1966.