Books: Again, Knut

CHAPTER THE LAST—Knut Hamsun— Knopf ($3).

Author Hamsun and Publisher Knopf have produced some 15 Hamsun novels in the U. S. Chapter The Last is laid in the Torahus Sanatorium. There is The Suicide, so-called because that is what he threatens ever to do. He almost becomes normal when his wife comes back to him, but when the Sanatorium burns down she dies and he, ironically, escapes. Then there is a man going blind with what The Suicide calls "the barber's itch." Says he to The Suicide: "My eruption is only on the...

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