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The Growth of the Soil
is the novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun
Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. He was praised by King Haakon VII of Norway as Norway's soul....
which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature
Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words from the will of Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction"...
W.W. Worster, in an afterword to his 1920 translation of Growth of the Soil
, describes the novel as follows: