Fascism and modernist literature in norway illuminates the connections between literature and politics in interwar europe focusing on the works of nobel prize winning novelist knut hamsun and modernist poets asmund sveen and rolf jacobsen all of whom collaborated with the nazi regime during the occupation of norway in world war ii and those . This study examines selections from the work of three modernist writers who also supported norwegian fascism and the nazi occupation of norway knut hamsun 1859 1952 winner of the 1920 nobel prize rolf jacobsen 1907 1994 norways major modernist poet and smund sveen 1910 1963 a fascinating but forgotten expressionist figure. Catastrophes of redemption modernism and fascism in norway by dean n krouk doctor of philosophy in scandinavian university of california berkeley professor mark sandberg chair this study examines selections from the work of three modernist writers who also supported norwegian fascism and the nazi occupation of norway knut hamsun 1859. This book illuminates the convergence of literature and politics in interwar norway by focusing on nobel laureate knut hamsun and poets smund sveen and rolf jacobsen all of whom collaborated with the nazi occupiers alongside anti fascist writer sigurd hoel. In addition to my first book fascism and modernist literature in norway i have published articles about the work of authors such as knut hamsun karl ove knausgrd kjartan flgstad and henrik ibsen selected publications book fascism and modernist literature in norway university of washington press
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