Welcome to Knut Hamsun Online! The purpose of
this website is to provide information about Knut Hamsun to help
you discover his wonderful books. Knut Hamsun Online wants to represent an important, serious and objective source
for information about Knut Hamsun. Since the creation in 1997, this
site has received
The door is open All information about Knut Hamsun is of interest.
However, I strive for a clear path. I have succesfully avoided
academic retorics and political discussions, polemic talk about
nazis and street names in Oslo.
The web is loaded with such. Curiously, few focus on his art.
I love his books - for reading!
That is the objective essence of Hamsun's art.
People are analyzing to the
point that they never reach the essence of what
they are actually reading; they are stuck on the
doorstep fumbling with thousands of keys, little
realizing that the door is already open.
are we? Knut Hamsun Online is made by Mikkel Michelsen with helpful volunteers and Hamsun readers. I have
a Master of Arts in Information Science and a Business Degree from
the University of
Aarhus in Danmark, and I work with litterature, mecanics and
user interface design for specialized systems. I travel a lot, and
I always have a copy of "Pan" along with me.
Note: The great Hamsun books you should have in at least 3 versions:
one for lending to friends, one for reading, one for travel-reading.
Then come collectors items and translations :-)
Hamsun Coffee Mug
I have designed a coffee mug with the profile of Hamsun.
If you buy it, I will not profit a single Krone from it.
Click the mug.
A donation: This website is made entirely 100% by me, the initiative
is 100% non-profit and 0% financed by other stakeholders - since
1997. The idea, the graphical design, the programming, the content,
the maintenance and webhosting, all of this I have done to spread
the name of Hamsun. If you are interested in supporting this effort,
click here (secure SSL payment) or contact me:
I am currently looking for people who can help me expand the french
and english content of this site, especially providing quotes from