This book stands out as a separate entity, from the usual background of the soil, for Knut Hamsun has chosen, this time, a...

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THE RING IS CLOSED

This book stands out as a separate entity, from the usual background of the soil, for Knut Hamsun has chosen, this time, a small fishing village on the west coast of Norway. A strange tale, restrained in the telling, with a certain compassion for the central figure, the son of a lighthouse keeper who has let his best friend hang for his crime. He tramps the world around and back, caring really for nothing but the scenes of his childhood -- complex, baffling, passive, indolent. The minor characters are well drawn, but the whole lacks the vigor of his early work.

Pub Date: May 10, 1937

ISBN: 0285638688

Page Count: -

Publisher: Coward, McCann

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1937