Knut Hamsun regnes for å være en av Norges mest betydelige diktere og forfattere og fikk i 1920 Nobel-prisen i litteratur. Hans mest kjente verker er kanskje ‘Sult’, ‘Pan’ og ‘Victoria’. Mot slutten av sitt liv utviklet han sympatier for den tyske okkupasjonsmakten, noe mange nordmenn aldri tilga ham.
På Hamarøy, like sør for Lofoten, er det opprettet et eget Hamsun-museum!
Knut Hamsun is often seen as one of Norways most distiguished author and poet and in 1920 he was awarded the Nobel price in litterature. His best known books may be ‘Sult’ (Hunger), ‘Pan’ and ‘Victoria’. Towards the end of his life he developed sympathies for the German occupants (1940-45), something that a great many Norwegians never forgave him.
On Hamarøy, just south of Lofoten, there has been built a museum in honor of Hamsun.
The Hamsun Museum lies beautifully located by the sea with a wonderful view overlooking the fjord.
Up close, the Hamsun Museum – like the man himself – is somewhat extraordinary in its shape.
I 1948 avsa Norges Høyesterett en fellende dom over Hamsuns forhold til okkupasjonsmakten. Dette aksepterte han aldri og i ren protest valgte han å nedlegge sitt forfatterskap.
In 1948 The Supreme Court of Norway passed a final judgement on his dealings with the German occupants. This he never really accepted and retaliated by ending his authorship.
Other things are placed in transparent showcases for public display –
Here you may read Hamsun – digitally -, something the authour probably never through his whole life envisioned possible 🙂
Hamarøy er et vakkert sted! Og får du noen gang sjansen, så bør du stoppe en stund her for å nyte roen, naturen og finne deg selv!
Hamarøy is a beautiful place! An if you ever get the chance, you ought to stop here for a while – enjoing the peace, the nature and to ‘find yourself’, so to speak –
(Compliments of RXS)