The Play With Genre: Knut Hamsun’s 'I Æventyrland'
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Keywords

Knut Hamsun
I Æventyrland
travel writing
genre problems

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Storskog, C. (2011). The Play With Genre: Knut Hamsun’s ’I Æventyrland’. Folia Scandinavica Posnaniensia, 13, 19–31. Retrieved from https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/fsp/article/view/3537

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore Knut Hamsun’s I Æventyrland. Oplevet og drømt i Kaukasien (1903) as a text that interacts with some of the structural elements specific to the genre of travel literature. I have limited the investigation to the writer’s use of comparative rhetoric on a formal level, and to the function of conventional character types, with respect to content. The evaluation of these aspects of the narrative is undertaken with the aim of highlighting Hamsun’s awareness of and engagement with the tradition of travel writing and his talent for challenging its norms.
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