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Growth of the Soil

Gelesen von Greg W.

(4,628 Sterne; 43 Bewertungen)

Growth of the Soil (Markens Grøde) is the novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. The essential elements of this novel are expressed in the words of the English translator W.W. Worster in his footnote in December 1920: 'It is the life story of a man in the wilds, the genesis and gradual development of a homestead, the unit of humanity, in the unfilled, uncleared tracts that still remain in the Norwegian Highlands. It is an epic of earth; the history of a microcosm. Its dominant note is one of patient strength and simplicity; the mainstay of its working is the tacit, stern, yet loving alliance between Nature and the Man who faces her himself, trusting to himself and her for the physical means of life, and the spiritual contentment with life which she must grant if he be worthy. . .The story is epic in its magnitude, in its calm, steady progress and unhurrying rhythm, in its vast and intimate humanity. The author looks upon his characters with a great, all-tolerant sympathy, aloof yet kindly, as a god.' (Introduction by Wikipedia) (14 hr 38 min)

Chapters

01 - Book One, Chapter I

19:33

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02 - Book One, Chapter II

17:37

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03 - Book One, Chapter III

21:30

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04 - Book One, Chapter IV

25:54

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05 - Book One, Chapter V

19:49

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06 - Book One, Chapter VI

29:24

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07 - Book One, Chapter VII

25:02

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08 - Book One, Chapter VIII

22:45

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09 - Book One, Chapter IX

24:02

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10 - Book One, Chapter X

22:44

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11 - Book One, Chapter XI

18:55

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12 - Book One, Chapter XII

24:49

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13 - Book One, Chapter XIII

22:57

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14 - Book One, Chapter XIV

32:00

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15 - Book One, Chapter XV

28:01

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16 - Book One, Chapter XVI

31:00

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17 - Book One, Chapter XVII

29:17

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18 - Book One, Chapter XVIII

30:41

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19 - Book One, Chapter XIX

29:43

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20 - Book Two, Chapter I

29:43

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21 - Book Two, Chapter II

31:52

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22 - Book Two, Chapter III

36:16

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23 - Book Two, Chapter IV

39:15

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24 - Book Two, Chapter V

33:03

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25 - Book Two, Chapter VI

33:55

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26 - Book Two, Chapter VII

40:32

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27 - Book Two, Chapter VIII

25:43

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28 - Book Two, Chapter IX

34:16

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29 - Book Two, Chapter X

33:47

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30 - Book Two, Chapter XI

34:43

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31 - Book Two, Chapter XII

29:51

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Bewertungen

Excellent Excellent Reading

(5 Sterne)

This book is not for everyone, the synopsis is a guide, but the reading is better than most commercial projects.

Growth

(5 Sterne)

This is a very nice book. What it is about is stated inthe English title "Growth". It is a book about economics, natural economics, capitalism. It is about the negotiation of the man with the land the woman with the man, the people with the law, and Swedes, and the people with each other.

Love this book

(5 Sterne)

One of my favorite books. I thought the reader's voice went really well with the tone of the book

(5 Sterne)

Amazing book. Great narrator. Loved it so much I listened to it twice.

Growth of the Soil

(5 Sterne)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

(5 Sterne)

for audio reader. 3 * for book

A Nobel winner

(5 Sterne)

The writer reminds me of Isaac Bashevis Singer in the spareness of his prose while his skillful use of the present tense gives a sense of urgency. Although Hamsum is known for his modernist concern with the internal life of his characters, the plot of Growth of the Soil moves along nicely and keeps one interested in the outcomes. The reader does a good job here and doesn't interject his own interpretations. I think the author would have appreciated that. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)